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Health and Fitness Challenges

When it comes to our health and fitness, there are a great many hurdles (Get it? Hurdles, fitness… You get it.) in our way. The modern age of convenience and luxury has softened us and presented us with a few surprising and unique health and fitness related challenges, and so it falls to us to take the initiative to take our health and fitness into our own hands and improve our health and fitness to lead healthier and happier lives. The main culprits in today’s health epidemic are inactivity and processed foods. These two seemingly innocuous threats actually have some pretty nasty effects on our bodies, so we need to make changes in order to maintain our health. Here’s what you need to know.

Health and Fitness Challenges

First and foremost, let’s tackle the inactivity problem. At the dawn of man, we had all of our fitness problems taken care of by the urgent fight for survival. We had to forage and hunt to survive, after all. Now, however, we have all of our needs met, more of less, just by holding a job, so the job is our fight for survival. Therefore, if your job lacks any demand for upper body strength, you’ll have to make up for that elsewhere or risk atrophy. Atrophy is an extreme risk, mind you, but the point stands. Meanwhile, if you worked at, say, Autozone, your work with car repairs would build that upper body strength for you, so you’d have nothing to worry about. The key is to assess your strengths and weaknesses and take care of those weaknesses with your workout regimen.

Then, there’s your diet. Processed foods have become a bona fide staple of the Western diet thanks to their low price point and their convenience factor. However, this is achieved with additives that rob them of their nutritional value and make them addictive, so they have nasty ramifications on our bodies. Replace these items with fresh, whole ingredients made into home cooked meals, and you’ll start to have more energy, lose excess weight, and generally feel better. You’ll spend more money and more time in the kitchen, but it’ll be worth it.

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Why a vegan diet is so beneficial to your health

Evidence suggests that veganism has been around for the past 2000 years. Unfortunately, many are still uninformed about the benefits thereof. “But, where do you get your protein?” or “but you eat chicken right?” are the most received questions portraying misconception regarding the lifestyle. When executed correctly, veganism can be much healthier than an omnivorous diet. You can also adopt the new lifestyle to lose a couple of centimetres.

If you had the opportunity on to almost never get sick, why wouldn’t you pursue it?  You would hardly ever have to visit your doctor and only pay essential medical aid rates. Some also go vegan for animal rights reasons while others go vegan to reduce their carbon footprint and take better care of the environment.

Going vegan for health reasons

Vegans don’t consume any “bad” cholesterol or HDL (high density lipoprotein).The liver naturally creates cholesterol but it is also found in certain foods such as meat, dairy and eggs. It is essential to the human body as it is needed to create vitamin D and it helps cells to function correctly. Nevertheless too much of the bad type can be dangerous as it can cause various heart related diseases. Plant based oils only contain LDL (low density lipoprotein) which is protective rather than dangerous.

This is actually only one of the benefits of going vegan. The lifestyle provides an abundance of fibre, magnesium, potassium, folate, antioxidants, vitamin C and E, phy to chemicals but most of all protein! Yes, you read that right. Plant based protein is better because you are not getting any of the cholesterol and excess hormones used by the meat and dairy industries.

What about animal-based essential nutrients

The only two concerns are vitamin B12 and iron, admittedly that you will have to focus on them. Luckily, it is 2017 and getting those two is as easy as vegan-pie! B12 is available in fortified cereals, plant milks and some maize foods, you can also go for a shot every two months as it is very affordable.

Iron is actually not a big problem at all as plant based iron sources are legumes, grains, nuts and seeds, tomatoes, Swiss chard and collard greens. Plant irons are a bit tougher to absorb than animal iron sources but eating smaller amounts throughout the day is a great way to increase absorption. Try it in some green juices or as daytime snacks!

Will it physically help me?

A vegan diet regulates your blood pressure and prevents type 2 diabetes. It also prevents cancers such as prostate cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer. It also prevents chronic eye conditions like macular degeneration and cataracts. It protects bone density by preventing arthritis and osteoporosis.

It will make your skin healthier, your hair will be stronger and you will have more energy than ever before. A vegan diet will help you lose all of the excess weight that you have ever wanted to lose but your life will be about abundance, not about restriction.

Many people have found veganism greatly rewarding. Before you shut down the idea, consider doing some further research on the topic so that you can make an informed decision with regards to your health. It is delicious and not nearly as difficult you think it is going to be.

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Increasing the Environmental Wellness Situations

Improving the Environmental Health Conditions

IOM Somalia’s Migration Wellness Division (MHD) as a result of its utilizing partners is offering critically-desired maternal and child wellness expert services to vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDP), and host communities who have confined obtain to fundamental wellness care expert services. © IOM 2012 (Photograph: Mary-Sanyu Osire)

Posted by UNmigration on 2012-ten-22 04:57:24

Tagged: , Article-unexpected emergency and Restoration , shelter , internally displaced persons , Emergency Preparedness and Response , conflict , Camp Coordination and Camp Management , Somali

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Healthy Excess weight Loss Principles

Healthy Weight Loss Concepts

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Posted by comradehomer on 2015-03-fourteen 02:27:02

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