The Basic Foundation of a Strong and Healthy Body: Nutrition and Exercise

The Basic Foundation of a Strong and Healthy Body: Nutrition and Exercise

To finally start taking action and make a commitment to health, it is important to first understand the basic foundation of a healthy body. In this article, we will discuss how getting enough nutrition and exercise can help you stay fit. 

Exercise and a healthy diet go hand in hand because both help makes sure that every part of your body is functioning properly. The composition of a healthy diet is not the same for everybody, and the same goes for exercise. People can choose different sets of workouts according to their capability, strength, interests, and health condition. It's best to know what you want and what works for you. A mix of cardio, strength, and yoga for overall health, or other types of exercise including HIIT, pilates, sports, and others are some of the ones to consider. It’s highly advisable to consult your doctor before engaging in a routine for precautions. 


Exercising is not just about burning unwanted calories. It’s an activity that involves building strength and stamina. It triggers a chain reaction that brings positive effects on your body from the inside out if done properly.

Now, where does nutrition come in? While exercising tones our body, the nutrients from the food we eat fuel and nourish it. When we know the type of nutrients we get from the food we consume, we make better choices on what we eat. An example would be getting protein from meat. Exercise helps build and strengthen muscles, while protein-rich foods help repair them. Of course, that doesn’t mean we should neglect the other food groups and focus on one. It is very important to have a balanced diet. 

It is important to strike a balance between exercise and diet as well. If you’re dieting but not exercising, you’re more than likely to be losing muscle and struggling to lose fat because you’re accumulating calories but not letting your body work. One without the other isn’t going to do anything. The key is to balance food and activity. Exercising and following a healthy diet have been proven to have positive effects not just on your physical health but also emotional. When we feel happier and relaxed, we are more likely to want to take care of ourselves and be better. Think about practicing both actively and see the wonders it would do for you.

But how does one start a healthy diet and build a good exercise routine? The first action doesn’t have to be grand, it just has to be intentional. Setting personal goals is the first step. Start small. Go for an outdoor walk or do a 15-minute indoor workout. Prepare yourself a snack or a meal if you’re feeling pumped. Find a new recipe to try. Do some research on the best type of diet for you. Ditch the chips. Drink lots of water. Quit drinking alcoholic beverages. Go for a checkup, and if you’re planning on doing certain activities, discuss it with your doctor first.

How Garmin Can Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals 

Garmin’s smartwatch makes the perfect fitness partner. It helps you train smarter with built-in sports apps right on your wrist and notifications sent straight from your phone. If you’re into sports, with just a tap on your smartwatch, you can use preloaded activity profiles for surfing, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, and more! You can also check out workout apps including HIIT, yoga, cardio, and strength training. You can train indoors or outdoors. This smartwatch is built to be accessible and easy for you to use. You can also set workout reminders and interact via Garmin Connect. 

Health monitoring and tracking are one of the highlight features of Garmin smartwatches. Garmin believes it’s important to know how your body is responding to your activities. Being aware of the state of your body through the data generated by your smartwatch helps you keep tabs on your progress, the areas you need to work on, and what you need to lessen.

Garmin smartwatches also have a wrist-based heart rate that comes with alerts if your heart rate stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. It allows you to gauge how hard your heart is working during activities, even underwater. It has Pulse Ox for altitude acclimation or sleep monitoring. A Pulse Ox2 sensor uses light beams to assess how well your body is absorbing oxygen. Stress tracking focuses on heart rate variability and is used to calculate your stress level score so you can see if you’re having a calm, balanced, or stressful day. Body battery monitoring energy optimizes your body’s energy reserves and uses heart rate variability, stress, sleep, and other data to determine when you’re ready to be active and when you need to rest.

Garmin empowers you to live the healthy lifestyle that you want. Through a wearable that advocates wellness, we want our readers and customers to be aware of and understand the basic foundation of a healthy life and start taking action toward achieving and maintaining physical and emotional fitness.

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