… and body fitness
Written by: Stimulife Health
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The food you eat, the nutrients you supply to your body, any type of fitness and exercising activity you follow and any “diet” you may follow in an effort to lose weight are all important factors that influence your health. To function properly, your body needs certain important nutrients, namely carbohydrates, good fats, vitamins and minerals, among others.
When your body has all these essential nutrients, you do not easily catch common viruses and diseases. Your health is closely linked to your weight, and many overweight people tend to suffer from diseases, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and many others. Today, there are many types of “Diets” that claim that they can help people lose weight fast. Although there are a few effective and safe diets, many “diets” are not safe and they simply do not work. One of the main risks posed by these “diets” is that they teach people to eat more of certain foods and stop eating some foods. The fact is, your body needs all the different types of nutrients that are available in different types of food.
Health diet fitness is a three part formula. Health = Diet + Fitness. So when you improve your diet you also need to follow through and also make fitness a priority.
Fitness and all other types of exercises play an important role in helping people keep healthy. Any type of exercising burns some calories and can help you lose any excess weight you may have, and this will help you to avoid having heart diseases and other problems that are associated with being overweight. Exercising does not mean that you have to join a gym. Walking round the block during your lunch break at work, walking your dog after work, doing some gardening, swimming, playing tennis or playing golf are all various ways through which you can get active. You just have to decide what you like as a form of exercise and try to do that several times per week.
The essential key to any diet is not only to just take up a low calorie or a low-carb diet but also eat protein and fiber rich food. Protein rich food will increase the metabolism of the body and fibre rich food will help you in having healthy bowel movements.
When you are feeding yourself with healthy food materials, you are not supposed to continue your old habits that are unhealthy to your body such as smoking or drinking alcohol. Instead you must drink at least 8-10 glasses of water everyday to increase your metabolism. Sleep is also of utmost importance. It gives your body much needed rest. Make sure you sleep for at least six to eight hours to make yourself feel alert and fresh throughout your day. By eating well through providing your body all the important nutrients and exercising regularly, you can achieve your optimum health. You can choose any type of fitness activity that you enjoy. So, If we include the above items and make small changes to our diet they will make us look good and feel fit.