HR NEWS

Here are 9 easy lifestyle changes that can help to avoid obesity

Here are 9 easy lifestyle changes that can help to avoid obesity

Avoid obesity and its related health problems like diabetes, hypertension and hormonal disorders by changing few habits. Stop smoking, eat right at the right time, balance your diet and meditate, suggest experts. Nutritionist Neha Ranglani and Anju Ghei, wellness expert at VLCC have listed ways to preventing obesity:

* Eat healthy: A balanced diet should be a healthy mix of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It should include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, low fat dairy, nuts to take care of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, fibre and probiotics.

* Eat right:

When you wake up: This is the time when your muscles are absolutely depleted and hungry after a 10 hour fast. Eating well here helps you to revitalise your muscles and prevents excess calorie intake in the latter half of the day. A light breakfast like cereals & milk with honey and nuts could do the needful.

During mid meals: Pick up a piece of fruit, handful of soya nut or an oatmeal bar and see the difference for yourself.

Pre-workout: To sustain throughout the workout and to get the maximum out of it, it is mandatory to fuel your system with the right kind of food like fruits, nuts and eggs.

Post-workout: Feed your hungry muscles after 30- 45 minutes of your workout with fruits and proteins.

At night: Most people skip their meals due to their busy scheduler overwork and tend to gorge on heavy lavish dinner which is the main culprit of added on calories and feeling of sluggishness throughout the day. The trick is to keep the dinner light with soups, salads, lean meat and yoghurt.

During parties: It is wise to opt for salads, veggies, barbecued or roasted snacks rather than the fried snacks and creamy dishes.

* Drink water: Drinking water at regular intervals helps in better digestion and also keeps the body hydrated. This leads to better metabolism and subsequent weight loss.

* Move your body: Physical inactivity raises the risk of obesity. Exercise renders cells more sensitive to insulin. A mere brisk walk makes the difference. An ideal workout designed by a health professional is a suitable mix of resistance and aerobic training for optimum muscle building along with weight loss.

* Eliminate stress: Lower metabolic rate leads to weight accumulation and thereby tendency towards obesity. Physical activity, socialising, meditation, enjoying music, nature and time with young children and pets, all keeps stress at bay.

* Sleep well: It’s a well-known fact that when asleep the human body produces growt hormones that increase metabolism and repair tissue. Sleep deprivation not only hampers this bodily activity but also makes the body lethargic to be able to focus on any other physical or mental activity planned during the day.

* Keep regular medical appointments. After a certain age, it’s important to get lipids checked as these are the indicators of any future obesity-related risk that might befall.

Stop smoking and curb drinking alcohol: Tobacco interferes with the production of enzymes for effective digestion. Limiting alcohol intake, if not a total ban, will also make a difference.

Avoid fad diets that recommend unsafe practices such as fasting (going without food for long periods of time) or cutting out entire food groups such as meat, fish, wheat or dairy products. There are chances of putting those extra kilos back once the fasting is over.

8 months ago

By HR Reporters

Related Tags :   • Health News

Social Share : Share      

Comments.....

Submit new comment

Most Viewed

100 per cent fruit juice may not increase diabetes risk: Research...

7 months ago

India would add over 7 million new jobs in fiscal year 2017-18, report...

7 months ago

Orange boss and tycoon Bernard Tapie sent to trial in France: Report...

8 months ago

Tim Hortons responds to franchisees’ ‘reckless’ benefits cuts...

7 months ago

Kids with chronic illness show signs of mental health problems...

7 months ago

Frail older adults may experience delirium after surgery...

7 months ago

Alberta MLA 'deeply regrets' firing woman who made sex harassment complaint...

7 months ago

WHO stamps Himachal Pradesh doctor low-cost protocol for rabies prophylaxis...

6 months ago

Bipolar disorder has seven key factors: Study...

8 months ago

Pain-free patch for diabetics may manage blood sugar for days...

7 months ago

Most Shared

Mass redundancies for Quebec cookie factory...

2 years ago

Trump this: 5 bold predictions for how he’ll impact HR...

2 years ago

InfoTycoon appoints existing President and COO Kevin George to succeed James Dav...

2 years ago

Sushant Dwivedy joins Aspiring Minds as SVP-Enterprise Client Solutions...

2 years ago

Uber introduces special reward programme...

2 years ago

Standard Chartered Bank to reduce 10% corporate & institutional banking staff...

2 years ago

National CineMedia (NCM) creates Affiliate Partnerships team, names Stacie Tursi...

2 years ago

OCC Names New CFO, Treasurer, and Chief Compliance Officer...

2 years ago

Beards at work are now a major turn-off say 61% of female office workers...

2 years ago

First female fast jet pilot of Britain hired as director at PwC...

2 years ago