Get the scoop on this popular eating plan.
As part of our Great Diet Showdown, Dr. Michael Roizen is giving us a closer look at the DASH plan to help you understand if it's right for you. The DASH Diet stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It was originally developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in order to lower blood pressure and promote healthy bodies. As always, make sure to speak to your physician before starting a new eating plan. Read on to get the scoop!
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Make Time for Exercise
On the DASH diet, build up to 10,000 steps a day and add resistance training and jumping in after two months. After four months, you can consider adding cardio into your workout routine, but always check in with yourself to see how you're feeling to make sure you don't overexert yourself. If you want to add in more strenuous exercises, speak to your physician to make sure you are cleared to do so. Struggling to get motivated? Try getting your friends or relatives involved, since having a buddy system can help keep you accountable and ensure you achieve your health and fitness goals.