Health Nutrition And Fitness
Jun 29th, 2011 by Aldouspi

Health Nutrition And Fitness

Health, nutrition and fitness are the three interrelated areas that determine an individual's sense of happiness and well being.

 

Health

 

Health involves the physical, mental and spiritual levels of the individual.  A physically healthy person is one who can carry out normal daily physical activities and respond to emergencies with out undo fatigue or pain. The health part of health, nutrition and fitness is achieved through a balanced program of good nutrition, healthy physical activity, continuous education and mental activities, and social and spiritual activities.  Your choices of the food you eat and your physical activities affect both your short term and long term health (how you feel now and in the future).  You may be getting plenty to eat, but if it is not a proper balance of choices from all five of the basic food groups you may be adding fat to your body without generating the energy to burn the calories and energy to the cells to carry out their functions.  Healthy physical activity helps burn off any excess calories you consume, and keeps muscles and joints flexible and strong.  Your efforts of continued education (reading, attending seminars, as well as attending formal education classes), and spiritual activities (social activities, attending devotional services, meditation, etc) provides you with a sense of accomplishment and well being.

 

An important part of good health is being physically fit and maintaining proper body weight.  Maintaining good health requires following a nutritional diet, and exercising to build and maintain muscles, and to burn of any excess calories.

 

Nutrition

The nutritional health part of health, nutrition and fitness deals with the food we consume to maintain our health and provide energy to carry on our daily lives.  Nutrition is the process of nurturing or being nourished; the total of all the processes that a plant or animal uses to take in and process food substances to maintain a healthy life.

 

A healthy nutrition life style requires a balanced diet of food selected from the five basic food groups, fruits, vegetables, naturally calcium rich dairy products or calcium enriched products, whole grains, and protein (lean meat fish, peas and beans).  Other nutritional factors should also be considered.  Most fruits and vegetables are better if they are consumed raw because heating destroys some of the healthy nutrients.  Steaming and broiling food is better than boiling or frying foods.  Preparing fresh fruits and vegetables is better than processed or prepared foods.  The prepared foods generally contain more salt (sodium) than necessary and other flavor enhancing substances.  Some of these additives do not add any nutritional value to the food and may even be harmful to your health.

 

More nutritional factors to consider are the variety of the fruits and vegetables in our diet.  Nutritional data shows that dark green vegetables (romaine lettuce, kale, broccoli, etc.), and orange vegetables (carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and summer squash) provides more nutritional value than some of the less colorful vegetables.

 

Here are even more nutrition facts.  Some foods contribute to burning fat.  Green tea contributes to fat burning by increasing the body's metabolism and increasing energy level.  Foods high in protein are more difficult to digest so they require more calories in the digestive process.

 

Good nutrition practices may not be sufficient for some people they may require unique supplements such as CoEnzimeQ10 or others.

Physical Fitness

 

Physical fitness part of fitness, health and nutrition is the ability to carry out daily activities, enjoy leisure activities and have a healthy immune system to resist disease and infection.  Developing and maintaining good physical fitness requires a balance of good nutrition and varied physical exercise.

 

There are there elements to physical fitness: specific fitness the ability to perform daily functions related to work or recreation, general fitness the ability to enjoy leisure time and a sense of peace with the environment, preparedness the ability to over come or avoid emergencies.  There also three factors in achieving good physical fitness good nutrition, physical exercise and restful (sleep).  The nutrition maintains the health of the cells and provides the energy to perform the exercises.

 

Physical exercise may be used to accomplish work to earn a living, participate in athletic events, develop and maintain healthy cardiovascular system, or control body weight.

 

Physical fitness and how physical fitness is achieved varies depending on individual.  If a person is involved in an occupation that requires vigorous activity and has good nutrition possibly no other exercise is needed to maintain a fit body.  However, even people who are who work hard at their occupation may need additional cardiovascular exercise to keep their heart and blood vessels in optimum condition.

 

People whose profession does not require vigorous physical exercise special effort is required to achieve and maintain physical fitness.  A good nutritional diet is the obvious starting point.  Some easy things are use stairs rather than elevators, park a little farther from the office or store entrance, throw away the television remote, change channels the old fashion way, and walk to near by offices or neighbors rather than using the telephone.

 

These efforts will help, but more vigorous physical exercise is needed for good physical fitness.  For cardiovascular health a routine of physical exercise over a period a minimum of 20 minutes three times per week is required. The best and generally most convenient cardiovascular exercise is walking.  Another good cardiovascular exercise is swimming.  Swimming will also help in building and toning muscles.

 

The other factor in developing and maintaining physical fitness is strength exercise to build and tone muscle and to burn fat.  Strength exercises are good for weight management because they stimulate muscle growth even after the exercise has been completed. This means that the body continues to burn fat for an extended period of time.

