Why is body weight such an important aspect of one’s health?
Optimum ‘Body weight’ contributes to a sense of self-worth; making one feel good about himself, it makes you feel energetic and if it is taken care of, can significantly lower the risk of health diseases.
Maintaining healthy weight has become a challenging task for many people, more so in a time when fast foods and vending machine snacks have become lifelines, processed food is an easy to find alternative and preparing home cooked meals is rare. And with busy lifestyles, when physical activity and exercise is the last thing on the priority list, making our bodies more prone to various illnesses.
But staying fit is not as difficult as it looks. And yes, it shouldn’t be. At Health Click Away, staying healthy and fit is always just a click away.
How to maintain a healthy weight?
In the time when fast food and vending machine snacks are the lifelines, no cooking and processed food are easy to find and has become a fashion or “DIVA” thing; people are finding it challenging to maintain a healthy weight. And with busy lifestyles, when physical activities and exercise is on the last priority list, our body is getting prone to catch diseases.
But staying fit is not as difficult as it looks like, and as you know, health is just a click away with the app Health Click Away. So here are some Do’s and don’ts to stay healthy –
Staying healthy is not about starving yourself or going on a diet or eating food that isn’t satisfying. It’s about making healthy and tasty food choices that give you happiness and make you feel of content. What we eat and how we perceive it, makes a lot of difference to our mind and body.
“If you are satisfied from the inside, then you are satisfied from the outside too. If you are happy and content with whatever you are eating, it will have a positive impact on your health.” – Ruchika Gupta (CEO, Health Click Away)
Eating healthy means eating a variety of foods so that you to get all the nutrients required by the body. Our body gets energy from carbohydrates, fats, and protein. These essential nutrients keep our body active, allow our muscles to work properly and keep our heart beating.
Every day, it’s essential that we consume eat in a combination of everything, namely –
*Fresh Fruits and vegetables
*Milk products like yogurt (curd), milk, cottage cheese or any other types of cheese
*Proteins examples, beans, lentils, legumes (pulses), eggs, soy, fish, meat
*Whole grain and cereals
The main thing is to eat in MODERATION- not too much and not too little. Even when you adopt a healthier lifestyle still need to eat as per your body requirements.
“Never curtail your taste buds, just curtail the portion size”- Ruchika Gupta (CEO, Health Click Away)
Cheat days are alright, but by just becoming a little conscious of what we are putting in our mouth, we can achieve our goals. As we become aware of our intake, our mind becomes active, thereby preventing us from making unhealthy choices that will impact our health.
Keep healthy snacks handy with you, like fresh fruit, dry fruits, yogurt, cheese, baby carrots, nuts, popcorns, whole wheat crackers, etc. Avoid too many salty and oily things. This way you can control your craving to buy chips, sodas, and candy bags from the readily available vending machines.
Make good food choices when you shop for groceries. Buy fresh fruits and vegetables, which come in handy like baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, celery sticks, avocados, apples, which you can carry with you when on the go. Avoid all-purpose flour, processed and packaged food, and canned food. Try to buy things which have a low shelf life as it contains less harmful ingredients or look for items with minimum ingredients (chemical). If you are not sure about any ingredient, you should search online for its nutritional value and decide whether it is perfect for your or your family’s health.
Stay active, as it helps in burning calories. By being proactive, you can lose fat and build lean muscle. This will increase your body’s metabolism helping you burn calories even when you are at rest.
Try to stay active for 1 hour, include anything or a mix of few things like brisk walking, working out in a gym, yoga, running, swimming, climbing stairs, sports, cycling or even household work like vacuuming or mowing the lawn, or the best is run and play with kids.
Don’t starve and make yourself deprived of anything. Don’t eat anything which does not give you happiness and satisfaction. Also, “Diets” are temporary and make you think about food all the time and make you end up overeating. Instead of craving for food, create a tasty yet healthy recipe and enjoy it. If you don’t know where to start, look through for some of the recipes at HEALTH CLICK AWAY’s community.
Keep in mind that it’s our responsibility to care and look after the body which God has blessed us with. A healthy body comes in all sizes and shapes. Our motive should be to stay healthy so that we don’t become susceptible to any illnesses.
“A healthy body is a healthy mind, and vice versa”- by Ruchika Gupta (CEO, Health Click Away).