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Health and Fitness Nutrition
8 Ways To General Health And Fitness
It never fails but as soon as I wrote all my Weight Loss, Weight Gain, Fitness and Nutrition type of
tips I had a few left over that couldn't really be placed into these categories.
But as you will see they are right on the money for your general health and fitness and can be used
in your everyday activities.
Lets take a peek:
What Is A Healthy Diet - A healthy diet satisfies two criteria: It contains enough fibre and a number
of micronutrients including vitamins and minerals to maintain a healthy body. It is balanced in forms
of fat, protein, and carbohydrates and micronutrients.
Don't Train With The Flu - This is one of the biggest exercise blunders you can make A number of
temperature raising viruses, including the flu can affect the muscles.
People often forget that the heart is also a muscle and can be weakened by the flu virus. Normally
our hearts can cope with the strain of this, but exercising on top of an already weakened heart is
potentially fatal. After a bout of the flu, you should wait at least 48 hours before exercising again.
Cool Down - When you do a strenuous workout the blood vessels in your muscles dilate to deliver
more blood for the muscles to operate. The skin vessels also dilate to increase the heat loss from
your body, which is why you get flushed after exercise.
If you don't give your blood and skin vessels enough time to recover, and jump straight under hot
water your skin vessels will dilate even further. Then your heart goes into overdrive trying to pump
blood throughout the body.
Ultimately you might notice symptoms like faintness, dizziness or at worst, you could even collapse.
Don't Eat Before Exercising - Always try to eat two or three hours before your exercise and not after
that. If you do eat before exercise you can develop what is known as "dumping syndrome' where the
blood supply that normally goes to your muscles during exercise is diverted to your gut.
This means that you're not getting enough blood to your muscles, which can cause you to become
lethargic and faint.
Try to Give Up Smoking - the best and easiest way to give up smoking is to replace it with another
habit. Unfortunately, quitting has been associated with weight gain if you replace your cigarette habit
with a candy or snack food habit.
So replace the smoking with the habit of exercise!! Nothing tough or painful at first and build up to it.
A five minute walk instead of a cigarette and aim to build it up slowly and easily.
Before, you will be fitter, you will be healthier and your body will be more you realize tight and toned.