Burning the calories of that coke

Published: 05th December 2012 11:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2012 11:31 AM   |  A+A-


I am not about to advise you, as adults do, to eat healthy, ditch that coca-cola, and try to avoid the chocolate. Because I know how it is when our hands uncontrollably reach for another piece of junk food.

Also, for the youth this is the time when we can eat whatever we want without worrying about other health problems, right?

Yes, but all of us, thin or fat, young or old, need to stay fit. It is all right to eat everything we want to, as long as we make sure we burn those extra calories.

I have weight-conscious friends who skip breakfast, and end up overeating in the afternoon because they are absolutely starved. Instead of losing weight they just put on a few extra pounds.

Some people think that starving themselves, or forcing themselves to puke will make them slender beauties. For the record, it will lead to graver health crises and a weak, unable body.

 The right way to make sure we can take in all the yummy edibles and at the same time stay in fine fettle is to exercise. Exercise isn’t so excruciating actually, though that is the common assumption. Yes, there are more important things for many of us to do like updating our Facebook status, or studying.  We already have a hundred stress sources to put up with, why add exercise?

One reason is that exercise is an excellent stress-buster.  Since it calls for focus, determination and physical labour, it helps ease your tension and gives you time to think about your day. It helps you unwind, improves your body tone and enhances your looks. Moreover, studies have shown that exercise improves focus levels so we can become better achievers in other spheres as well. And you don’t need to dedicate a thousand hours to it. Just half an hour of exercise — running, playing, skipping or swimming, whatever you like best — three times a week can make all the difference.

Plus, you can dig into that tempting cake now without guilt because you know you are not harassing your body. Of course, this doesn’t mean we can survive on pies and coke because we exercise!

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