Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The importance of Healthy Living - Fitness and Nutrition!

Today, everyone is so busy that one skip food due to less time. Well, we live in a world where not many of us have time to keep healthy or stay fit. Is it really that important to eat healthily? The answer to that question is yes! And it is much easier than you would first think!

Before I proceed, I would like to add that the first step to living a healthy life is to think positive. The next is the need to motivate your self to take part in any fitness-style activity. It is all very good and well saying, “I will take up fitness as part of my every-day routine,” but you need to actually motivate yourself to do it.

Yes, exercising is only way in which you can obtain a healthy living. Eating correctly and providing your body with right levels of nutrition is also good. In today’s society, so many people just simply do not have the time or money to buy and prepare fresh, healthy food everyday. Living a healthy lifestyle is very important in older people and is positively related to a reduced risk and a delay in the deterioration in their health. It slows down the aging process and helps the older generation stay strong and healthy. Living a healthier lifestyle also slows down the disease development and contributes to a longer life.

Being nutritious is not as hard as you may think. Changing a few simple things will do you the world of good. What you can do is - Cut down on sugar in your tea; change from butter to margarine, I have started though, even something as small as having low-fat versions of drinks and condiments will make a difference.

One of the greatest pleasures in life is food.

In standard diets favourite foods are banned. The defeat of diet is due to the deficiency that leads to intense desire and cheating. To stay healthy and have a balanced diet it is sensible to take in a sensible amount of the favourite food. Food should be eaten tastily and enjoyably. Blindly following a diet pattern designed without studying an individual’s health status could be even more harmful. So better be sensible in selection and take good advice from an expert.

Now the question is why is good nutrition important? I have got the answer. Good nutrition is important for everyone as healthful diets, it not only help children grow, develop, and do well in school but also enable people of all ages to work productively and feel their best. What people eat can also help reduce the risk for chronic diseases, such as heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke, and osteoporosis, which are leading causes of death and disability among all over the world.

Eating right can reduce the risk of obesity, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol, which increase the risk of disease. Well, good nutrition provides energy, raw materials, etc. The foods you eat provide the energy your body needs to function just like you need to put fuel in your car or recharge your cell phone battery; your body needs to be fed energy-providing foods every day.

Here are some Health Fitness Tips:

1. Don’t Smoke - 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.

2. 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! 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. The fluid in your body will also ensure that you can move well and be active.

3. 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 colour fruits and vegetables. Try to eat a different food each month.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

So, all I can say is Eat healthy to stay healthy. It is well said – A healthy mind in a healthy body.

The secret of beauty - Altered Apearances!!

Before talking about anything else, let us know first, what is beauty in actual sense???

Well, Everybody has different perspective and different thoughts about beauty. But keeping in mind, what I feel about beauty is very simple and straight i.e. Beauty is an idea and everybody's idea of beauty is unique.

It's been thousands years ago, for as long as we have been civilised, the secret of beauty and attractiveness has been a quest of humans. Many women and also the men spend up to one-third of their income on looking good. Why? This is what we are going to come up with. Well, the answer is very clear. Every body wants to be beautiful to have beautiful impression on other people.

Well, one's beauty is not a true beauty until you don't get to know what is a real beauty means? While we instinctively know what appeals to our own sense of beauty -- we know it when we see it -- defining what determines attractiveness is not always easy. In frustration, we often give up and claim that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." But is beauty really a personal phenomenon? This is what one should understand. There are many questions rolling in my mind now. Like do beauty and happiness go together? What is the relation between beauty and the sublime? And my answer would be very simple that the sublime is our reaction in the face of something so overpowering that it consumes or obliterates us. There is a saying that truth is beauty and beauty is truth, but is that correct? But I think it is false. Why does beauty matter? Beauty standards and practices have changed over time.

Today's beauty is an altered appearances. Its mean the world of cosmetics, tanning, body piercing, botulinum toxin, etc.

These days the cosmetics industry is one of the largest industry in the world, since cosmetics are often advertised as symbols of women's rights and independence, just slightly larger than the amount needed each year to provide reproductive health care for all women in developing countries like India. Cosmetic companies are essentially free to make exaggerated claims regarding their products, and those producing anti-aging creams frequently do, using celebrity and/or physician spokespersons and scientific-sounding names.

And tanning is the process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light. It represents the skin's response to ultraviolet light injury; thus, there is no such thing as a "safe tan." Also, tattooing is an aesthetic choice, for others an initiation rite, and for some disabled individuals, a time-saving way to overcome difficulties in applying regular temporary makeup. Some obtain tattoos as an adjunct to reconstructive surgery, particularly of the face and breast, to simulate natural pigmentation; others to camouflage vitiligo.

Well, body piercing is very common. It has been practised since ancient times, as seen in art and antiquities. The prevalence of body piercing among undergraduates is as high as 50%. Body piercing include the earlobe, ear cartilage, eyebrow, tongue, lips, nose, umbilicus, nipples, and external genitalia.

Botulinum toxin can temporarily reduce or erase wrinkles due to normal aging; it does not work well on sun- or smoking-induced wrinkles. Its more conventional medical uses include treatment of blepharospasm, spasmodic torticollis, axillary hyperhidrosis, and achalasia.

Some grooming tips for women:

1. Make the most of the 'windows on your soul' by adding eyeliner, highlighter and mascara to emphasise and open up the area, and go easy on blusher and lipstick so the immediate focus is on your eyes. That should give them plenty to gaze into longingly…

2. Men like long hair for a reason - it feels soft and silky in contact with their hands and skin. To get hair they're aching to touch, make sure your hair's clean, use an intensive moisturising conditioner once a week to maintain body and don't use any product except a squirt of shine spray.

3. Wear knee-length boots with tights, though - bare legs and sticky leather don't go. These are a winner on both fronts - women love them because they look stylish with everything from short skirts to jeans, while men adore the suggestive naughtiness of a long boot.

4. The one thing all of people's favourite style icons have in common is their ability to project an image of being entirely comfortable in their own skin. So be confident in whatever you wear and whatever you do.

5. Shave those parts of the body that are normally associated with smooth skin. Under your armpits, on your legs at least from the knees down and around your bikini line if you're going to be prancing around in a bathing suit. Unwanted hair is a huge turn off for both men and women.

6. When you use makeup it is to enhance your appearance and not hide it. Accessories should compliment the clothing and body, they should not have you as a walking display case because excess can be a mess.

7. Most people who wear too much fragrance don't even realize they have that much on since we quit smelling our own scent quickly but it's a turn off for lots of other people, so the naked skin wins when it comes to wearing fragrance. Therefore, the only good way to use fragrance is on the naked skin because it wins!

8. Lastly, being clean is very important. Wash your whole body including inside your ears, between your toes and any other part of your anatomy that has flesh close to flesh that tends to be un-fresh! What a way to say wash everywhere! That goes for both women and men. So if you don't shower each day then at least do a sponge bath on any areas that perspire.

I hope this grooming tips will help you a lot. Some body has well-said and so true that a beautiful woman is a diamond but truthful, honest, trustworthy woman is a treasure.

And finally I would just like to add that beautiful person is that who does beautiful, who says beautiful and who feels beautiful and helps other people to do the same!

So, feel like beauty and you will be a beauty queen and enjoy altered appearance which is the secret of today's beauty!!!

Happy reading!!