Obviously, many benefits arise from well balanced diets and good amounts of exercise.
It is the only way to make sure that a person will live a long and healthy life. However, in these turbulent times where everything is happening so fast and everyone is always rushing, it is very hard to put time to the side for eating well and exercising. In fact, 80 percent of women in America do not engage in physical activity as much as they should and do not eat well.
Exercise can do a lot to help anyone. It can help the heart become stronger and pump more blood into the body. Regular aerobic exercise such as speed walking, jogging, swimming, biking, or dance will help to lower cholesterol and build a stronger heart.
In order to keep the heart healthy, it is best to eat oat bran, potassium and low sodium. It is also important to eat more fruits, vegetables, cereals, fish and lean meats and to limit alcohol intake.
Aerobic exercise will also be beneficial for people with diabetes. As far as the diet is concerned, in case of diabetes, it is better to eat more bread and cereals and to eat at least five fruits and vegetables daily.
Physical activity will also slow the progression of diabetes and will increased bone density, especially with weight training. When a person has diabetes, he or she should eat less red meats and sweets. Regular exercise can reduce the risks of colon, prostate and even breast cancer.
Some good foods to eat for keeping cancer away are foods with a lot of chlorophyll, because they will detoxify the body. Beet greens, collards, mustard green and nettles are good examples. The spice rack is also full of good protectors from cancer such as Cayenne pepper, ginger, rosemary, and sage.
Generally exercise will keep the heart and vascular system in good shape and when adding weight training to aerobic activities, the muscles and bones will also strengthen. A good diet and regular physical activity will help maintain body weight and lean muscle, as well as maintain a positive body image and improve the emotional well-being of a person. Also, a healthy diet will help people to think quicker and to keep their minds sharp as well.
It is also believed that physical activity and a well-balanced diet can help with increasing and promoting creativity and the imagination as well.