Diet and Workout: Its Relevance

By: Jesse Miller

A person is healthy and physically fit when he or she eats a well balanced diet and performs regular exercise or workout. This may be a tough thing to do since it can be difficult to make both diet and workout. Here is a way to guide you on how to incorporate both diet and workout.

1. Incorporate a balanced carb and protein diet - Carbohydrates provide energy to our body and support all our physical activities. Typical example are: rice, wheat, oats, and potatoes. The proteins are important to our muscles and body tissue in order to grow and be repaired when injured. The sources of proteins are meat, fish, eggs and milk. A small amount of carbohydrates, a greater amount of proteins and large amounts of vitamins and minerals combined together becomes a well balanced diet. The food we eat at breakfast, lunch or dinner should at all times be well balanced.

2. Vitamins and minerals - Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that nourish our body and produce the glowing effects in our physical being. They are classified as:
a)Fat soluble these are vitamins that are absorbed by our body
b)Water soluble - vitamins that are dissolved in water before they are absorbed by the body and unused ones are discarded. A daily intake of Vitamin C and B complex is necessary in order to replenish the discarded ones.
Minerals come from soil and water and brought to our body through the vegetables and dairy products we eat or drink.

3. Complement your diet with exercise - Exercise and work out has tremendous effects on metabolism to burn the body fats. The popularity of aerobics remains unsurpassed. However, concerned health experts have introduced other forms of exercises and work outs based on their continuing research about fat and how to fight overweight and obesity. Without exercise or work out, carbohydrates, when stored in our body for a longer period is converted into sugar or fat. They are accumulated mostly in our midsection that is the reason why there are people who have fat belly. Other fats are distributed in arms and legs. Even if we eat the right amount of proteins to develop our muscles and tissues, they cannot be firmed or toned if you remain sedentary.

4. Take in enough cholesterol and fats - Don't get the wrong notion that fat is bad for the body. When taken moderately and less, it has important uses:(a) Cholesterol and fat normalizes the level of insulin and activated enzymes convert food into energy and (b) Cholesterol obtained from food modifies the production of the cholesterol inside our body and protects the function of the liver. The two types of fat needed by the body are: (a) Omega 6 fatty acid prevents negative effects of inflammation and (b) Omega 3 fatty relieves inflammation If the ratio of these two fatty acids is balanced, there is nothing to worry about your body having fat.

These are just some of the ways on how to incorporate both diet and workout and how to choose the appropriate dietary requirement in your fitness program.

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