Change Lifestyle: Prevent Obesity

As you probably already know, obesity has become a major problem with people in our great country. This is especially true when it comes to our children. The good news is that various studies have been conducted and it has been shown that it can be prevented with some small easy lifestyle changes. By making the right choices to change your behavior by eating a more well-balanced and healthy meal and including some form of daily exercise into your schedule, you can help prevent obesity no matter how old you are or what body type you currently have. Here are a few tips that will help you to prevent becoming overweight. One of the biggest myths when people begin a weight loss program is that of thinking that they must cut out meals to lose weight. This is wrong because by doing this, your body will not know when it will get sustenance again and this will cause it to begin storing fat. There are also those who are not hungry in the morning because they are eating too many calories after dinner. The key to starting your day off on the right foot is to eat a good healthy breakfast because this will get your body metabolism working properly. If you are looking for an easy way to help burn hundreds of extra calories a day, take the stairs instead of the elevators. This is a great way to not only burn calories, but to energize your body after you have been sitting at a desk or computer all day.

Make sure when you drink a beverage that it is a low calorie one as many Americans are drinking those that are loaded with sugar and empty calories. If you must drink soda, drink diet drinks or some other low calorie beverage. The best thing that you can drink is water because it will keep you hydrated during the day and will keep your body working the way that it was designed to work. By cutting out soda from your daily diet, you can cut out hundreds of calories from your daily intake. One of the best ways that you can protect yourself against obesity is to get some form of daily exercise. Walking is one of the best choices as it helps you to burn calories which will in turn improve your cardiovascular health. Over the past few years, many of the jobs in our country have become more automated and this has moved us away from physical labor and being active and this has been a big contributor to obesity. Make a point to take a walk everyday whether it is on your lunch break or after work hours.

Another thing that you need to do is to cut down on processed and fatty foods. They are loaded with saturated and trans fats and both of these should be avoided with the latter being the worst. The best way to accomplish this is to prepare your own meals and that way you can not only improve your health, you can also avoid eating fats that you would have not even been aware of that you were eating. Make sure that you include lots of whole grains in your daily diet along with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Cut back on the red meat meals and include fish at least twice a week in your diet and you will not only lower your calorie intake, you will also improve your overall health. Hopefully by implementing these small changes in your life, you can prevent obesity. In order to succeed, you must be willing to make these changes and stick to them and that way you will not only keep the weight off, you will be on your way to a healthier life in the long term.

Lifestyle Management Programmes

Life is a journey where every minute is a lesson, every hour is a story, and every day is an experience. All we learn becomes again lesson for others. Each one perceives life in a different way. All have their own ways of dealing with life. One owns absolute rights to lead his or her life in the way he likes. Living life catering to one’s own desires and interests is termed as his lifestyle. This depends upon various factors like place, income, exposure, attitude, family, environment and many more. All these factors decide the pattern of living of a person. Understanding lifestyle is crucial. Life is always influenced by the lifestyle. In other words lifestyle has a direct effect on social and professional life of an individual. Social life, of course is a different story. Here we will only talk about the professional side.

How lifestyle impacts life and work?

Lifestyle has a great impact on health (both physical & mental) of an individual. Like for example if a person drinks and smokes often eventually his health conditions will decline. This will tremendously affect his work life. The condition is harmful for the individual and organization as well. Mainly such problems hamper productivity of employees. Hence this is an issue which needs grave attention.

What is the main problem employee’s face in organizations?

Stress is one such big problem which employees can very well relate to. Stress results in chronic heart diseases, sleeplessness, depression, anxiety attacks, high blood pressure and many more. Exercising regularly and meditation are some of the methods to lead a stress free life.

How to handle life with care?

A new set of programmes is gaining popularity called ‘lifestyle management programmes’. This is also called as wellness programmes. The main aim of such programmes is to enable employees a healthy life with healthy habits. Usually it starts with an appraisal called health risk assessment (HRA). Here entire health history and information is gathered with the help of a questionnaire. Based on the information coaching is given. Generally it is done at the workplace itself either over phone, online or face to face. The programme targets a particular problem and provides useful remedies.

How these programmes benefit employee?

Employees remain update with their health status. It helps them in monitoring their health issues and changing lifestyle. With such reports employees can check health related problems. Overall, it boosts their productivity.

How such programmes benefit organization?

Organization gets healthy, motivated workforce which is essential for productivity, profit and growth. In other words such programmes reduce absenteeism. Remaining healthy is the key to all success. Awareness is created in various organizations through workshop, seminars on various health caring measures. It is a new cult in organizations today. Effective policies are formulated to understand health better. Hence the old saying ‘health is wealth’ finds its relevance even today in the corporate world.

Health Tips For Heathy Lifestyle

Indeed we have now gone beyond the first quarter of the year. Have you managed to maintain those New Year’s resolutions regarding your intentions for a healthy diet and lifestyle? For many people staying on the white line that’s consistent with attempts to keep up their intentions/promises of a healthy diet and lifestyle can be difficult.The first thing to acknowledge here is that we are not perfect and prone to make mistakes then it’s up to us all to recreate our intentions… and remember nobody at least not that I know achieves perfect health. The trick is to realize that it’s ongoing so keep yourself fired up and inspired on how you can maintain that healthy diet and lifestyle!

-Responsibility is the key and caring for yourself by bringing thoughts and deeds into action. Keep educating yourself on this lifelong process while learning to discern is another key. So, here are my 11 major health tips for a living a healthy diet and lifestyle. I would strongly recommend putting these tips in your health strategies.

  1. Eat plenty of raw food

A raw food diet allows you to get the full nutritional benefit in your food. Food like this doesn’t get the vitamins and enzymes denatured (misshapen) through irradiation, heat or freezing and is therefore able to take part effectively in the body’s metabolism…

  1. Avoid eating too much at once

Eating in moderate amounts throughout the day allows you to keep your insulin levels normalized. Fasting intermittently also helps with insulin levels. Both situations can contribute to also maintaining or losing weight because of insulin normalization.

  1. Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy fats

Don’t fall for the marketing hype; you need good quality fats as part of an essential diet. For example, contrary to what’s been said saturated fats are good for you. An excellent example of a good healthy saturated fat is coconut oil with multiple health benefits.

  1. Choose organic

Organic food doesn’t have chemicals laden as in the non-organic option. It is GMO free and has higher nutritional value…

  1. Avoid GMO’s

GMO foods have potential harmful effects from their ‘toxic genes,’ contain a number of chemicals used as herbicides, fungicides, pesticides and fertilizers… which can not only compromise the nutrition value but also cause potential harm.

Some GMO fruits have been known to contain 30 times more fructose than organic.

  1. Alkalize you body

Eat foods that contribute to raising you body’s pH for the healthier option.

  1. Avoid junk foods

With their next-to-nothing (or nothing at all) nutrition value these toxic sugar laden, high salt foods have the effect of causing a whole range of health problems. Learn to discern this.

  1. Drink plenty of good clean filtered or natural water

Having a plentiful supply of water for the body provides numerous health benefits.

  1. Aim to get around 15-30 minutes direct sunlight a day

If not available say in winter times then try supplementing with vitamin D3 tablets. Around 5000 IU’s a day will suffice…

  1. Exercise around 15-20 minutes a day

There is some excellent information to be found online explaining the health benefits of exercise and why it is needed.

  1. Have a generally upbeat/up happy attitude in life

Remember thoughts, feeling and emotions… your attitude in life manifest reality. Keep a close monitor on how you see life and if needed make the necessary changes.