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How Health and Fitness Advice Changed from 2010 to 2020

Nutrition over the Decade

Nutrition over the Decade

Dietary guidelines changed drastically over the decade.

  • Sugar is no longer classified as food, but as an addictive substance similar to cocaine.
  • Cholesterol and natural fat are not that bad for you anymore.
  • The definition of what healthy means has changed, and now encompasses a more holistic approach to our body.
  • Our gut microbes, which get killed by eating processed foods and antibiotics, need to be safeguarded now.
  • Emotional stress is a big contributor to our health.

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How Health and Fitness Advice Changed from 2010 to 2020

How Health and Fitness Advice Changed from 2010 to 2020

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Different Decade, Different Resolutions

Some New Year's resolutions stay the same every decade, like getting plenty of sleep, getting more exercise, eating better, etc.

As we enter the year 2020, some other New Year Resolutions are not what they were to millions of people trying to get to a better version of themselves.

Nutrition over the Decade

Dietary guidelines changed drastically over the decade.

  • Sugar is no longer classified as food, but as an addictive substance similar to cocaine.
  • Cholesterol and natural fat are not that bad for you anymore.
  • The definition of what healthy means has changed, and now encompasses a more holistic approach to our body.
  • Our gut microbes, which get killed by eating processed foods and antibiotics, need to be safeguarded now.
  • Emotional stress is a big contributor to our health.

Alcohol intake

We had doctors advising us that moderate alcohol is good for health, but that has changed over the decade.
Any amount of alcohol can risk conditions like cancer and obesity according to new research. This has resulted in plenty of low and zero alcohol beverages in the market.

Fitness

  • New research suggests even low-intensity bouts of short fitness activity can be beneficial. and prevent chronic illnesses.
  • Benefits of meditation and even short napping are getting documented more.
  • The last decade has seen a huge influx of Yoga studios all over the world.

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