NORWALK, Conn., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The warm weather provides the perfect opportunity to get fit for summer. Boost your health and confidence with a plan that combines smarter eating habits with a steady fitness routine.
"The key to controlling weight is to eat fewer calories while increasing physical activity," said Peggy Fleming, Olympic figure skating champion and HealthSaver spokesperson.
If exercise has not been a part of your daily routine, don't worry. People who start exercising later in life appear to gain the same health benefits as people who have stayed fit their entire lives. Find what type of exercise works for you, and stick with it.
Healthier eating could reduce cancer deaths in the United States by as much as 35 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Health. Keep yourself healthy -- and in swimsuit shape! -- with a smart diet plan.
Think of food as fuel. Replace unhealthy foods with nutrient-rich
options. "Aim for a variety of food while keeping an eye on portion sizes,"
said Brad Eggleston, vice president of HealthSaver.
Make this summer your season to shine. Dedicate yourself to a better You!
-- The benefits of regular exercise are not limited to toned muscles and
less body fat. Consistent exercise also helps protect against heart
disease, Type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, strokes and even
-- The U.S. Department of Health recommends at least 30 minutes of
physical activity on most, preferably all, days of the week. Choose
cardiovascular activities that suit you. If you're competitive, join a
tennis league. Social? Ask a friend to accompany you on your morning
-- To increase your metabolic rate by up to 15 percent,
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