27 December, 2008

Health Tip of the Day

Regular physical activity promotes health and improves the functioning of the digestive system, stimulates lymphatic flow which promotes elimination of toxins from the body and supports the immune system.

If you feel your energy dropping in the middle of the day, take a drink of filtered water, get up and go for a short walk or do some jumping jacks or other physical activity. This will re-energize you instead of reaching for caffeine or sugary snacks.

A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that low intensity exercise such as bicycling, walking, or swimming, can increase the speed at which the body utilizes excess fat. If you overindulge on high fat food during the holidays or while on vacation, make sure to keep doing your low intensity exercise. So, after that big dinner, go for a 15 to 30 minute walk instead of taking that nap.

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