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Healthy Living Working-out equals staying healthy - Wrong!

You can’t eat whatever you want just because you workout or think are in great shape. You ought to pay attention to what goes into your body if you wish to remain wholly healthy.

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You can’t stay healthy by just eating right; by that same logic you can’t stay healthy by just working-out. Staying healthy has several aspects to it.

From one’s emotional well-being to staying physically fit, the food we eat contributes a great deal. You can’t eat whatever you want just because you workout or think are in great shape. You ought to pay attention to what goes into your body if you wish to remain wholly healthy.

To focus so much on one aspect of healthy living while neglecting the other aspects could very much end up making you unhealthy.

RELATED: Nutrition is a challenge to Ghanaians – Prof. Akosa

Good nutrition and staying physically fit go together in more ways than you may know. In fact, bad nutrition can affect the process or results of the physical workouts you engage in.

Good nutrition is measured based on the nutrients your body needs to function properly. To determine what kind of nutrition you need for your body’s upkeep, factors to consider include your environment, age and state of health. This usually differs from one person to another so it is important for you know which nutrients will best suit your lifestyle.

Working out is always a good idea but if you are not getting all the nutrition you need before you engage in intense physical activity, you may be causing more harm than good to your body.

Always remember that the benefits of good nutrition are vital having an effective workout regime.

Here are six other benefits of good nutrition:

1. A boost in vitality and energy levels

2. Strong bones and teeth

3. Increase of blood flow to your brain and protection of your brain cells

4. A lower risk of heart disease

5. A boost in your immune system.

6. A slowing down of the process of ageing

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