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Don’t Underestimate the Power Of Brisk Walk

Walking has always been my convenient exercise. It imparts ample benefits to the people of all age-groups. One doesn’t need to bother about going to the gym or spending hours in the vicinity of machines. Walking is the best exercise, though yet to be declared officially;)
A few years back, I discovered the power of Brisk Walk. Not only did I feel more energetic, but the brisk walk routine also brought me back to shape in a shorter period. About 30 minutes of fast walking brings remarkable results and by the end of this article, you will agree with me.

Imagine a person is walking faster than the other people in a park. He is covering the same distance in 30 minutes, the others cover in 50 minutes. We want to know if he gets more benefit than those who walk at an average speed. I got the answer to my query and I’m sharing the same with you.

BENEFITS OF BRISK WALK

1) You can reduce your weight considerably by walking briskly without changing your lifestyle and it is scientifically proven. This is the coolest incentive as people can follow this relatively easier way to stay trim. Invest just 30-60 minutes a day walking faster than usual and get visible results.

2) You stay young and suffer from lesser psychological disturbances. Yes, it is again true. Walk in the fresh air to make the most of the walk schedule. Walking increases the rate of the exchange of gases (oxygen in, carbon dioxide out) and refreshes brain. And all of you are aware that it is brain that controls everything in our body.

3) The purpose of walk changes from merely reducing weight to getting fitter and smarter. You will look great in the new toned body as the benefits of brisk walk are not going to end here:p

4) While walking, you exert most of your muscles everyday. Your movements become smoother as the toning up of muscles is executed in routine. Overall health improves and the perspective of life changes too; for the better.

5) Overall health improves and your chances to live longer increase. Brisk walk, if managed in a proper manner shows magnificent outcomes. If you walk and are not getting visible results, increase your speed.

6) Better result in less time is the fundamental benefit of brisk walking. Take charge of your life and buckle up to win the race of health. Hardly 30-40 minutes a day are needed to become a health icon.

7) Not only the outer look, but your internal organs will also show improved fitness. Hearts of those people who walk or run are healthier than the others.

8) Scientists claim that brisk walk is healthier than running.

[ Running reduced the risk of heart disease by 4.5% while walking reduced it by 9.3%.

Calorie for calorie, walking also had a stronger impact on heart disease risk factors. The risk of first-time high blood pressure was reduced by 4.2% by running and 7.2% by walking.

First-time high cholesterol risk was lowered by 4.3% by running and 7% by walking.

The risk of first-time diabetes was reduced by about 12% by both walking and running.]

Walking is the best route to the healthy living. Be a little brisk in routine to make an impact on yourself and the society:)

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Keto Diet- To Follow or Not to Follow

Keto Diet is the latest trend among today’s health-conscious people. However, I’m yet to decide on implementing the K-diet regulations. Fascinated by the extent of the craze, I made up my mind to search for the pros and cons of the Keto Diet and write on the same.

๐Ÿ’ฎ”Wow! What a transformation!”
I was surprised to see my friend after six months. The change was apparently so obvious that I couldn’t help giving her the compliment. I remember her as an average overweight girl with no visible intentions to lose weight.
“How?” I could hardly mumble just one word in the hope to get an answer to the transition.
“I’m following keto diet:)”, she ready with the answer.

Again, it’s Keto Diet!

I look at myself. Lifestyle mistakes have taken a toll on my body. I should lose at least 5-7 kg of weight to stay healthy and look presentable. My desire to go back to the original size is reinforced by the keto-diet mania. There’s no excuse left to start searching for the exact meaning of the Keto Diet.

What is Keto Diet

๐Ÿต In keto diet, carbohydrate intake is drastically restricted and it is replaced by good quality fats and proteins. Low-carb food can also be included but in a very small quantity. The diet comprises of meats, eggs, sausages, cheeses, fish, nuts, butter, oils, seeds, and fibrous vegetables. The exact intake of carbohydrates is 20-50 grams per day that is very low.

