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Jan 14, 2011

Healthy habits


Healthy Food  :
_ Eat at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day.
_   Avoid Fats & oils.
_   Avoid Salt & Sugar.
_  Benefits – Provides all necessary vitamins & minerals to your body. It helps to control your  weight. It helps to improve heart health.
_ Drink green tea, Eat almonds & walnuts.

_ Benefits –
 1.Green tea has got many vital antioxidants which helps to improve immunity & fights against ageing.
2. Dried fruits are important sources of vitamins, minerals and fiber in the diet.
3. Regular exercise is the easiest way to stay healthy.

_  Benefits –
1) help to prevent heart attacks and strokes
2) Reduces Blood Pressure in Hypertensive
3) Better Blood Glucose level control in diabetics.
4) Improves Calcium absorption & prevents osteoporosis
5) It postpones ageing.
6) A good stress reliever.

FIT formula for exercise
Frequency: 5-6 days per week.
Intensity: To achieve and maintain target heart rate i.e. 0.6 X (220- age)
Timings (Duration): 30-60 minutes per day.
Warming up and cool down for 5 minutes is must.

Medical Check Ups
_ Go for periodic medical check ups.
Benefits
1.    It helps in early detection of diseases.
2.    Prevention is not only better but also cheaper than cure

Not only children, adults also need vaccinations.
Contact your doctor fordetails.

Benefits –
1.    Vaccinations are required to prevent certain2.    serious diseases in future

Maintain A Healthy Weight
Combine exercise with healthy diet & reduce your weight to normal.
_ Keep watch on your BMI (Body Mass Index). Normal BMI = 20 to 24.9
Benefits –
1.    Healthy weight prevents diabetes, hypertension2.    and many other problems.

Avoid Tobacco Products
Benefits - Your risk of coronary heart disease will be halved within a year and will return to a normal level over time. Cancers like Mouth Cancer, Lung Cancer can be prevented by avoiding tobacco products.
 
Do Yoga & Meditation daily
Benefits - Relaxation techniques can be very useful in lowering your stress and anxiety levels. It helps in maintaining your good health.
Get enough sleep – Between 6-8 hrs sleeps is required. Not less
than 6 hrs and not more than 8 hrs.
Benefits – Better Sleep –Better Life. It helps in recharging your body for
next day. It improves memory. It also helps in weight management. It is
observed that person who sleeps less have more chances of weight gain.
 
Always think positively.
Benefits - Positive thinking helps in reducing stress level & prepare us to
face the difficult movements in better way.
 
Smile is contagious, so share this de-stressing activity with others who appear to be under stress.
Benefits – It relaxes the whole body. It boosts immune system. It releases
endorphins – body’s natural feel good chemicals.