Healthy and Good Living

Food plays a very important role in being healthy and fit. This is because it is one of the basic requirements of the body. If you want to be healthy, you should take proper care about what you eat. This has become quite crucial today. The problem of obesity is increasing in the developed countries. Some people also face health problems because of under nutrition of some nutrients.

Healthy and good eating doesn’t just involve eating, good food, but it also includes eating it the right way. There should be a regularity in the eating time. Breakfast, meal, dinner, etc, should at a specific time during the day. Among these the breakfast should be high nutritious. It should provide the calories, which you are going to need during the day. Moreover, it should also be rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Then the meals can be a little lighter and dinner should be lightest. This is because we are not active during the night and therefore whatever excess calories we consume are converted in to fat.

Even the small things like being in a happy mood while eating also helps. Similarly, just sitting in the right way while eating, will help the body digest the food better. Nutrition experts suggest that instead of taking a full meal or breakfast it is better if we keep on eating small but healthy meals through out the day. Such simple things are not at all difficult to follow but they are a part of healthy and dieting.

For healthy and active living, you should also focus on what you eat. Today the major health problem is obesity. When the fat content in the body increases, it in turn gives rise to several other problems. Obesity arises mainly due to overconsumption of calories, which you get, from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Among these, you should keep a control on the consumption of carbohydrates and fats.

Cut down the substances containing fat, as these are the major culprits. These are oil and oily substances, meat, flesh, milk, and milk products. The substances containing calories are cereals like wheat, rice, etc, starch-containing vegetables like potatoes, etc. One of the major source of carbohydrates which most of us would find hard to avoid is sugar. The sweets, like cakes, cookies, ice creams etc, are favorite substances of most people, especially children.

Though most of the favorite foodstuffs contain the above substances, you should control yourself from eating them, as they are not among the substances allowed if you want to be healthy and wise. While you are avoiding the foods, high in calories be sure that you are getting enough nutrition’s for health and joyful living.

Apart from eating from eating healthy and nutritious, you also need to keep all your body parts active. Just eating healthy and losing weight is not the always the case. For this, a regular workout also is required. If you know the eating healthy and workout tips, you can be lead a healthy and longer life. Workouts will relax the different organs and muscles in the body. It will also stimulate the glands and other systems in the body.

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Title: Healthy living
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Winslow, C.-E. A. (Charles-Edward Amory), 1877-1957
Subjects: Health
Publisher: New York and Chicago, Charles E. Merrill company
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Fig. 26.—^What habits, good or bad, do you think these two girlshave formed, judging by what you can see in the pictures? such places, as naturally and unconsciously as if theyhad never had the bad habit at all. Good and Bad Habits.—Most of the things you do,from the time you get up in the morning till you go tobed at night, are done by unconscious habit, by reflexesand inhibitions which have been trained by practice.You do not have to make up your mind to put yourclothes on in the morning or to brush your hair (I hope).You just do these things without thinking about themat all. You do not have to wonder how to sret to school. THE TELEPHONE SYSTEM OF THE BODY 63 You walk down the familiar streets without a momentshesitation. Since habit plays so large a part in our lives—grown-ups as well as children—it is very important indeed toform good habits and not bad ones. One girl may bealways cheerful and pleasant, another cross and dis-agreeable. One boy may be courteous and conside

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