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British Nutritions – Health & Nutrition Articles
Get moving

Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving
British Nutritions Articles – Benefit Of Physical ActivityPhysical activity is any body movement that works your muscles and requires more energy than resting. Physical activity doesn't mean only sports – it can include everyday things like walking, cycling, dancing, playing, gardening and housework.

Physical activity is performed for various reasons including strengthening muscles, improving athletic skill, maintaining a healthy body, weight loss or maintenance as well as for the purpose of enjoyment. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health!

The Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Controls your weight.
  • Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • Strengthens your bones and muscles.
  • Improves mental Health and mood.
  • Ensures longer healthier life.

  • Start by Taking a walk once a day, taking the stairs instead of the elevator or playing actively with your kids.

  • Choose a variety of physical activities you enjoy: Try different activities until you find the ones that are right for you.

  • Get into a routine: Go to the pool, hit the gym, join a dance class or set a regular run, be regular with the activities you love.

  • Limit the time you spend watching TV or sitting in front of a computer during leisure time.

  • Move yourself Whenever you can, take a walk instead of using active transportation to get to places.

  • How much is good? Do at least 30-45 minutes of physical activity at a time, 4-5 times a week.

  • Join a team take part in sports and recreation activities in groups. You get the added bonus of making new friends.

Complement your physical activity with a healthy diet.

Although there are no magic recipes for good health, the combination of healthy eating and regular exercise come exceptionally close.

British Nutritions Articles – Unhealthy DietIncreased consumption of high-fat fast foods, carbonated beverages coupled with decreased participation in regular physical activity, are key risk factors for the major non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes.

The consumption of unhealthy foods like packaged foods and fast foods can be attributed to our current lifestyle. In today's scenario not everyone is able to meet their nutritional needs. Dietary supplements hence become an assured and also a great way to meet our nutritional needs.

Physically active people have greater nutritional needs than the average populace. In such cases it becomes necessary for physically active people to meet their nutrient requirements through dietary supplements. Therefore along with a good physical exercise regime, a balanced diet plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy body.

So why not see for yourself? Once you get over the inertia and find creative ways to fit physical activity into your life, we think you will agree that "the effort to get moving is worth it!"



Moderate-intensity aerobic activity: Include150 minutes of moderate- intensity aerobic activity per week. Start by going for a 10-minute brisk walk, 3 times a day for 5 days a week.

Muscle – strengthening activities:

It is also beneficial to add muscle and bone strengthening activities a minimum of 2-3 days a week, that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms)

British Nutritions Articles – Physical Activity Guidelines
  • Enjoy a variety of nutritious foods.

  • Do not skip your breakfast.

  • Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, legumes and whole grains and nuts.

  • Eat a diet low in fat and, in particular, low in saturated fat.

  • Eat only a moderate amount of sugars and foods containing added sugars.

  • Use salt and processed foods sparingly.

  • Maintain a healthy body weight by balancing physical activity and food intake.

  • Limit your alcohol intake.

British Nutritions Articles – Eating Right