Keeping Fit

Keeping fit

Maintaining a healthy body is not that easy and not so difficult also. A recent health survey indicates that lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and certain types of cancers are on the rise. Always there is a need to be healthy because an unhealthy body will be attacked by many diseases. Our preoccupation with tasty but unhealthy meals as well as our increasingly inactive or sedentary lifestyles has taken a toll on our health. A most important tip for a healthy body is to have healthy food and eat them at the proper time.

Our choice of food almost always includes food that appeals to the taste buds regardless of whether they have nutritional value or otherwise. Try to include leafy vegetables, fresh vegetables, fruits, milk, and fish in your daily diet. As a result, we gorge ourselves on food that has a high oil content such as fried chicken and french fries. Make sure you are having your breakfast regularly. Skipping your breakfast regularly will definitely affect your health. To make matters worse, many of us have a sweet tooth. When calorie intake exceeds output, the inevitable is bound to occur — obesity and an inactive lifestyle.

Exercise also plays a vital role in keeping your body healthy. Regular exercise will also keep your body in good health. What we need to do is shed all the extra weight by reducing our calorie intake and exercising. By exercise, it doesn’t mean a simple and slow walk. It should be in such a way that your body should start sweating. Choosing nutritious food that is relatively low in calories is a move in the right direction. If we need to go on a diet o weight reduction program, then it is best we consult a qualified nutritionist or dietician. When buying food, choose products with healthier ingredients. When you eat out, choose dishes that have less fat or oil content. Apart from these always try to manage your stress. Most people due to stress at work have health problems.

Exercise is an integral part of keeping fit. Regular exercise not only helps to manage weight but also increases fitness levels. A person need not have vigorous workouts in the gym to keep himself fit. Fitness and health seem to be the same for everyone but they have entirely two different meanings. Fitness can be defined as the physical ability to perform work, sports, etc with ease. Brisk walking or even walking up the stairs instead of using the life are good forms of exercise. Health experts recommend that an individual exercise at least three times a week with each session lasting for about 20 to 30 minutes. Your body should possess both fitness as well as health. Men and ladies are equally concerned about your body.

Keeping fit also requires changes in other aspects of our lifestyles. Smoking and drinking alcohol can wreak havoc on our health. To maintain a healthy and fit body primarily requires self-control and will power. Smoking increases the risks of developing certain types of cancers while heavy drinking can lead to liver damage. A chain-smoker and a heavy drinker cannot hope to live a long, disease-free life. Health can be maintained by proper diet, exercise, and hygiene.

Life is a precious gift from God. It is the duty of every individual to value this gift. Keeping fit is, therefore, our responsibility. Shirking from our responsibility indicates either ignorance or indifference. Our day-to-day habits also determine our fitness level. We have to get our priorities right before we become victims of our own careless habits. The quality of food, air, water all helps in building our fitness level.