๐Ÿต Standard ketogenic diet (SKD) comprises of 75% fats, 20% proteins and only 5% carbohydrates. The diet changes the metabolism of the human body drastically and hence should be followed for a limited period.

๐Ÿต It is based on the theory that a low-carb diet decreases carbohydrates in the body and increases the fats. Instead of carbohydrates, the body uses fats and convert them into energy.
Fat molecules are changed to the new kind of molecules called ‘ketones’ that supply energy to the brain. The process is known as ‘Ketosis’ and the diet followed to make it happen is called Keto Diet.

Benefits of Keto Diet

๐Ÿ’ฎ Keto Diet is followed for a limited period under the observation of the experts. When followed with precision, the diet can do wonders for your body.

๐Ÿ’ฎ Follow Keto Diet to lose weight.

After following Keto Diet for some days, our brain will become accustomed to burning fats to get energy; the energy used to carry out body functions.
It is seen that people lose their weight in a few days of keto-therapy. The weight loss is twice or thrice the weight lost by other methods.

๐Ÿ’ฎ Keto Diet reduces body insulin levels. Blood sugar drops significantly after 4-16 weeks into keto-diet therapy. When on an extremely low-carb diet, the body releases fatty acids that’s used as energy. This, the fats stored in our bodies are used up in simple metabolic functions.

๐Ÿ’ฎ Keto Diet is known to prevent and even cure cancer in many cases. The diet causes more oxidation of cancer cells than of the normal cells. Reduction of insulin is also related to the prevention of some cancers.

๐Ÿ’ฎ Improves heart health:
By following Keto Diet strictly, the health of the heart improves. A study shows that this particular diet increases the HDL ( Good Cholesterol level) significantly and decreases the level of bad cholesterol (LDL).

๐Ÿ’ฎ Improves brain functioning
Keto Diet improves functioning of the brain. It is observed that children show improvement in memory, when on Keto Diet. Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases are also controlled by prescribing Keto therapy to the patients.

Side Effects of Keto Diet

There are some side-effects of keto diet and these must be taken into consideration before following the strict diet plan.

1) Constipation

Bowel habits change due to the drastic change in the diet plan. One can suffer from acute constipation and other bowel irregularities.

* Increase your fibre and water intake.

2) Lack of energy, Leg cramps, Keto Flu can make you feel dizzy and reduce your capacity to do work.

3) Though Keto Diet is known to decrease sugar levels considerably, you should not change the regular diet with Keto without asking your doctor. A serious medical condition, ‘Ketoacidosis‘ can put you in danger.

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10 Proven Ways to Stay Happy

Wondering why I stress on being happy, every time I share a post?

You should observe that physical and mental health largely depends on our happiness level.

A happy person is more likely to live longer, make great friends and face adverse situations bravely. Links to the researches are not here but based on our experience, we can not deny these results. You meet a cheerful guy and your next few hours get better. Meet a sad fellow and your day will become gloomy. We infer that happiness is transferable, it passes from person to person making this world a better place.
It is important to focus on the happiness level as it not only affects you but also the people around you.

Sharing a few tips that are going to help you in staying happy๐Ÿ˜ƒ

๐ŸžBlock Negative Thoughts

Negative thoughts are silent killers. When my mind entertains negative thoughts, I lose confidence and find myself unable to do anything productive. My attitude towards life becomes less enthusiastic. We have a solution and can imbibe in our lives with practice. Stop emphasising on these negative thoughts and move towards a happy and healthy life:)
Be Productive.

๐ŸžThink Positive

Look around yourself. You are blessed with a beautiful life and the huge world to explore. Your ‘What If’ and ‘What If not’ are snatching your freedom to grow. Life is good, your little effort will make it better. ‘I can do’ is the motto that does wonders. Go for it:)

๐Ÿž Exercise Regularly

We all know that ‘A healthy mind resides in a healthy body’. It is scientifically proven that an active lifestyle keeps the brain active. Brain, that’s the control room of the human body, works best when it gets sufficient supply of oxygen. By exercising, the oxygen supply to the brain is regularised and all parts of our body are coordinated.

