Nutrition is the practice of providing our bodies with food in order to thrive and remain healthy. It entails numerous events such as ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, assimilation and excretion of food for growth and health purposes. Nutrition also refers to studying nutrients – substances found in food such as amino acids, carbohydrates, fats and proteins which provide energy as well as the building blocks needed to create and repair tissues within our bodies.
Food and nutrition is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses aspects from biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics engineering agriculture public health sociology psychology medicine pharmacology. Furthermore it includes concepts from anthropology genetics physiology.
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Food provides your body and brain with energy they need to function optimally. Eating healthily means choosing foods from each food group in order to provide yourself with enough essential vitamins and minerals.
An diet low in saturated fat, trans fat and added sugars may lower your risk for heart disease. Opt for lean meats, skinless poultry, fish, plant sources of fat like avocados and olive oil as part of an overall heart healthy eating plan.
Protein is an integral component of life. It assists with enzyme and hormone production and supports muscle, bone and connective tissue development. For maximum nutrition and efficiency, whole food sources of protein such as nuts, seeds, beans and peas should be prioritized while some from processed food like deli meats and noodles is also necessary for overall wellbeing.
Physical activity refers to any bodily movement requiring energy expenditure (contraction of skeletal muscles) and can generally be divided into categories that range from sedentary behavior, light activity, moderate activity and vigorous activity. Activities including playing, working, active transportation, household chores and recreational activity fall under this definition, while exercise is defined as structured physical activity with an aim of improving specific components of fitness.
There is currently an opportunity to push for a broader definition of physical activity which would serve as an invaluable resource for academic disciplines that study it, government departments that make policy on it, teachers in both physical education and health educational settings, as well as academic researchers. A wider definition would also enable acknowledging of inherent qualities inherent to physical activity thereby opening up possibilities for new ways of evaluating, teaching, researching and making policy around physical activity.
Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the key elements to good health, and can be accomplished through proper nutrition and physical activity. You may require help from professionals such as dieticians, fitness trainers or health coaches in order to create a balanced diet and ensure regular physical activity.
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