Saturday, December 10, 2011

A meal to die for

This could be your last meal. How unhealthy can you get?

Marketing ploy or Assisted suicide?

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Healthy is easy

Modern society is too obsessed with being healthy. Would you agree?

What does it mean to be a healthy person?

In general, a healthy person doesn't smoke, is at a healthy weight, eats healthy and exercises.

How many people would really fall into this category? Would you?

But there is light at the end of the tunnel for all of us.

According to specialists on the benefits of exercise in health and diseases, creating a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to mean drastic changes.

We are used to being sedentary and think that exercise has to be something intense for it to be effective

When we hear the word sedentary, what do we usually think of?

But sedentary simply means something that requires sitting or little activity. And today’s world, most of us spend part of our day sitting in front of a computer, netbook, or tablet, or just working at a desk.

Even moderate activities like chores, gardening and walking can make a difference.

Here is a list of eleven benefits physical activity provides. Use the verbs below to complete the list. Some of the verbs are used more than once

Reduce (x3) Improve (x3) Increase Help

Maintain Prevent Reduce (x2) Enhance

  • ...... the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes
  • ...... joint stability
  • ...... and improve range of movement
  • ...... maintain flexibility as you age
  • ...... bone mass
  • ...... osteoporosis and fractures
  • ...... mood
  • ...... symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • ...... self esteem
  • ...... memory in elderly people
  • ...... stress

What else can we do to live healthily? Ideas accepted here.

Post based on article "Healthy lifestyle"