A healthy body has a healthy mind’ is a common saying. By keeping fit one can accomplish many things in life. The two most vital ingredients for healthy living are exercise and nutrition. A good walk everyday in fresh air and a good diet can keep you healthy all your life.
There is a mistaken belief that exercise is only for weight reduction. That is not true. Even healthy people can exercise to keep the adrenalin flowing which helps you remain fresh and active throughout the day.
People with very busy corporate jobs enjoy a good run or jog before going to their boardroom meeting. This keeps them alert in their negotiations. Any form of exercise like walking your pet or a good swim at the pool or working out at the gym can refresh the mind as well as body.
Exercise removes the extra fat in your body and allows blood circulation. After the age of forty we tend to put on weight and is harder to lose. A good exercise routine can maintain your weight and help you carry out your daily chores with ease.
Working out at the gym helps maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle. Spinning is a great form of exercise and can keep you fresh and active throughout the day. This also helps in exercising your lower body where we usually tend to put on weight after especially in middle age. Aerobics and yoga are also different types of exercises which can help you lead a healthy life.
Another face besides exercise is to eat healthy food. A balanced diet is essential in keeping body weight in check. Nutritious diet helps in maintaining the body’s immune system and metabolism therefore keeping common ailments and sicknesses at bay. After forty years of age the mineral content in the body lowers and taking additional supplements is often required to maintain the correct balance in our body.
There is a myth that nutritious diet means no regular food. A healthy nutritious diet should consist of proteins, vitamins, and iron and low calorie starchy food. Fruits and vegetables are essential to keep a person healthy and help to maintain the level of minerals and vitamins required for the body to function properly. The great aspect about maintaining a healthy nutritious diet is that it does not increase the body weight. Where ever possible supplement sugar and butter. Avoid full cream milk and instead consume skimmed milk as there is no fat and is still very high in calcium. A balanced nutritious diet and regular exercise therefore helps in leading a life free from sickness.