by Dino Brunetti,
365 Days of Health & Fitness
You're eligible for a phone upgrade in six months so what do you do? Naturally you start researching now. The same thing goes for purchasing a new car or flat-screen TV. Obviously a major decision such as a choosing between an android and an iPhone requires months of research. Let's switch gears a little bit...your test results come back and your cholesterol is high. Or maybe it's your blood pressure. Or maaaaaybe your doctor tells you that you need to loose some weight. What do you do? Get back into research mode.
There are gazillions of websites geared to answer any health related question you can throw at them. Or some such as this one that you're reading now that offer healthy ideas/reminders that you can apply everyday. Need some tips on shedding fat? Google it. Need some healthy recipes? Google it. Need to work on your gastrocnemius and aren't sure which exercises will do that? Google it? Have no idea where or what the gastrocnemius is? Google it.
I'm not suggesting you use the almighty internet as a crutch, rather use it as a tool and as with any tool you need to beware of the dangers. There is a lot of misinformation out there and on top of that there are a plethora of different theories regarding the approach to exercise and eating. At first you'll gravitate to the theories that you can relate to such as the beer and pizza diet in hopes that the brilliant mind behind such an idea has stumbled on something so easy that the general public has overlooked it and you could be one of the pioneers of such a life changing event. Or you'll just be a fat drunk.
As your research continues you'll see the similarities between who knows what they're talking about and who doesn't. It is at that point that you'll be able to make an educated decision as to which direction you would like to take your health. For myself it was powerlifting. Once I found out that I had to eat a lot in order to get stronger it was a no brainer. I don't have time to count calories or ask myself if a burger is going to make my butt look big. Instead I try to eat as clean as possible and train hard.
Dana says, "We are here at 365 days of Health and Fitness...for motivational support and accurate health and fitness information" - Enjoy your fierce Friday!!