Healthline writes about this topic as its one of importance. Here we are getting fatter and fatter by the year. Obesity and weight issues carries a risk for bad metabolic health.
With more of us staying at home due to the Covid our metabolic health may have declined.
What is metabolic health?
There is a strict definition of metabolic health and that is how your cells function.
Metabolism would have something to do with how you use your energy within a day. Every single process in your body needs energy to function. Without that we cannot function.
What are the risks of having bad metabolic health?
You can risk having all sorts of various diseases like diabetes, pulmonary disease, cardiovascular diseases
How to have good metabolic health
There isn’t a quick fix to getting your metabolic health right. It will take some time and here is how
- Exercise- make sure that you get 150 mins of vigorous activity a week and two strength sessions each week.
- Keeping a healthy weight- that means that your BMI should be somewhere between 19-24.
- Getting your physical exam each year- that is going to see your doctor for a checkup
- Sleeping well- we should make sure that we get about 7-8 hours of sleep a night. It should be uninterrupted.
- Eat more vegetables each week if you can- choose vegetarian foods when you go out can be much healthier for you
- Limit processed foods and instead eat all natural foods.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day. We should aim for about 3-4L of water a day
- Make sure that you are eating enough protein each day for lean muscle mass. You should include fish about 2-3 times a week for heart health
” Only when your system is healthy you would have good metabolic health” GoKaleo (2013)