1) Follow the USDA's (esp the old one) Food Guide
-Tons of grains so we all become bald/blind diabetics w/ high cholesterol and closets full of cloths that are too small for our fat asses.
At least we're moving in a better direction compared to what we had before:
2) Keep believing you'll be able to get all your vitamin and mineral needs from your diet alone.
Sorry, it's not going to happen.
3) Exercise the recommended amount....
Actually, in a way, I have to take this back. The government just changed it to 60-90 minutes/day, however.......
A) I get where they're going w/ that but it's gonna seem a little daunting to the couch potato that thinks walking 3 blocks instead of driving their car is considered exercise which sets them up for failure, they end up quitting and think someone should take care of them for that too but w/e. Opinions are like assholes, and sometimes I'm kind of an asshole....
B) Really quantity of time has no merit compared to quality of time spent exercising.
-For instance: A 90 minute jog every day, is not a quality workout. Actually it sucks, unless you're training for a marathon and doing a long run.
-30 minutes of intense interval training w/ different weighted implements would be though.
4) Don't lift anything heavy
Deadlifting heavy is more than juuuust getting an ass like this:
5) Don't take a quality source of EPA + DHA daily
6) Only take the recommended 600 iu of Vitamin D/day
7) Create a disconnect w/ daily activity and nature by reading blog posts all day instead of getting out and doing something active. Leave your house!
-Go play basketball (yeah you probably suck but who cares)
-Save some gas. Ride your bike to work or where ever you need to go that's 8 miles or less. 7 miles on a bike isn't that far.
-Go for a walk somewhere away from cars, concrete, and people in general.
-Nature has tons of entertainment if you get out and open your eyes.
-Ever try sleeping in when your camping? It doesn't work.
Point of the list is to get off your ass.
-Mowing your lawn isn't exercise and it's not a connection w/ nature. Though it is a form (weak form) of being active if you're not riding the thing.
-Eating grain fed salmon once a week doesn't make you healthy.
-Having a small spinach salad covered in Dorthy Lynch (of which I adored growing up, we all make sacrifices) will not give you an adequate micronutrient content or close to everything you need for the day.
-Just b/c you run a mile daily doesn't make you strong or fit (if that ruffled your feathers too bad, it's the truth) And if you cannot run a mile you need to do some serious work.