Will you give me some health tips?
I want to keep myself fit and also wanna increase my energy level and become stronger.I am 5'7 tall,135 pounds,male,29 years old.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
You should be eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, as they are important sources of vitamins and minerals.
Milk and other dairy products like meat, fish, eggs, etc should be consumed only in moderate quantities but you do need to eat/drink dairy!!
Fats should not be taken in large quantities, but then that does not mean, you don’t need to eat fats, but what is required is to restrict your consumption to smaller quantities.
Sugary foodstuff like cakes, biscuits, candy, soda, and ice cream can become a cause of tooth decay; so restrict your consumption to smaller quantities and only about once a week.
Remember, foods are not good or bad. Select foods based on your total eating patterns, not whether any individual food is "good" or "bad." Don't feel guilty if you love foods such as apple pie, potato chips, candy bars or ice cream. Eat them in moderation, and choose other foods to provide the balance and variety that are vital to good health.
Eat regular meals. Skipping meals can lead to out-of-control hunger, often resulting in overeating. When you're very hungry, it's also tempting to forget about good nutrition. Snacking between meals can help curb hunger, but don't eat so much that your snack becomes an entire meal.
It is very essential for each one of us to do some sort of physical activity. Pursuing sports is not only a great hobby, but also a fabulous way to keep in shape. But teens tend to skip on this important aspect of their life, so as to hang out with friends.
It's easy to fit physical activities into your daily routine. Walk, bike or jog to see friends. Take a 10-minute activity break every hour while you read, do homework or watch TV. Climb stairs instead of taking an escalator or elevator. Try to do these things for a total of 30 minutes every day.
Have plentiful fluids using water and tea.
About 6-8 cups of water daily is great; more is fine, especially if you are physically active or if you sweat a lot. Some of this water can be consumed as tea, coffee or cocoa beverages - all of which are high in antioxidants. About 4-6 cups of tea/coffee a day is OK if you are not sensitive to caffeine (can raise blood pressure). Softdrinks/cordials/ energy drinks should be kept to a minimum if consumed.
Having a sound sleep goes a long way in maintaining your overall fitness. In fact proper sleep is one of the main beauty secrets of celebrities. If you have a healthy sleep, it shows on your face in the form of glow. Lack of proper sleep is likely to cause irritability and the scope of mood swings increases.
Here are some ideas for healthy, quick and easy meals:
Soy shake-combine a cup of vanilla, chocolate, or plain soymilk (or use cow's milk if you prefer) in a blender with ½ banana, 2 ice cubes and blend. Add 1 scoop of soy or whey protein powder-Spirutein is one brand of soy protein powder that comes in a variety of flavors. (Optional: add 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed). If you start your day off by drinking this shake, you should notice an improvement in how you feel and function throughout the day.
Whole grain toast or bagel with peanut butter-the peanut butter should give you the protein you need to sustain your energy throughout the morning. c. Eggs-fried, scrambled, poached, or hard-boiled with whole grain toast; 1 or 2 eggs will provide you with a great protein source to begin your day and the whole grain toast gives you the carbohydrates for energy.
Oatmeal with chopped nuts and raisins, a sliced banana, or strawberries. For extra protein, add a scoop of peanut butter to the oatmeal.
Calcium fortified orange juice-drink this before your breakfast or along with it to get the added calcium and vitamin C.
Fresh fruit-it's great to start your day with fresh fruit whenever possible-an orange, pear, strawberries, banana, watermelon, peaches, blueberries-combine your favorite fruit with a container of yogurt and add some granola for a delicious breakfast.
Egg salad sandwich on whole wheat bread with lettuce and tomato
Veggie burger with all of the toppings that you would add to a regular hamburger
Tuna salad sandwich on whole grain bread or roll
Salad bar with a colorful variety of vegetables and chick peas or red kidney beans
Wrap with turkey, chicken, or cheese and vegetables
Vegetarian chili with tortilla chips
Tacos with lettuce, tomato, onions, and cheese
Black bean soup, lentil soup, vegetable soup
Veggie pizza or pizza with any of your favorite toppings
Pasta with pesto sauce, tomato sauce, or with vegetables
Stir fry vegetables with tofu, shrimp, or chicken
Caesar salad with grilled shrimp or chicken
Broiled salmon with vegetables
Baked potato with vegetable topping or chili topping
Ravioli with meatballs and sauce
Chicken fajitas with guacamole and salsa
Your dinner choices are unlimited, and will depend on whether you or your parents are preparing your meal. Your goal in the beginning should be to eat a good breakfast and at least one other healthy meal each day. That meal should contain a good source of protein, fresh vegetables, and whole grains (e.g. brown rice, barley, millet, whole wheat, oats).
