Change your lifestyle, before your lifestyle changes you
Let’s be Health Conscious!
Being health conscious is something we all should be aware of, each and every day. Making choices in the foods we put in our body makes a difference. Someone once said it this way; If you eat fat, greasy food, you become a fat, greasy dude! If you put doctor stuff in your brain you become a doctor if you put teacher stuff in your brain, you become a teacher, and so on. If you put junk in your mind, that’s what you become. If you continually put junk in your body, well, we are less than healthy, right?
We here a lot about living a healthy lifestyle, but what does that mean? In general, a healthy person doesn’t smoke is at a healthy weight, eats healthy and exercises. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
The trick to healthy living is making small changes… talking more steps, adding fruit to your cereal, having more steps, adding fruit to your cereal, having an extra glass of water… these are just a few ways you can start living healthy without drastic changes.
If you have a hectic lifestyle, changes are your diet, exercise and sleep schedules suffer the most, affecting every part of your body and inviting obesity, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, cholesterol etc.
These days, one of the problems people face, in metros, is lack of activity. We know it’s not good for us. We think exercise has to be vigorous to be worth our time. The truth is, movement is movement and the more you do, the healthier you’ll be. Even moderate activities like chores, gardening and waling can make a difference!
Just change your life style a little movement to your life can;
- Reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes
- Improve joint stability
- Increase and improve range of movement
- Help maintain flexibility as you age
- Maintain bone mass
- Prevent osteoporosis and fractures
- Improve mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Enhance self esteem
- Improve memory in elderly people
- Reduce stress
So, even if you opt for small changes and a more modest weight loss, you can see the benefits are still pretty good. One study has found that just a 10% weight reduction helped obese patients reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and increase longevity
Set a goal to weight loss, a better-toned body or improved time management and fix a time frame (three months is not too distant, not too close). Take steps to support it divide the day in optimum time use capsules and follow it, better fluid intake, exercise, eat a nutritious diet focusing on fresh fruits and vegetables and fibre (whole cereals). Determine your reward and reiterate your commitment every day – through prayer, mediation, or breathing exercises for 15 minutes in the morning.
Go for an annual checkup:
Make sure you include the testes mentioned in the table below, along with other tests available in packages in reputed hospitals.
- The Check hemoglobin (low hemoglobin results in tiredness); to check if you’re harboring any infection (White Blood Cell count will be high)
- To Check if you have diabetes
- To check thyroid functioning: thyroid helps maintain metabolism and in reproduction (with other hormones)
- To check FSH that acts in tandem with TSH in reproduction
- To check estrogen levels; responsible for female sexual development
- To check levels of “good” and “bad” cholesterol
- To detect ovarian cancer (along with sonography)
- To check for urinary infection
- To pick up signs of any tumor development in ovaries
- Check for gall bladder infection, tumor or kidney stones
- Cancer detection test of the breasts
- To check for bone weakness
Change your lifestyle with take Vitamin, Mineral supplements:
After you get your annual check-up done, consult your general physician (GP) on whether you need to have multivitamin and/or calcium and magnesium supplements. Remember that over-dosages can be harmful, as certain oil-soluble vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin D and calcium start precipitating in the kidneys; vitamin A, while good for the eyes in small quantities, can damage the liver in excess. But the surplus of vitamin B complex and C get thrown our the body, being water soluble.