Key of Fitness
Tips for Healthy body
- Include more mono-unsaturated fatty acids(omega9) and poly-unsaturated fatty acids ( omega 3,omega 6) in diet.
- Avoid saturated fats , as they are the main cause for high blood cholesterol.
- Increase intake of soluble fibre in diet , it stops the absorption of cholesterol in blood.
- Consume high protein food as it helps in burning extra calories of the body and also fulfills the requirement of essential amino acids for the body.
- Consumption of Antioxidants like Vitamin E, Vitamin B ,Vitamin A, selenium , etc..acts as anti-ageing components for the body and also helps to prevent heart disease by obstructing oxidation of fats desposited in blood vessels, thus detoxifies the body.
- Regular exercise helps to maintain ideal healthy body weight.
Key to fitness
Why going on a diet gets you nowhere?
- You become thinner after your diet but this controlled weight may alter after a period of time , the end is neither smart nor healthy.
- If you skip meals or don't eat enough , your metabolism will slow down and burn less fat and calories.
- If you deprive yourself of certain foods , you are likely to have many health complications because your body requires a balance of nutrients, including those good fats and good carbohydrates.
- About 1/2- 2 pounds /week is considered a safe rate of weight loss. A weight loss of 5-15% of body weight may improve your health and quality of life and prevent heart disease , high blood pressure or cholesterol.
Are You at Risk?
If you are overweight or obese you are at risk of developing the following diseases:
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Some cancers like endometrial, breast , prostate ,colon
- High blood cholesterol
- Coronary heart disease
- Gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea and breathing problems
Besides being overweight or obese, other risk factors to be considered :
- Cigarette smoking
- High LDL-cholesterol ("bad" cholesterol)
- High triglycerides
- Family history of premature heart disease.
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Low HDL-cholesterol ("good" cholesterol)
- High blood glucose (sugar)
- Physical inactivity