๐Ÿž Make Friends

Making friends is healthy! Yes, it is true. Make good friends and learn how to keep them. Your social health improves, you learn to interact and build healthy (and real) emotions. Spending quality time with friends brings out the best in you.
[Over-indulgence is bad and it is relevant in this case also;)]

๐Ÿž Be thankful for what you have

We usually focus on what we don’t have; at the cost of rejecting what we do have. This is silly.
You have a lovely family, a job better than millions, a pleasant personality many people wish for and so on. But! You lament over less salary, petty fights with spouse or your dusky complexion. Think of those who are not gifted with these privileges. A family, a job or a charming persona.
Friends, BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE; the thought definitely has an essence.

๐ŸžEat Healthy, sleep sound

“You are what you eat”
Think before biting into that extra cheesy pizza. Each extra cup of coffee you’re gulping down may deplete you of good health. Red meat, alcohol, aerated drinks; reduce their intake and improve your health.
Health is the most precious possession, try not to lose it.

๐ŸžList your strengths and boost them

Take time out to talk to yourself. Find out where your strengths lie. Work on them. Remember, it’s good to be in a better form of yourself than to become a copy of someone else. Each person is different from another. Stop chasing others and build an image of yourself. Happiness will follow.

๐ŸžPractice Yoga and Meditation

Yoga and meditation are proven therapies to stay fit and healthy. By practising Yoga asanas, you build a protective castle around yourself. Your immunity and ability to tackle situations improve with these exercises and as a result, you are happy:)

๐ŸžMake others Happy

The problem with most of the people is that they focus on their own happiness. For them, happiness has a narrow meaning. If they don’t get what they want, they become sad. The narrow approach is the reason why most people feel unhappy, unsatisfied. Increase your happiness range. Be happy in the happiness of the people around you. Magic will happen:)

๐Ÿž Learn to laugh unconditionally

Laughter increases blood circulation, improves the immune system and decreases stress level. In our busy lives, we sometimes forget to laugh. A formal smile is all that we wear to make ‘others comfortable’. Learn to laugh unconditionally. Small children burst into laughter like angels. They don’t have worries to tackle, you may point out. I want to convey the same to all of you. Whatever be your worries, laugh like a pure child at least once a day and see the difference. The difference in your perception of life. The difference in your health. The difference in your presence:)

After all, It Is Happiness That Matters In The End.

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Fitting into Old Jeans

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Fitting into Old, Skinny Jeans

How does it feel like fitting into old skinny jeans? For me, it is the best feeling ever. Better than going to shop for new jeans with a new, bigger size. Better than receiving a gift of cool, trendy jeans. For me, it is Indeed a proud moment when old jeans adjust to my newly acquired body shape. Or, should I say the proud moment when my hard work starts showing the result in the form of “Fitting into old jeans”!

Fitting into old jeans is one of the most difficult tasks on the earth. I don’t have any idea about other planets though;)
Cut your favourite food without cheating, hit the gym and don’t skip, exercise and be regular in it…Gosh! There are so many conditions but the reward is worth it. You will fit into your old, skinny jeans. That means you’re in a better shape and saving some bucks to get more from your life. The incentives won’t stop here.
Health will definitely show improvement. Chances are that you’ll live a decade or two more by controlling your urge to binge and Fitting into Old, Skinny jeans๐Ÿ˜€

In the process, you may gain some good friends. Wait a minute. I don’t guarantee that you won’t lose friends. For the so-called friends who live to eat will have no interest in you. If you can afford to lose such bingers, go ahead and work out for Fitting into Old, Skinny Jeans!

Looking good is our ultimate intention. When it comes with an added benefit of good health, one should not object. We all know our bodies. We know how to get into better shapes. With this soft reminder about the advantages, I hope to see more people in their old jeans. Well, how about starting a trend #FittingIntoOldJeans;)

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