Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle : June Episode 5

Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle


 

Nutrition

Tips to Lose Weight:

  • Weigh yourself once a week using the same machine each time.
  • The fats to avoid are saturated fats (butter, cheese, ghee), good oils include unsaturated fats (olive oil, groundnut oil, etc.).
  • Drink a glass or two of water before each meal.
  • Never skip breakfast or any other meal. It makes you over eat at the next meal.
  • Eat slowly at 20 minutes each meal.

Exercise

Alternate Ways to Exercise:

  • Start with a 20-30 minute walk, before attempting trekking in hills & forests.
  • Use a stick for support & balance.
  • Walking up slopes is a good Cardio workout & walking in uneven ground strengthens the bones & improves balance.
  • Always hike with a buddy for reasons of safety & carry a map of the region & be aware of weather conditions.

Stress Management

Brain Foods:( Broccoli):

  • Broccoli is high in Vitamin K, which has been found to promote brain healing following trauma or illness.
  • Broccoli contains sulforaphane, which has been found to fortify and repair the blood-brain barrier following damage from injury or illness.
  • The blood-brain barrier is a membrane that serves as a filter of sorts, protecting the brain from potentially harmful chemicals that are present in the blood.

Avoid Addictions

Premature Ageing:

  • One of the chief & significant causes of premature ageing of the face is smoking.
  • Skin changes include leathery skin & deep wrinkling.
  • Smoking leads to biochemical changes in the body that speed the aging process.
  • Smoking deprives the living skin of oxygen by causing constriction of blood vessels. As a result, blood doesn't get to your organs such as the skin as easily.

Medical

Reducing Triglycerides:

  • Avoid sugar in food (desserts) or in drinks (coffee, tea, aerated drinks). Eat fruits instead of desserts & water instead of sugar free drinks.
  • Avoid rice, pasta, white bread. Eat whole grain & multigrain instead.
  • Don’t have more than 1 or 2 drinks of alcohol per week.
  • Lose weight & keep within your weight range.
  • 30 minutes of walking daily or daily exercise.

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