HEALTH AND FITNESS FOR BUSY PEOPLEDecember 21, 2022 2022-12-21 7:50
HEALTH AND FITNESS FOR BUSY PEOPLE
HEALTH AND FITNESS FOR BUSY PEOPLE
The proven benefits of exercise are endless. Most people already know that mountain of research show that regular physical activity improves every aspect of our health: it decreases cardiovascular risk, manages stress, improves mood, eases chronic pain,and on and on.
Some people are committed to fitness and get more than enough exercise. But, most are not.There are a lot of reasons behind this ,but the most common one is difficulty in figuring out how to “ make” exercise happen. Modern life is just so darned busy. Our work days are long, our commuter are longer and home responsibilities can easily take up rest of our time.
So how do we make this work ?
1-Exercise dosen’t have to mean going for run or to gym. The goal is to avoid sitting for prolonged periods. There are great benefits from all activities for any amount of time:it all adds up.
2-Exercise can fit into busiest work day.If you have to go to another floor, take the stairs . Try walking across the office to chat with colleague , instead of sending an email.If someone is going for coffee, go with them. If the weather is nice and you have a meeting planned, transform it into a walking meet. . If all you can do is stand up from your desk every half hour and stretch, may be walk around your office, then do that.
3-Keep track of what you do.If you have a wearable step- counter, this can be a fun way to keep track of your activity and your progress.If you realise you haven’t moved much one day ,then try to get up and move around more. Invent a reason to go for walk .It can be motivating to see how your stamina improves over time.
US officials has provided guidelines for adults on amount and type of physical activity, based on evidence. All adults should avoid inactivity .For substantial health benefits ,adults should do atleast 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity ,or 75 minutes a week of vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity ,or an equivalent combination of moderate-and-vigorous- intensity activity.Additional health benefits are gained by engaging in physical activity beyond this amount.
4-Smaller Bowls And Plates, but taller glasses-A study by University of Cambridge found that by using smaller dishes ,you can eat up to 29% less calories per day. The reason this happens is that our brain thinks that we are eating the same amount of food ,but in reality, we are eating smaller portion.
5-Grab-And-Go food-the worst thing for diet is being hungry. A study that was published in the Journal of Marketing Research found that if you are hungry when ordering a meal, you will increase the amount of calories that you intake. If you only prep snacks and eat them ,you are less like to overindulge at your nest meal. There are many great easy snacks you can prep like grapes ,carrots sticks, and pretzels with low salt.
6-To cups of water before you eat a meal-Drinking two cups of water a half hour before eating caused moderate weight loss after 12 weeks .Drinking water after you wake up,before eating lunch and dinner, is simplest thing you can do to improve your overall health.
It is said life is not just a bed of roses. It’s not uncommon one finds thorns in one’s life journey. As an adult investing time in ourselves for our healthy ,may not be an easy task. Regardless of whether it’s a 9-to-6 job ,a night-shift or a stay-at-home job; there’s no excuse that can be priortised nor compensated for youth health.
(Ms. Priyanshi Sharma is a Faculty of Commerce in Lal Bahadur Shastri Group of Institutions. She has completed her PG in pure commerce & has qualified UGC-NET Exam. She also has experience of mentoring CA and CS students as well. Her areas of interest are tax and law)