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Healthy Living

5 Lessons Intermediate

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The actual definition of Healthy Living is the steps, actions, and strategies one puts in place to achieve optimum health. Healthy Living is about taking responsibility and making smart health choices for today and for the future.

You spend most of your time out on the road and at the mercy of motorway restaurants, fast food outlets, and lay-by burger vans to feed you.  On many occasions, eating out of boredom waiting for your vehicle to be loaded or tipped at the loading bay offers very little healthy options via vending machines, only offering sugary drinks and snacks within the drivers waiting area. 

If you are truly spending a lot of time in your vehicle during the day, then chances are you're not going to be as physically active that day and this also means if you aren't burning up lots of calories doing what you normally do, you may need to take in fewer fuel calories as well.  Prevent the tedium routine and keep yourself entertained with other non-caloric options during this period.

 

Is it possible to stick to your diet -- or at least avoid gaining weight?

Fast food is easy and convenient and sometimes it can even be rather tasty.  They may be tasty, but so-called ultra-processed foods are not what the doctor ordered. Yet, these foods — which are high in salt, sugar and other additives — are an increasingly large part of people's diets.  However, it is junk for your body and has no place in a healthy lifestyle. 

High sodium and hormone-rich processed meats loaded with nitrates, trans-fat rubbish that can easily develop into an addiction. It may sound like a conspiracy theory, but the science indicates that a person’s brain can become addicted to the sugar, sodium, and trans-fat content in fast food.

Britain has the highest rates of obesity in Western Europe, with rates rising even faster than those in the United States.

Studies have found that obesity causes 13 types of cancer and appears to also make some types of disease more aggressive.

Getting enough sleep is not only helpful in combatting stress and fatigue, but it is also essential to maintaining a proper weight and the ability to focus and concentrate to prevent roadside hazards and accidents. Without enough sleep, your body simply does not work right.

“Get toned in the gym;

Lose weight in the kitchen”.

 

The following lessons will guide you in the choice of food options available, no one size fits all and it dependable on a few criteria.

Mindset: do not consider this to be a diet, it is a long-term change that will keep your health and prevent future illness and disability that could shorten your professional driving career.

Small changes could make a big difference.

One step at a time.

Paying attention to the food you are eating and making the most out of it- it helps us connect the simple act of eating to our emotions, thoughts and body cues.

Learn about the various nutrition options available and take control of your weight and health.

Within the Health & Nutrition course, understand the concept of high carbohydrates and low carbohydrates dietary options.

There are many dietary combinations and fads, learn the science behind each one and decide which one is the best long-term option to suit your work schedule and palate.

Nutrition is the study of food, how the body uses nutrients in each meal, and the overall relationship between diet, health, and disease.

A nutrient is a source of food, a component of nourishment, for instance, protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, mineral, fibre, and water.

Similarly, nutrition involves identifying how certain diseases and conditions may be caused by dietary factors, such as poor diet (malnutrition), food allergies, and food intolerances and excessive high-density food (calories) intake (obesity).

Therefore, nutrition focuses on how diseases, conditions, and how problems can be prevented or reduced with a healthy meal.

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