An individuals health depends a lot on their lifestyle. Maintaining physical and mental health are crucial to an individuals longevity.
The more time spent on hygiene, physical fitness, and diet regulation, the healthier your lifestyle will be.
If you chose to participate in any kind of physical activity on a weekly basis, you are generally healthier than those who don't.
Start with Group Exercise
Group exercise classes are an excellent way to get started on the right path to a healthy good life. Build strength from within.
Connect with your inner calm. Group exercises prepare you for life's daily challenges.
Physical activity plays an important role in the health, well-being and quality of life. People who are physically
active live longer, healthier lives. Active people are more productive, and more likely to avoid illness and injury.
Physical activity helps
- Healthy growth and development
- Prevents chronic diseases like cancer, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease
- Makes us stronger
- Gives us energy
- Decreases stress, and prolongs independence as we get older.
This must become a lifetime habit. Not only will exercise help to maintain the lean weight (muscle and water), but it also helps you to control
your appetite. Kids who are physically fit, sleep better and are better able to handle physical and emotional challenges.
Playing, running, jumping and riding a bike develop and make muscles stronger. Any physical activity you do makes muscles stronger,
simply because they are being used!
People often think you need to eat foods that contain protein (such as meat and eggs) to build muscle. The truth is your muscles and your entire body
will be strong and healthy if you eat a variety of nutritious foods containing proteins, as well as carbohydrates and fats. (See our
page for great ideas)
Tips to Get Active
Being active doesn't have to be difficult. There are many ways to make physical activity a part of daily life at home, at school, at work, and especially at play.
Getting started is easier than you think. Start now and slowly increase your physical activity to meet your goals.
They can be met through planned exercise sessions, active forms of transportation like walking or biking, as well as recreation and sports.
Keeping physically active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But unfortunately many of us feel we don't have the time or motivation
to exercise regularly.
The good news is, it doesn't take much to make a difference: as little as 30 minutes moderate exercise a day has fantastic health benefits.
So if you're not as fit and healthy as you could be, now is the time to get started on a fresh exercise regime.
Some Great Tips to Make Things Easier for you
Spend less time on social media websites
Use a straw to remove the stem from your strawberries
Conservation areas reduce stress
Add veggies to pasta 3-5 minutes before straining it
Freeze grapes to keep your wine chilled without watering it down
Slow cook a meal in the morning and it will be ready in time for dinner
One serving of essential greens delivers 45% of the daily dose of vitamin A and 20% fibre
Store veggie broth (from steamed veggies) in large jars for use later when ever veggie broth is needed
Keep your berries fresh
Berries are delicious, but they are also kind of delicate. Raspberries, in particular, seems like they can mold before you even get them home
from the market.
There is nothing more disappointing than paying for a cluster of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy
mold growing on them.
Here is a tip on how to prevent them from getting moldy
- Wash them with vinegar. When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best)
and ten parts water.
- Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around.
- Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge.
- The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila!
- Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft. So go ahead and stock up on those pricey
little gems, knowing they will stay fresh as long as it takes you to eat them.