 

 

Mental Health

Mental health, as it applies to health nutrition and fitness, is the way we think, how we feel and how we act as we interact with our surroundings.  Our mental health contributes to our relations with other people, how we make decision, make choices and how we cope with stress.  People with good mental health are able to control their emotions, feelings and behavior.   Keeping the mind active through reading, playing games, and an active social life contributes to good mental health.

 

Spiritual Health

Spirituality can be defined as sensitivity or attachment to religion, or as a state condition of being spiritual.  Some people ignore or overlook the importance of spirituality in relation to health nutrition and fitness, because they relate spirituality only to religion.  Through out history man has struggled with the concept of spirituality.  Basically spirituality is the struggle to become the most perfect person or individual.  The path to achieve this goal may be through seeking external help through religion of some form, or internal through meditation and study of both present and past human interactions.

 

The above is based on personal study, experiences and observations through out my life.

James E. Smith

Jim is a retired electronics engineer.  He has been interested in health, nutrition and fitness for over 30 years.  See his website:  http://www.jemssolution.com

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Exercise and Sports Nutrition: Consumer Trends and Product Opportunities – Market Research Report
Jun 7th, 2011 by Aldouspi

Exercise and Sports Nutrition: Consumer Trends and Product Opportunities - Market Research Report

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Exercise and Sports Nutrition: Consumer Trends and Product Opportunities

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Introduction

The sports nutrition market is benefitting from a rising global awareness of the importance of exercise, which has fostered distinct consumer segments. This report utilises data from Global Consumer Insight survey to identify the drivers of sports nutrition consumption and the key factors that will impact this market going forward

Features and benefits

* Identify the size and unique characteristics of specific sports nutrition consumer segments and how these segments are set to evolve in the future
* Evaluate the potential impact on consumer demand of marketing and product development through utilizing product, consumer and market insight
* Identify and capitalise on the main consumer trends that the report identifies as driving rising demand for sports nutrition products
* Gain a more relevant and strategic insight into the sports nutrition market from a dedicated focus on sports nutrition products
* Gain a detailed insight into key health and exercise trends from extensive annual global consumer survey

Highlights

28% of consumers overall among the 20 countries that Datamonitor surveys are potential lifestyle users of sports nutrition products. The small proportion of total market spend that lifestyle consumers do account for is primarily directed towards nutritional bars and carbohydrate ready to drinks - these purchases are typically spur of the moment.
Sports energy drinks brands have responded to the different needs of consumers across the spectrum. In addition to their ongoing popularity among the core performance users and regularly active segments, they have permeated the occasionally active and lifestyle users segments – impacting both the health drinks and soft drinks categories.
In addition to generally higher exercise rates, a greater appreciation of health concerns is driving a rising propensity among consumers to purchase food and beverages that can help them towards achieve their health and fitness goals. Functional foods - including those residing within the sports nutrition category - are benefitting from this trend.

Your key questions answered

* How can demand for sports nutrition products be fostered among separate, distinct consumer segments?
* What are the key trends driving consumers' propensity to purchase sports nutrition products?
* Should niche sports nutrition brands actively seek to broaden their appeal among non-core segments?
* How can sports nutrition brands effectively utilise marketing to emphasize product efficacy and maintain authenticity?

Table of Contents :
OVERVIEW
Catalyst
Summary
THE FUTURE DECODED
Introduction: the sports nutrition category is benefitting from a widening appeal among consumers
Sports nutrition products continue to find resonance beyond traditional core users
However, there remain a number of barriers to more widespread appeal for sports nutrition products
Distinct consumer segments are emerging in the sports nutrition market
""Sports nutrition"" definition
Trend: health concerns are rising among consumers
A rising health attentiveness is developing among consumers across the globe and throughout demographics
Rising health attentiveness is inevitably reflected in attitudes towards physical appearance
Consumers that are highly attentive towards physical fitness represent a significant minority
Rising health attentiveness is being driven by rising global obesity
Consumers are also becoming aware of the positive advantages of optimizing physical appearance
Key take-outs and implications: rising health attentiveness is serving to create a large potential pool of consumers that are willing to pro-actively improve their health and fitness
Trend: exercise participation has risen off the back of rising health consciousness
There has been a gradual increase in the amount of exercise being undertaken
Key take-outs and implications: exercise rates are rising, although there remains a clear disconnect between its perceived importance and the attainment of health goals
Trend: consumers sports nutrition buying habits are being driven by rising health attentiveness
Consumers are tailoring their buying habits in response to physical appearance and fitness goals
The appeal of sports nutrition products has been broadening, with unique consumer segments emerging
Sports nutrition manufacturers have also been successful in broadening the use of their products
Key take-outs and implications: the emergence and future evolution of unique consumer segments offers significant potential to the industry

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