myVitality is a great believer in the key areas of health and diet need to be combined for best results. No one area will keep you in top condition and ignoring any will deteriorate your wellbeing. So lets look at the 5 key areas we thing you should be looking at.
The key to vitality and great health starts with good hydration. Ideally you should be consuming about 2 liters of water per day. If you are exercising this will increase. Never wait until you are thirsty as you are already to late and are already starting to dehydrate.
Diet can make a huge difference to your health. A good balanced diet should provide you with fuel for the day. Natural foods are more often than not going to provide a better diet than processed foods. Even the way things are cooked affect the nutritional value. Whatever your diet it's alway key to make sure it is balanced so ignore these fad diets where you concentrate on one food group.
Exercise can be great for the body and heart, whether it's a short 15 minute walk or a 20 mile run. Just remember too much exercise is as bad for you if your not used to it as too little. Also try and mix up your exercise, so running and swimming rather than just running on its own.
A good nights sleep is vital for rejuvenation. Make sure you are getting enough sleep. Sleeping not only rests your body and mind, but while you sleep your blood is being oxygenated.
Rest isn't the same as sleep but it is important. Remember the older you get the more rest between exercise you'll need, but even young people need to rest once in a while. The idea is to give your body time to catch up. Those with a good base fitness can go weeks without needing to exercise.
Don't worry about temptation if you follow the 5 rules before. You only need to look at the Twitter feeds of some of the top athletes in the world to see they often succumb to temptation. Just remember you can afford those temptations more often if you have won an olympic gold medal.
The body mass index (BMI), or Quetelet index, is a statistical measure of body weight based on a person's weight and height. Though it does not actually measure the percentage of body fat, it is used to estimate a healthy body weight based on a person's height. Due to its ease of measurement and calculation, it is the most widely used diagnostic tool to identify weight problems within a population, usually whether individuals are underweight, overweight or obese. Body mass index is defined as the individual's body weight divided by the square of his or her height. The formulae universally used in medicine produce a unit of measure of kg/m2.Find Out More