Many people are in search for a healthy lifestyle, but what are really the essentials for “good health”? How do you achieve overall well being and a healthy life? |
When you have a closer look at the concept,it all boils down to the following three basic components, which are crucial for healthy living. They are: *1 Good Nutrition *2 Regular Exercise *3 High Quality Nutritional Supplementation
I will describe in more detail the above three components for healthy living.
First of all: Good Nutrition. You probably heard it before: “You are what you eat.” Although I like a more accurate definition.It is better to say: “You are what you can get out of your food.”
Good nutrition is fundamental for good health. The human body is a complex system that requires a full spectrum of nutrients for optimal health. What do we mean by “good nutrition”? Good nutrition means: eating the right food that contains the right amount of macronutrients,such as carbohydrates,protein & fat in the right ratio,depending on the metabolism of each individual, fatty acids,vitamins,minerals and trace elements,based on your body type.
We can distinguish three types: When your metabolism is slow, you belong to the “Endomorphs” group of people. You are naturally overweight, you gain fat and retain water easily. If you belong to this group, you need: 45% Carbohydrates 35% Protein 20% Fat
Wen your metabolism is higher, you belong to the “Mesomorphs” group of people. You are naturally muscular and have little or no body fat. If you belong to this group, you need: 50% Carbohydrates 30% Protein 20% Fat
The group with the highest metabolism are called the “Ectomorphs“. You are generally skinny, could eat anything without gaining any weight. If you belong to this group, you need: 55% Carbohydrates 25% Protein 20% Fat
A second factor that determines good nutrition is our body’s ability to absorb the nutrients from the food that we eat. The nutrients have to be in a form that the cells can accept them, and the cells have to be in optimum condition to be able to absorb the nutrients. That is one of the reasons most nutritional supplements miss the mark, they don’t address the cellular condition of the body.
We also need a sufficient amount of antioxidants, to counteract the formation of free radicals, caused by our stressful lifestyle, pollution in air and water and malnutrition. Oxidative stress has shown to be the root cause of over 70 chronic degenerative diseases.
The second component for healthy living is Regular Exercise, It’s not all about nutrition, neither is it all about exercise. A balanced lifestyle is the key. exercise at least three times per week. Aerobics, jogging, swimming, cycling and also include weight lifting in your exercise routine, which is important for maintaining a healthy bone-structure.
Another important factor is proper pace. Don’t overdo it. You can’t force things to happen at once. The secret to good health is consistency and steadiness. The right amount of food and exercise regularly.
The third component is: a high quality nutritional supplement. As I mentioned earlier, most supplements do not address the cellular condition of your body. Even worse, many are in a form that is unacceptable for the cells themselves and don’t contain biological available substances that are useful for the cells in your body.
High quality supplements are bio-available,well balanced, preferable manufactured according to pharmaceutical standards and potency guaranteed.
Hopefully people who are overweight, don’t exercise or suffer from any degenerative diseases will take note of these three components, which are essential for healthy living.
Adrian Joele became interested in nutrition and weight management while he was an associate with a nutritional supplement company. Since 2008 he wrote several articles about nutrition and weight loss and achieved expert status with Ezine Articles.com. He has been involved in nutrition and weight management for more than 12 years and he likes to share his knowledge with anyone who could benefit from it. He enjoys helping other people solve their problems. Get his free report on nutrition by visiting: http://www.nutrobalace2.net
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