Sabtu, 24 Maret 2012

How to Keep Fit and Healthy at All Times

If you want to keep fit and healthy at all times, then you have to make some active effort. Keeping fit doesn't only mean looking good from the outside. It means being physically active, mentally sound, and feeling energetic and ready to face the tasks of everyday life.

In order to keep fit and healthy, you don't have to run for hours, or spend several hours at a gym, or playing football or tennis, or riding a bike. You can start by doing simple exercises. People have all sorts of excuses for not exercising. Most everyone has family, children, and busy work schedules to take care of. However, if you want to stay healthy and live longer, then you have to make some little changes towards a healthy lifestyle.

To keep fit and healthy, follow a healthy and balanced diet everyday. Make sure that your everyday diet includes lots of fruits, vegetables, and protein. You should cut down on red meat, junk foods, caffeine, and sugar intake. Avoid soft drinks or canned fruit juices. Instead, opt for a variety of fresh fruits, vegetable salads, freshly made fruit juices, milk, nutritious energy drinks, etc.

You need to be more active in order to keep fit and healthy. Modern life has become very sedentary, with fewer scopes for physical activities. You need to exercise in order to burn those calories. Minimum physical activity slows down your metabolism rate. So, you can put on weight even when you eat less. On the other hand, exercise and a more active life will burn up the calories, even when you eat a little more. You can simply go for a brisk walk, or jog, or you can join a gym. The important thing is that you must include some physical exercise in your everyday life, because fitness and health cannot be achieved without some physical exercise.

For a healthy life sufficient sleep is important. Lack of sleep can make you feel tired the next day. So work hard, but make sure that you have enough sleep; so that your body gets the time to replenish itself.

Do not skip your breakfast, no matter how busy you are. Breakfast is the first and most important meal of the day. It works as a fuel for your body and keeps you going for the rest of day. If you skip breakfast, you will feel hungrier in the latter part of the day, and you may end up eating more! So, you may run a risk of gaining weight, if you skip your breakfast frequently.

If you are not a healthy eater and find it difficult to improve your food habits due to busy, erratic, work schedules, then you may be depriving your body of the essential nutrients that are important for good health. In the long run, unhealthy food habits can lead you to serious health hazards. An easy solution to this problem is to include multi-vitamin supplements in your daily food intake. Multi-vitamins can be taken to replenish the nutritional deficiencies in your daily diet.

Jumat, 02 Maret 2012

Follow These Rules to Stay Fit and Healthy

Health and Fitness:

As the saying goes "Health is Wealth", we all know how important ones health is. Staying fit and healthy is what we all want. Fitness makes us want to live life every day. You have to eat right, exercise, quit bad habits like smoking and drinking, free from stress and maintain good hygiene to be healthy.

Follow these rules to stay fit and healthy:

Eat healthy:

Good nutritious food is important for our body. The human body needs to have nutrients whether through eating food or taking supplements. Say no to junk food as they do not help but only make you gain weight. Add a lot of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Avoid eating fatty meats like pork, ham, sausages and salami. If you are a vegetarian than certain benefits like iron and B-12 that you get from eating meat would not be provided so in exchange for the meat you should take supplements. Watch the amount of sugar you take. Reduction of sugar is important to good health; therefore always check out the sugar content of anything you eat even if it appears to be healthy. Cut down on fat consumption by taking low fat cheese, cottage cheese, milk and cream. Nuts should be included in your diet.

Quit Smoking:

Smoking kills. It is injurious to health but many a times we conveniently not pay attention to it and do not want about the effect it has on our health. Even smoking a few cigarettes a day can hurt your health. Many people say that smoking helps relieve stress but that is not so, it's just that they want to believe that it does. Though it is difficult to quit smoking but with a little help from people around you, who cares about your well being you can do it. You need to make up your mind and with will power and determination it is possible. Smoking can cause various health problems like lung infection, cancer; kidney infection etc. So improve your health and quit smoking today.

Reduce Stress

Stress can disturb your health. It can also disturb your sleep thus giving you headaches and insomnia. It is important to relieve yourself from stress to stay healthy. A sound mind gives a healthy body. There are ways you can relieve from stress. Try and do something you like and not think about anything negative. Pamper your body and your soul. Go for a massage or soak in a hot tub, exercise, do yoga and meditate, read a good book or play with your pets, listen to some good music. These are said to be great stress busters.


Follow a good hygiene. It is reported that those having bad hygiene often fall sick. Free your body from bacteria. Take bath regularly and wear clean clothes. Also it is important to follow a good dental hygiene to have healthy teeth. Floss your teeth everyday.