I was reading this post the other day, and thought it was pretty interesting. I decided to make a note of it over here so it's easy for me to find in the future.
(By Cassey Ho)
Some bits which stood out:
"Did you know that the way you look is based on: 80% DIET, 10% EXERCISE, and 10% GENETICS"
"It all goes back to what you put into your body and how many calories you are consuming and burning at the end of the day. You need to fuel it correctly to have great energy. Now what you do with that great energy depends on you…if you want to workout and you’ve consumed a ton of protein then muscle building and lean physique is what you’ll get. You can use the energy to study or work late into the night..."
"...being lean is not JUST ABOUT working out, it’s 80% diet."
"You still do need to get moving for heart health, to prevent muscle loss, and to build bone strength. I know most of us reading this probably are thinking about bikinis not bone strength, but at the BARE MINIMUM please workout at least 2-3x a week (even if it is 30 min) to keep your body in check. Think of a car. You gotta use it once in a while or else the engine won’t even start!"
"Even if you eat clean and you eat “too many good foods”, you’ll still gain weight. So workout to burn some calories and feel good about it."