Health and Fitness
Health and Fitness:
A state of mental, physical and social well-being and not simply the absence of illness or a disease is known as health. Keeping yourself healthy and fit is very important for your body. It gives a person the ability to live an economically and socially productive life. Health helps you exhibit vitality.
Importance of Health:
The central part of human well-being and happiness is better health. It makes important contributions to the economic progress of a person, as healthy populations are more productive and live longer. Being healthy also means that your body and mind functions as they have to. Being healthy physically has prime importance in life. If you are not feeling well or if you are ill, it can drastically affect your ability to work.
If one feels physically healthy, they can be more productive as well as happier. In order to keep you healthy, a healthy diet is required. A healthy diet is a diet in which nutrient intake is maintained where fat, salt, sugar and cholesterol is reduced. It is a way of eating that reduces risk of complications such as stroke or a heart disease. For keeping yourself healthy, intake of food such as vegetables, whole grains, fruits, non-fat dairy products, lean meats, beans and poultry are essential.
The level of metabolic and functional efficiency of a person in spirit, body and mind is known as Health. When you are free from an injury, illness or pain, you are healthy or in good health.
Importance of Physical Fitness:
Physical fitness is a state of well-being and health it starts with a good diet as it is physical fitness can be achieved through correct nutrition. Exercise is not only important for your health but it also increases energy and vitality. A fit person is he who is capable of living his life to its fullest extent. People that are both mentally and physically fit are less prone to medical conditions.
The physical health of a person and the mental health are interrelated. If a person is mentally troubled or unwell, she/he will not be able to function properly. If your body is functioning properly, mental fitness can be achieved only then. By exercising regularly and by eating healthy, you can help relax your mind.
You should make an aim for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of aerobic activity in order to remain physically fit and requires moderate effort each week.
By regular physical activity, one can keep himself physically fit. It is the general state of good physical health. Exercise is the most essential part of a person’s life. It is said that “if exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented”
Physical fitness can be divided into the following three areas:
If a person is on a diet such that he relies on a single food and this indicates of poor eating habits as he may be prone to deficiency and does not have the recommended nutrient intake. The cure of many diseases is available in different vegetables, plants and fruits. Plant-based food has many benefits and helps to reduce many chronic diseases. Nutritionists have found that plan-based diet are linked to longevity and health and also contributes to lower weight loss, cholesterol and in some cases helps to reduce stress.
There have been a number of presumptions of a healthy diet based on plant foods, majority of assumptions made by the people that are usually thought as bad foods are correct while many other foods such as cooked breakfast and bacon sandwiches are foods that are eaten regularly by the people are assumed healthy, while they contribute to fat, cholesterol and health problems.
A diet which contains balanced amount of nutrients is a healthy diet, such as fruits and vegetables, also proteins that we get from fish, dairy products and nuts. Least amount of fat, salt, sugar and alcohol should be taken. For a healthy living, the intake of a healthy diet is necessary.
By Rida Khalid