If there are different tips and prototypes that are constantly dealt out in society regarding health, in general, there are also many false premises in staying fit. These false assumptions concerning the steps or practices to stay fit may be hazardous for an individual. Worse, one of these false premises may lead to sickness if done improperly to a significant extent.
Fallacy 1: Eating Too Much While You Are Still Young Is Reasonable
We have this common belief that as long as we are still young, we can be indulgent and just eat what we want without moderation. We can always argue that our young bodies can still take some sort of nutritional abuse and would be able to rectify the consequences later. The truth about this is that though we are actually able to correct such situations, the damage has already begun. Moreover, we don’t know at what age our body starts to not be able to restore the optimal health status at entire efficiency. For example, eating high cholesterol food would have a preemptive effect on deposits in the arteries. Shortly, this would reach a stage wherein the process is irreversible and may affect the life of the individual. Even though aging is part of life and even a lifetime of choosing the right food, our bodies will still deteriorate, the thought of hastening the process of aging by introducing unwanted radicals to our cells should be enough to keep us on decent of thinking.
Fallacy 2: Not Eating Carbohydrates Will Make You Lose Weight Faster
Another more common misconception is that we would be able to slim down faster if we did not eat any food that is rich in carbohydrates. This would account for breads, rice, and other starchy foods. Though it is a fact that these types of food are rich in calories, carbohydrate deprivation won’t contribute to faster weight loss. Particular parts of the body would require some foods that come along with carbohydrates in rice and other starches such as Vitamin B complex. Furthermore, sticking to an alternative diet such as pure protein will not help one slim down faster.
Fallacy 3: Starving Will Help You Lose Weight
A lot more drastic misconception is the belief that cutting meals would lead to a faster weight loss. Ideally, that should be the case if the aspect of caloric consumption is the only thing to be considered. All the same, there is also another aspect such as an ulcer developing in the gastrointestinal area, or perhaps a retroactive effect on the body of the starving person wherein the body signals the brain that there’s nutritive deprivation. The latter would cause the metabolism of the person to slow down significantly to deal with the body’s current situation. Moreover, if the body is further subjected to much more food deprivation, the body won’t be using the fats directly. The surrounding muscle cells will start to take the brunt leading to muscle atrophy. This is just some of the most common fallacies that are freely thought of by the people who have not been decently educated about them. Nonetheless, one of the only eternal aspects of remaining fit is of the self, along its self obligation and self-discipline.
An equation for staying fit
There are several tips and ways to stay fit. From the TV, to magazine ads there are many reminders to tell us how to stay fit. Nevertheless, there’s an even easier tip to constantly remind us how to stay fit. Though it would not be the complete answer to all the wellness issues we may have, we can apply this as a prototype of simple measures. An equation for staying fit can be as simple to remember as one, plus two, plus three, equals 6.
We must begin an equation for staying fit with the first thing to remember: our life. We only have one body to maintain so it shouldn’t be that hard to monitor. Another thing about “One” is that we only have one shot in this life to do this. Of course we may be able to correct certain health patterns when we stumble on, but how sure are we that we would still have that chance if the damage has already been done? Therefore, the “One” in this equation is our self.
“Two” in this context signifies that there are only two courses that we can select, the right and the wrong course. In whatever life choice, we are bringing the self either closer to health or closer to illness. Think of it this way: we are the flag tied at the center of a rope in a tug of war. One end leads to illness and eventually death, the other to health and eventually longevity. Each minute that we do something, each food choice that we make, or even each day, we have to think “what side are we going to go to”
“Three” is relatively simple; it pertains to three parts of the day: morning, noon, and night. In reference to this, a person has to plan out the activities. There are activities that are suitable in the morning, or maybe the afternoon, and also some personal activities that are appropriate for the evening. Any unplanned schedule and adherence would result to added strain, and consequently be detrimental to the self. Examples of activities that are beneficial in the morning are exercise, early morning sun, and breakfast. As for the afternoon, a little bit of recreation depending on your work schedule would be sufficient Evenings are good for cooling off, a walk in the neighborhood, spend time with the family, and definitely sleep.
“Six” refers to the number of meals that one has to eat every day. Recent studies have shown that the average daily caloric requirement needed per day is best digested and absorbed if they were distributed into six small meals instead of three big ones as considered before. This allows the body to digest the food at a constant rate without flooding and causing the body to store extra nutrients into fat.
The one, plus two, plus three, equals six paradigm is an equation for staying fit which can be applied to almost anyone, even those who are recovering from illness, and those who haven’t undergone any major sickness yet.