Physical fitness is the state of health and fit, and the ability to perform all aspects in our day to day life. Physical fitness is achieved through proper nutrition and with regular exercise. Before fitness is considered as capacity to do day to day activities but in later periods with the automation and changes in lifestyle fitness is considered as ability to function effectively and efficiently, to be healthy, and to meet emergency situation. Physical fitness is achieved only through food and heavy exercise. ‘Rich froning’ has won four times as “fittest man on the earth”.
Mental fitness is also as important as physical fitness, it is the one which is based on brain functioning. Mental fitness is a level of psychological well being or the person without mental illness, simply the person who handles at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment then it is considered as good mental health.
When you considered as physically unfit, it will externally visible and this visible signs includes
- Mood swings
- Weak muscles
- High blood pressures
- Heart diseases
- Poor sleeping
In earlier stages you can make your body to look and feel better by exercising for 30 minutes at least 5 days in a week and having proper diet is enough. But to stay fit proper workouts and nutrition food should be taken. Nowadays the common problem among people is obesity.
What is obesity? Obesity is a form of overloaded fat has built up to the extent that it may have an unfavourable effect on health. Usually obesity is calculated with BMI (body mass index) the body with >30 BMI then it is considered as obesity. Obesity leads to high risks, you can reduce obesity by doing exercise and diet plans.
Now let’s have look on south beach diet to reduce obesity.
South beach diet
South beach diet is the popular diet plan among weight loss diet created by the cardiologist Arthur agataston. South beach diet is the diet plan for fast and healthy weight loss and also it is commercial weight loss plan.
South beach diet plan and phases
There are three phases in south beach diet for weight loss,
It should start from day1 to day 14
In this phase is considered as strict phase, as it limits fruit, grains and other carbohydrate foods, consume three meals per day with lean protein, non starchy vegetables, small amount of healthy fat.
During this you can reduce upto 8-13 pounds (3.5 to 6kg) of body weight.
In this phase begins from day 15 and it should continuous till you achieve your goal weight. During this phase you can expect upto 1-2 pounds o0n average. In this phase you are allowed limited portions of fruits and good carbs like whole grains.
It is a maintenance phase you continue to follow the principles learnt in previous phases. You can eat all type of foods in moderation and follow all these process to stay fit and lead a healthy life.