Definition of Health“…a condition in which all functions of the body and mind are normally active”• “The state of complete physical, mental, or social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Eat for the skin• Eat fruits and vegetables daily• Drink 2 litres of water• Eat foods rich in good fats:• Oily fish, nuts and seeds,• Avocado, olives
Why Exercise?• Prolongs life• Improves mood• Achieves metabolic balance• Promotes sustainable weight loss• Strengthens heart and blood vessels• Increases bone density• Boosts energy levels• Reduces stress and tension• Improves balance and flexibility• Improves sleep• Decreases risk for chronic conditions
Physical Activity Reduces StressStress symptoms such as anxiety and depression can improve with regular exercise, and beneficial effects appear to equal meditation or relaxation.People who participate in sports clubs and organised recreational activity enjoy better mental health, are more alert, and more resilient against the stresses of modern living. References; (1) Physical activity and mental health: current concepts. Sports Med. 2000 Mar;29(3):167-80. (2) The relationship between organised physical recreation and mental health. Health Promot J Austr. 2007 Dec;18(3):236-9.
Ensure Adequate Rest• Your body needs to get enough sleep (about 8 hours) for optimal health• Sleep deprivation leads to accelerated aging and increased risk for chronic disease• Lack of sleep can make you feel tired and hungry reducing your ability to live a healthy lifestyle