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Focusing on a Healthy Body Rather than a Fashionable Body

Focusing on a Healthy Body Rather than a Fashionable Body

People have been concerned about their bodies for years. Think of all of the times that you’ve heard someone fret about their weight, their body shape, their height, their muscle mass, their fat distribution, their skin tone or endless other supposed “problems” with their appearance. This isn’t all too surprising. There are numerous industries out there that rely on people’s lack of self-confidence and self-acceptance to thrive: the beauty industry, the fashion industry, the plastic surgery industry… the list goes on. Sure, we may all have areas of ourselves that we want to improve on. But rather than focusing on achieving impossible beauty standards set out by the media, how about we focus on our health, fitness, and wellbeing instead? Sure, you can go to a surgeon and go under the knife to achieve a certain look. But it’s not going to help you live a healthier and more fulfilled life. It’s time that we start focusing on having a healthy body rather than a fashionable body. Some of the most common body concerns tend to revolve around fat and weight. So, for now, let’s focus on cellulite and extremes of weight.

 

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Cellulite

 

Cellulite tends to be a problem that people focus on with appearance in mind. These small dimples are often criticised as unattractive. However, you should be less focused on the aesthetics of cellulite and more concerned with its causes. Myths make out that cellulite is the result of toxins or being overweight. But there is no evidence to support this. In fact, it’s not necessarily indicative of an unhealthy body. It’s more to do with fat distribution and how your fat is stored. So stop worrying! Learn more about everything to do with this condition at Cellulite.com.

 

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Being Underweight or Obese

 

We all have different body shapes. We distribute our fat in different ways and have different figures. Some of us will naturally be very slim. Some of us will happen to be a little larger. However, extremes of weight on either end of the scale are to be avoided. If you are underweight or obese, it’s important to know that you are opening yourself up to a whole host of health problems that could easily be avoided nine times out of ten. Being underweight could result in malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, anemia, osteoporosis, decreased immune functioning, increased risk of complication during surgeries, fertility issues, or growth and development issues. Obesity can come hand in hand with increased blood pressure, type two diabetes, heart disease, strokes, sleep apnoea, fatty liver disease, and kidney disease. All of this things should be actively avoided. If you fear that you’re underweight or obese, visit your health professional or dietician and ask for a check-up. They will be able to assess your BMI and give you a plan for a healthy balanced diet and exercise regime that will help you to fall into the parameters of a healthier weight.

 

These are just two areas of our bodies that we tend to focus a lot of our attention on. If you have any further concerns to do with your body or how it looks, make sure to do plenty of research. In some cases, you may be worrying needlessly. In others, you may have a few changes to make to ensure that your body functions to the best of its ability.

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Everything You Need To Know About Calcium

Everything You Need To Know About Calcium

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For most of us, taking daily vitamin and mineral supplements is part of a healthy lifestyle. There are even some people who need to do this rather than chose to as they might be suffering from a deficiency.

One of the most popular supplements is calcium. This healthy mineral is found in high levels in our bones and teeth, and, therefore, many people think it is critical for helping us keep these body parts in top health. And that is totally true, but there is also so much more you need to know about this mineral. Read on for my ultimate guide to calcium!

What Else Is Calcium Good For?

I’ve already mentioned that calcium is necessary for bone and teeth health. But that isn’t where its benefits end. It can help the body prevent bone diseases like osteoporosis, but it has also been linked to easing the menopause for middle-aged women. It can also help the body to absorb some other important vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin D.

Are There Any Side Effects?

As with most medication, supplements can come with side effects. Thankfully, the side effects that people experience after taking daily supplements aren’t often as bad as those that come with stronger medicines. Thankfully, common calcium side effects are quite easy to overcome. Some people feel nauseous after taking their supplement, but this will soon pass. If you experience bloating or constipation, then there are medicines that can soothe these. However, if you experience strong side effects after taking calcium, you should see your doctor about them as soon as possible.

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What Are The Best Natural Sources Of Calcium?

Ask anyone what the best source of calcium is, and they will tell you dairy products. But that isn’t the only place you can get it from. In fact, you might be better off trying to get most of your calcium from leafy greens, seeds, and beans. Compared to dairy products, these greens often have much higher levels of the mineral. There are lots of other sources too, including figs, hazelnuts, and tofu.

Should You Take A Supplement?

As there are many different sources of calcium that are easy to incorporate into our diets, some people think that they will get enough of the mineral without needing to rely on supplements. But that isn’t always the case. It is incredibly important that young adults under the age of 25 get their full recommended daily allowance as their bones are still growing. So, taking a supplement can help alongside a healthy diet. Elderly people who are at risk of osteoporosis will also be much better off when they take a regular supplement. However, as with any supplement, it is a good idea to double check with your doctor before you start to take one.

Hopefully, this quick guide has really helped to improve your overall knowledge of calcium. We all need it, so it really is worth trying to source plenty in your diet. Don’t worry if you have trouble doing that – there are plenty of great supplements out there.

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