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Tips for good health

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Exercise and a nutritious diet are two important components especially for the generation that came after the millennial generation. Being fit and sporting a toned body is mandatory for today’s youth and there are many exercise types and routines that have emerged in recent years. One of the most popular fitness regimes, today is the CrossFit craze. CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of athletes around the world.

CrossFit craze has been gripping people around the world and its enthusiasts are increasing steadily. The routines and exercises are stringent and it helps in toning and strengthening mind and body. Once you get started on this rigorous exercise routine you will be addicted to the adrenaline rush. CrossFit programs are designed to include strenuous exercises that help in boosting strength, agility, cardiovascular health, power and an overall boost to health. The workouts are difficult and straining, but the effects on the body are long lasting.

The CrossFit training is usually led by a certified trainer. The trainer provides the participants with their goals and instructions. With just the membership, the participants can enjoy the benefit of working with a certified trainer who will guide them through the process. This ensures that the participants do not make any mistake or injure themselves while exercising. The CrossFit culture is in itself enticing and the community culture keeps you going at all times. Based on the goals set by the participants, they strive to attain them and a healthy competition between other enthusiasts keeps you energized and motivated.

CrossFit combines weightlifting with gymnastics and is all about fitness and strength. Although CrossFit has its benefits, it’s important not to get too addicted to this fitness trend. Unlike the traditional mode of exercising, CrossFit doesn’t follow the same routine exercise every day. Every day the exercises differ and are more strenuous although most of the sessions last for only 15 minutes. The strenuous exercises prepare you mind and body to face any challenge that’s thrown at you. There are instructions that are formulated for people who want to practice CrossFit at home.

There is a lot of media attention that CrossFit receives and while many support this extreme workout routine, many do not appreciate the rigorous exercise program. But as long as people are careful not to overdo it, CrossFit is a great exercise option.

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Yes, food is delicious and sometimes that cheesy pizza with extra pepperoni seems like the answer to all your woes but are you make the right choice? Stop before you reach for that next slice, are you stuffing your face to deal with a problem or stressful situation or maybe a bad day at work? Did you know that a large chunk of obesity statistics can be accounted to emotional eating and leaning on your favorite comfort food to deal with emotional issues and problems.

Emotional eating and binge eating is a problem that affects both men as well as women equally but the only difference is that men don’t like talking about it. According to current studies and statistics, more and more men are binge eating and using it as an escape from all the troubles and issues they face in their routine life. Our body reacts in a funny way when we are stressed and we consider certain comfort foods as the ideal balm to all our problems.

Eating food should be done only to satisfy hunger and should not be used to relieve stress or to forget your problems. But most of the times we use food to feed our emotions and feeling rather than to fill our stomachs. Compulsive eating can lead to obesity and several health ailments and constantly leaning on it as a coping mechanism can be damaging even for your psyche.

The most problematic thing about emotional eating is the fact that you are never satisfied even after your binge session and you keep craving for more and more food to forget your sorrows. And after a span of time your actions make you feel guilty and embarrassed of your ways which lead to problems like depression, self-loathing and loneliness. Why would you go through all of that to feel a sense of satisfaction and pleasure for a short span?

If you are a binge eater and emotionally depend on food then you need to consult a specialist who can help formulate a healthy diet plan and necessary lifestyle changes. Start slow and try not to reach for that bag of chips or box of donuts when you are sad or depressed. Keep all kinds of junk food out of your reach, there is more chance of a slip up if you find unhealthy food at arm’s length.

Try to distract yourself with other engaging and interesting activities when you feel the urge to binge eat. Keep tabs on your diet and try to follow a healthy diet of 3 meals and a snack every day, so that you do not have the tendency to binge eat at night. Exercising or meditation is a great option to relieve stress and feel healthy again. Understand your issues and work on it rather than avoiding them. You can have an off-day every now and then when you are having a bad day but do so in moderation. Try to follow a healthy lifestyle and most of your problems will be manageable.

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Who in this world does not want to be fit and healthy? We all want, but we are too lazy to follow complicated diet plan or carry out workout routine. This creates many complications in our lives. Check out some natural home remedies to stay fit and healthy.

• Start your day with a healthy and hearty breakfast. Sandwiches made from whole wheat bread, waffles and some yogurt with fruits are great healthy options for breakfast. Do not try to lose weight as you may end up with bad cholesterol and decrease in insulin level.

• Indulge your body in at least 50 minutes if daily physical activities. It is important for you to keep your body active. Opt to walk or jog to the nearby place rather than hiring a cab or taxi. Biking, skipping or walking in your lawns are some of the good exercise options.

