Your Weekly Tips and Tools #062820
Health and Diet
Does low fat equal low calorie? No, not usually. Fat lends flavor to food, so many low-fat foods are often replaced with sugar to improve the taste. Excess calories mean empty calories and excess weight. Take a look at the ingredient list on fat-free products like yogurt or salad dressing. These are often laden with sugar. Our tip, read labels and ingredient lists carefully!
Regardless of your experience level, anyone can use perceived exertion to effectively gauge exercise intensity. Whether you’re new to aerobic exercise or a fitness enthusiast, use the RPE scale to become familiar with your perception and description of exercise effort. By using RPE, your exercise sessions will be more effective and more enjoyable