Fitness is a state of mind and encompasses physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing.
If you expect something to happen—if someone or something suggests to you a specific outcome—your expectations of that outcome play a major role in its occurrence. The expectation or suggestion alone, often unconsciously, changes your behaviour and your responses to help bring into reality the outcome you are expecting.
- Endurance, or aerobic, activities increase your breathing and heart rate. Brisk walking or jogging, dancing, swimming, and biking are examples.
- Strength exercises make your muscles stronger.
- Balance exercises help prevent falls.
- Flexibility exercises stretch your muscles and can help your body stay limber
I chose this profession as I myself have had a battle with health in spite of being a doctor. It was then I realised that health and wellness is very important and we need to build a medicine free life. Lifestyle diseases are very prevalent. Mindful eating and exercise is only the key to building a life which is indeed healthy. Life span has been increased by medicines but what about the health span. That can be only increased by correct Nutrition
The need to help people suffering from lifestyle diseases and to give back to the society. Also a lot of incorrect information about diets is doing the rounds. So I wanted to spread social awareness about health and wellness.
There is no word as a diet. It is all about food as nutrition, food as fuel for the body. We are what we eat hence clean and green eating as well as portion control and being mindful is important. Understanding one’s own need of the body is also important. There should always be a personalized approach to the needs of each and every person as according to their nutrition requirements.
Anything which is not compatible to our lifestyle can never be sustainable. A diet means bringing about changes which are not beneficial to our bodies hence can never be sustainable. If we focus on nutrition and be mindful about our hunger and the demands of our body, it becomes sustainable. We have to train our bodies to eat correctly and also according to the rhythm of the hormones.
Simple baby steps can be brought about as food exchanges and by slowly eliminating sugar and refined flour from the diet. It has to start from childhood and children should focus on clean and green eating. Good habits should be cultivated in children and then it just becomes a nature. Parents should be made aware of not to use food as reward or in times of stress.
One thing is for sure: you cannot out exercise a bad diet. The amount of calories in and out matters, and even more than that the quality of calories taken matters. The truth is that the body is built in the kitchen. High calorie nutrient empty food like refined and processed flour and sugary so-called energy drinks are very harmful. They give a rapid boost of energy and lead to sugar crash later on.
There is no such thing as spot reduction. Body fat reduces overall though in men and women certain areas are more difficult to target.
Inflammatory foods are food items like sugar, refined oil, refined flour, trans fat and fast food and they lead to inflammation and metabolic disturbances within the body.
- portion control and intuitive eating
- say no to sugar and junk food
The need of the hour is healthy living. India is sitting on a time bomb of diseases like diabetes and cancer. We have to make healthy living not an option but a must by slowly looking into food alternatives and portion control as well as adding exercise to our daily schedule.