Unhealthy Motivation to be Healthy

We all want a healthy body. Who doesn’t? With obesity becoming a serious problem, having a healthy body should be everybody’s goal. However, in this fast-paced world we live in, many would say that they don’t have time to prepare healthy meals or even exercise. An unhealthy food intake plus lack of exercise lead to countless physical and mental ailments, that will usually affect your mind, body and soul in a negative way and could even be fatal if left unnoticed. Because of that “lack of time” scenario, people tend to gravitate towards alternatives that promise, “quick and easy” ways to have a healthy body.
Eating fads in social media like “juicing”, “cleansing” and “dairy-free” diets may deprive your body of important nutrients it needs. The National Osteoporosis Society of UK said that “cutting out dairy can be healthy, if enough calcium is consumed from other sources, such as nuts, seeds and fish.”
People, especially young women, are of higher risk, if they go for dairy-free diets with no other sources of calcium. After the age of 50, half of all women and one in five men develop osteoporosis, a condition that makes bones fragile. A simple fall or bump can result in bone fractures when we have this condition.
“When it comes to healthy eating, it’s about balance, not fear.”, says New Jersey-based dietitian Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, author of Belly Fat Diet For Dummies. “If you start eliminating whole food groups or decide one particular nutrient or food is ‘bad’ or ‘dangerous,’ it can be a sign that your good intentions to improve health are taking a negative turn and headed on a path to disordered eating.”
Talk to a doctor. Don’t just try things seen on social media. A doctor would be able to give us the appropriate medical advice about our health.
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