“Moderation is the center wherein all philosophies, both human and divine, meet.” –Benjamin Disraeli
In this article, we’re making the case for moderation in diet and exercise. Fads come and go and come back again. Our motto is “Live to do it another day.”
Over the years we have tried a lot of different diets but we found that the Mediterranean diet to be a recommended starting point for most people. You get to have a variety of different foods as long as you do so in moderation. You can eat meat, fish, poultry, beans and legumes, vegetables, grains, oils, and fruit. When not denied you don’t feel deprived!
Another argument in favor of eating in moderation are numerous studies on taking in fewer calories as you get older to stay mentally sharp and physically energetic. Sounds contradictory but when we follow that it rings true.
The case for moderation also applies to fitness: we’ve been extreme with many forms of exercise in our youth and suffered the consequences with all kinds of injuries. When you’re young, it’s fun and fine and you heal quickly, but our experiences with injuries taught us that doing exercise consistently and in moderation over time keeps us healthier and injury-free. We all need to move so we can keep moving!
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