Timing does matter. Any move toward a healthier lifestyle is a good change, but part of building healthy habits is recognizing the importance of both diet and exercise, and giving them equal priority...
Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2013
On April 26, kettlebell champion Lorna Kleidman discusses recent research findings which indicate that it’s far more beneficial to make exercise and diet changes in tandem, rather than prioritizing one or the other.
According to a recent study published in the Annals of Behavior Medicine, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine found that “changing diet and fitness habits simultaneously” produced the best results among participants trying to meet diet and fitness goals and stick with them for a year, reports an article from Time.
“Previous studies suggested that providing people with too much information about nutrition and physical activity at once can be overwhelming, and tends to discourage, rather than motivate them to improve their habits. That, say the researchers, has led to the popularity of advising people to make incremental changes, and set smaller, more achievable goals to eat healthier meals and to become less sedentary. But, say some experts, continually making new changes can also drain energy and motivation, and lead to a drop in compliance over time.”
Fitness expert Lorna Kleidman says that the issue is a psychological one, and that people typically find that addressing the two healthy behaviors simultaneously can have a synergistic effect, maximizing the physical benefits. “When you make holistic lifestyle changes you end up with positive outcomes that are greater than the sum of their parts,” says Kleidman. “Timing does matter. Any move toward a healthier lifestyle is a good change, but part of building healthy habits is recognizing the importance of both diet and exercise, and giving them equal priority. You can get this done a lot more easily with the simple trick of starting both at once! You can still make the changes incrementally, but be sure not to neglect one goal in favor of another.”
Lorna Kleidman is a three-time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport, and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She developed the innovative kettlebell exercises used in the KettleX program as a way to bring the benefits of the bells to everyone in an easy-to-use, comprehensive and fun format. Lorna has been teaching individuals and group classes for the past six years.