Thursday, April 13, 2006

Health is Wealth

About Health is wealth

Health is wealth- goes the saying. The main thing man needs now is a healthy body. Without health, it is no use if a man has all the wealth in the world, as he wouldn’t be fit to do much with the money. There is no point to make money if you cannot spend the money on yourself.

Good health is attained through regular exercise and a regulated food diet. If you have bad food habits, even small changes in your diet can improve your health considerably. The key is to know which are the good foods, and to eat as much of such food as possible, and to avoid fatty and unwanted foods. Make sure you have about 5 you 7 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, calcium rich food and whole grain, high fiber foods regularly. If not, try to make small, slow changes to attain such a food diet as small changes are easier to make and easier to stick with. To know what types of food you eat, it is best to write down what you eat and drink everyday. This way you will know which foods you can eat more of and which foods to avoid. You can enlist the help of a nutritionist if you don’t actually know which foods to eat and avoid. Don’t trust the nutritional information you get from newspapers and magazines as they may conflict with earth other. Never think that good nutrition can be obtained from a vitamin pill. It may give you vitamins and minerals, but your body benefits the most from eating healthy foods. It would be more interesting and better to make some variety in the foods you eat as eating a variety of foods is good for your body. Making some changes in the mode of cooking of your food too helps in getting a healthy body. Rather than frying meat, it is better to bake, grill or broil meat. Cut back on extra fats like butter, oil and margarine while cooking. Eat salads without oily salad dressings as the calorie you cut down by eating a salad will then be compensated with the dressing. It is better to drink low-calorie beverages like water and unsweetened tea and diet soda, than aerated drinks.

Sleep is another factor that ensures a healthy body. Sleep as much as your body requires for you to feel fresh and active after a good night’s sleep. Also make it a point to introduce a regular exercise routine to your daily activities. Walking is considered the best form of exercise as it doesn’t need any expenditure to start out on it, and can be done anywhere, anytime, anyway. Start walking short distances to progress to about 2 to 3 kilometers a day, walking slowly while slowly increasing your speed. There are other exercises you can also do to maintain a healthy lifestyle, like swimming, jogging, playing some sport or bicycling. Just make it a point to do some form of exercise everyday, and to alter your food habits to have a good and health body!

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