Life Style

Balance the food you eat with physical activity. Excess calories without physical activity would lead to weight gain.

  • Choose a diet with adequate amount of whole grain cereals, vegetables, and fruits.
  • Choose a diet that is low in saturated fat and has more emphasis on unsaturated fats like olive oil, canola oil, mustard oil.
  • Take salt in moderation. Avoid table salt in salad and raitas.
  • If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation
  • Have at least 8-10 glasses of water in a day. Keep a bottle of water at your work desk in office and keep on having a sip or two once in a while.
  • To make it easier to manage your health, make short term weekly goals in your eating behaviour and physical activity like don’t drink colas for a day\week, or quit smoking for a day\week.
  • Have small and frequent meals. It would keep you full and would prevent chances of overindulgence.
  • Get yourself screened annually for Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol levels, especially if you are over 30 years of age and\or have family history of Type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or hypertension.
  • Dont just start exercising with frenzied zeal. Have clear goals that gradually improve your strength and endurance.
  • Exercising on your own requires huge self-discipline. Make it easier for yourself by finding a friend or neighbour to exercise with.
  • If you have any condition like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis or knee pain then it is advisable to consult your physician first before taking up any exercise regime.
  • Sit down and make a realistic plan
  • Use a diary to record the details
  • Plan to review your progress after a regular period for example one month.