Stay heathy and live life to the fullest
Being overweight or obese not only catches other’s attention but also various diseases that can cause serious health issues. Staying fit not only makes you healthy but also boosts your self-confidence. Losing weight is an uphill task which requires strict discipline. Let us understand various factors that are required to be worked upon in order to lose weight, stay healthy and live life to the fullest.
Exercise burns extra calories:
The extra weight that you have gained is due to the fat stores in your body, which are the unutilized extra calories that you consumed over a long duration of time. Dieting alone cannot help your body lose weight because it will also deprive you of useful nutrition your body needs for proper functioning. The only healthy way to lose this extra fat is with the help of exercise. Aerobic exercise, 30 to 45 minutes in a day will help you burn those fat stores of your body. Adding regular exercise to your daily schedule is a great way to lose weight and stay healthy.
Nutrition keeps your healthy:
Ever wondered, what keeps your entire body function perfectly? The food that we consume is the key to keep us healthy. The nutrition that our food offers is very crucial for our long term health status. Apart from essential amino acids and fatty acids, our body needs more than 24 important vitamins and minerals to serve the need of our body. Right food and/or supplements should be incorporated in your lifestyle as a routine habit. Saying no to junk foods is a great start. Junk foods are devoid of nutrition and are rich in calories, a perfect food for increasing body fats. Nutritious food not only keeps us healthy but also prevents various diseases. Chromium, for example, can prevent diabetes and iron prevents anemia, calcium and vitamin D prevents osteoporosis, and iodine prevents thyroid problems. Since these nutrients also helps in the proper regulation of body metabolism, these can also help reduce body weight, when accompanied with regular exercise.
Adequate rest for mind and body:
In this result oriented world where performance at every step matters, it is inevitable to get stressed up. Adequate rest relieves stress and helps our body recoup. Relieving stress on a regular basis is essential for our body, as stress, if not relieved can lead to anxiety and advance to depression if not managed early. Whether it is stress, anxiety or depression, it affects the metabolism of body and imposes a serious threat on body weight. Where some people may lose weight under stress, others lead to increase in their body weight.
Positive mental attitude for overall health:
Nobody can stay healthy without a positive outlook towards life. In this uncertain life, we have the option to either remain positive or negative in any situation. It is wise to remain positive, as it affects our mind and body. Positive mental attitude helps relieve stress on the mind and keeps the metabolism of our body in order. Think positive and stay healthy.
Let us conclude:
Staying healthy requires the adoption of few good habits, which will not only help manage your body weight but also keeps you away from various diseases. Incorporate these four pillars of health to stay healthy and live life to the fullest:
- Balanced nutrition
- Adequate rest
- Positive mental attitude
– Gurdeep Singh