• Plan a complete balanced diet for yourself. Consume any food items without overeating. It is preferable to have small meals in regular intervals. Avoid unhealthy snacks completely.

• Keep your body hydrated and it is essential to carry out metabolic process of your body. Water helps in removing toxins from the body and purifies your blood.

• Sleep is equally important for your health as food and water. When you sleep, your body and mind relax and heals themselves. Irregular sleeping hours leads to inactiveness and laziness. Give you body necessary rest by sleeping at least 7 to 8 hours a day and make it a routine.

These are some tips for improving your health and fitness naturally. Incorporating these healthy baits will not only improve your overall health but also set a routine in your regular life.

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There are certain foods that act as super foods that have huge health benefits. It is the great way to keep yourself healthy in a natural way.

1) Eggs

eggsAdvertisements starring Indian cricketers, who are promoting virtues of eating eggs are doing rounds for many years. It is done for a reason as eggs are most powerful super foods according to a research at the Louisiana State University. People who ate eggs for breakfast gets full for a longer period of time.

2) Apple & Orange

apple and orangeAn apple a day keeps the doctor away! Apples are perfect when it comes to keeping the weight down. The antioxidants in the apples are believed to help to prevent metabolic syndrome. Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C and rich in fiber. It helps to regulate your blood glucose levels.

3) Spinach & Broccoli

Green veggiesPopeye’s favorite food has a lot of vital vitamins and minerals that helps in losing weight and general well-being. Broccoli is known for its effective cancer-fighting properties. It can be eaten cooked or raw!

4) Yogurt

yogurtPlain yogurt is considered to be the ‘perfect food’ by many nutritionists and dietitians as it has carbs, protein, and fat.

5) Oats

oatsA great way to fight cholesterol is to consume a bowlful of oats as it is recommended by the American Heart Association. The fiber, antioxidants and other minerals present in it make it a great super food!

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There are little things that add up to being healthy and fit. Certain elements in your life matter when it comes to your overall health. Check out some advice to keep good health.

- Try to quit your bad habits, at least some like smoking, drugs, alcohol and other addictions. It may take some time, but it is worth.

- Get your body checkups done on a regular basis. Know your body so that you are aware when something is going wrong.

- Sleep plays a very important role in handling out mental and physical health. Lack of sleep results in adverse effects like mood swings, slow metabolic rate, short memory and also affects the immune system. Sleep repairs and rejuvenate the body.

- Regular exercise is necessary for sound health. Cardiovascular exercise helps to make you heart and lungs stronger, stretching helps in reducing the risk of injury by increasing the flexibility. Exercise improves blood circulation in the body too.

- Stop eating unhealthy food. Include fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet as much as possible. Eat a balanced diet and do not overeat. Give yourself a chance to digest the food and stop eating before you get full. Do not consume highly processed foods that have artificial sweeteners, excessive fat and sugar in it.

- Keep yourself hydrated all the time. Drink water as it is the best fluid to consume for maintaining a healthy body. It acts as the best natural cleanser for your organs as it removes all the toxins from the body.

- Stress can cause many serious problems like depression, heart problems, and sometimes digestive problems. Avoid the stress by carrying out meditation, practicing yoga or doing exercises.

- Try to express yourself. Unexpressed feeling sometimes leads to depression, sleeping problems, loss of appetite, etc. Learn to express your feelings.

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Men usually do not take much care for their health. They put their health last. They are less likely to go to the doctors compared to women. Even if you are keeping well and healthy, a little planning can help you to keep the health risks away. We bring you certain health issues and how to avoid them.

Heart disease

In this disease, the arteries get hard leading to a heart stroke. One in five men dies from cardiovascular disease. It is believed that men’s arteries develop atherosclerosis earlier than women. Men have to work harder to reduce the risk of stroke. Get your cholesterol checked from the very beginning. Try to increase your daily physical activity.

Lung cancer

Lung cancer is a dangerous disease. It generally spreads at an early stage and by the time it is detected, it gets difficult to cure. Tobacco smoke is the main cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cancer in men. Quitting smoking reduces this health risk.

Prostate cancer

The prostate is prone to develop problems as men age. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer. Some prostate cancers are slow-growing and are unlikely to spread while some are very aggressive. Get regular checkups from your doctor and talk about the overall risk of this cancer.

Depression

Depression is just a bad mood, an emotional disturbance that affects your overall health to a great extent. When you are in a depression the chemicals in brain and stress hormones are out of balance. Everything gets disturbed from sleep to your energy levels. Moreover, men are less likely to seek help from others when they are in a depression. Medication, certain therapies or both works very well as depression treatments. Reach out to your doctor and seek help if you are depressed.

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