Make an effort to eat foods that don't come prepackaged or prepared. Read the nutrition labels on the packaged foods you do eat so you can learn more about the food's sodium and fat content, as well as the many ingredients that are contained in the packaged foods. If you can't pronounce the ingredients on the label, chances are the food is not your best choice nutritionally.
Along with choosing and eating more healthy foods, begin to exercise each day for at least 10 to 15 minutes, unless you already have a physically active lifestyle. Before school, jump rope for a few minutes before leaving the house to get your blood moving, you'll feel better and it will improve your ability to concentrate during the day. After school, jump and dance on an exercise trampoline while listening to music. This is a great way to get the blood circulating to your brain so you can better focus on your homework assignments. (You can purchase an exercise trampoline for about $20 at a large discount department store.)
Whatever physical activity appeals to you, make it part of your daily routine. It will lift your spirits and improve your moods. Combine the exercise with healthy, fresh foods and you'll be surprised at how much better and more energetic you'll feel. And when you do start to age like your parents, your body will be thankful that you nurtured and cared for it so well.
Is that good enough?
- Anonymous5 years ago
Don’t Smoke - One of the main reasons why people decide not to give up smoking, and sadly, the reason why some people take it up is the effect smoking supposedly has on weight gain or loss. It is true that smoking has been associated with an increase in metabolism it is a drug!! However it is a dangerous, addictive drug and surely the tiny effect it has on your metabolism is outweighed by the huge risk of dying from lung cancer. Drink More Water - You can live three weeks without food, However you can only live for three days without fluid, just think 3 days and its all over, one could suggest that water is fairly important! Your body is anywhere between 60 and 70 percent fluid. The fluid in your body is responsible for helping to keep every system of your body in good working order, including all of your metabolic processes. De-hydrate and everything slows down. The fluid in your body will also ensure that you can move well and be active. If you start to dehydrate, your body’s ability to do basic activities will slow down and your ability to exercise effectively or even enjoy exercise will be reduced. You will feel tired, lethargic and will probably get a headache. Eat A Variety Of Foods - For protection from the majority of illnesses such as heart disease and cancer you need a variety of foods that deliver that mix of nutrients and minerals. Aim to eat different colored fruits and vegetables. Try to eat a different food each month. Eat an apple a day as the apple pectin cleanses the body’s digestive system by removing toxins and therefore preventing degenerative health problems such as cancer. Relax For 20 Minutes a Day - Relaxing for at least 20 minutes a day will go a long way to reduce blood pressure and your reactions to stress. Sit or lie somewhere comfortable, Breathe slowly in and out of the nostrils breathing deeply into your abdomen. Say HAM as you inhale and SA as you exhale. These suggestions are charged with positive energy and will help you control your emotions. Try once a day for fantastic results. Floss Every Day - Flossing your teeth every day is the best way to prevent gum disease and protect your heart. Gum disease, which is left untreated, can lead to inflammatory reactions in the body that can trigger heart disease and stroke. Drink More Tea - Try drinking more tea instead of coffee to help protect your body from damaging effects of free radicals. Tea is a rich source of antioxidants that play a big role in protecting against some cancers and cardiovascular disease. Get Active - Aerobic activity not only burns calories but also increases your metabolism and can keep it elevated for several hours after a workout. You don’t need to spend hours each day on the treadmill or bike to reap the benefits. Exercising aerobically for as little as 20 minutes, three to five days a week will make a big difference. Extra movement throughout the day is also essential, take the stairs instead of the lift, lose the remote and move at every opportunity you can. Get More Sleep - Lack of sleep changes your hormone levels and capacity to metabolize carbohydrates so less sleep = slower metabolism. Studies have revealed that deep sleep causes cell repair and cell growth, which will speed up the metabolism and burn calories. So aim to get at least eight hours sleep a night. Eat More Protein - Protein stimulates the major brain chemical dopamine which keeps us alert, try chicken or tuna salads for lunch. Go for complex carbohydrates rather than white flour and sugar, as they will provide a sustained energy source as opposed to a quick hit. Another reason to leave simple carbohydrate out of the diet is that they have a negative effect on your skin and how it ages. The more sugar that is in the body the more you force a chemical reaction causing sugars to attach to proteins and this is very detrimental to your skin.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
even tho u and the gym have a love/hate relationship you have to see it thro
- Bolt ThrowerLv 71 decade ago
eat a high fiber low fat diet.
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