Diets And Exercise How To Incorporate Exercise And A Healthy Diet In Your Lifestyle

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By Daniel Clay

When combined, a healthy diet and regular exercise can go a long way in helping you to avoid becoming overweight, and as such, it can help you to minimize the risk of heart failure, stroke, and even diabetes. Even though this is common knowledge nowadays, many people find it almost impossible to give up their sedentary lifestyles, and because of this, approximately 300,000 Americans die each year from diseases related to unhealthy diets and lack of physical exercise.

Surprisingly enough, it’s actually quite easy to incorporate a healthy diet and regular exercise into your daily routine so that you can remain in good health. The following tips can certainly help you to achieve that goal:

1) Start off slowly

Essentially, this applies to exercise and diet in that just as you should increase your level of exercise gradually, so to should you start making gradual changes to your diet, rather than cutting back significantly right from the beginning. Bear in mind that your current eating habits have been in place for ages and it will take time for you to change them.

2) Water

Even though the vast majority of people are aware of the fact that it is necessary to drink a sufficient amount of water each day, not everybody realizes just how essential this is in terms of helping to regulate metabolism. Ideally one should drink between eight and ten glasses of water each day. On the other hand, don’t be tempted into thinking that more is better because excessive amounts of water can in fact end up flushing much needed nutrients out of the body.

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3) Initial changes

Rather than begin with a vigorous exercise routine, you should instead start off by making gradual changes to your daily routine. For example, you could begin by using the stairs rather than the elevator whenever possible. Likewise, instead of driving down the road to the caf, you could take a brisk walk instead. Of course, it certainly wouldn’t do you any harm if you included a short jog before and after work.

4) Changing your diet

This of course is something you should do by reducing the size of your meals gradually, while at the same time beginning to eat five meals per day rather than three. Contrary to what you may believe, this will not result in you putting on weight, but instead, it will simply help to ensure that you remain full all day, and this in turn means that you’ll be less tempted to eat snacks. Furthermore, eating five small meals rather than three large meals also helps to optimize your body’s metabolism.

5) Increasing exercise levels

Once you’ve become accustomed to doing some light exercise each day you should then begin incorporating 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise into your daily routine. If for some reason you find that you cannot sacrifice 30 minutes at any one time of the day, then you can of course split this into shorter sessions. For example, you could do three sessions each day with each session lasting ten minutes. If possible, try to include a little bit of a variety in order to prevent your sessions from becoming monotonous. If you go jogging for example, you could consider doing so with your pet or you could invite a friend along for company. Above all, you need to realize that in order to achieve weight loss, there are many options available to you over and above joining a boot camp.

6) Introducing healthy foods

Now is also a good time for you to start introducing foods which you know are healthy, while at the same time cutting back on those things which are unhealthy, such as caffeine, sugar, alcohol, foods which contain a lot of saturated fat, and excessive salt. Rather than having these, you can rather focus on fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meat, cereals, and low fat dairy products.

7) Weight training

In addition to the diet and exercise changes you’ve already made, you should also begin including a certain amount of weight training. Even though this may not sound appealing to you, you need to realize that increased muscle mass means more efficient weight loss and this of course means you’ll have less to worry about in terms of many chronic diseases. Additionally, you need only do one or two sessions each week, so all things considered, some weight training can be extremely beneficial

Nobody is saying that it is always easy to make these changes to your lifestyle, because we all know that temptation awaits around every corner, but if you do become a victim of temptation, rather than despair, simply start again.

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Shower Enclosures Buying Guide

Submitted by: Claire Burton

This article will explain the benefits and the features of a shower enclosure and a steam shower enclosure, giving you more information to help with your buying decision.

Steam Shower Enclosures

In today’s market place the selection of bathroom products has never been more abundant. There is a vast range of different kinds on the market and also a smaller range of the lesser known steam shower enclosures. Many people ask what a steam shower enclosure is, as they have never seen one before. They act as a steam room and a shower; they also have many other added features which will be mentioned soon.

Having a steam shower enclosure in your house may sound like a desirable thing, and rightly so! These little gems can be likened to a spa retreat in your very own house! If you have a steam shower enclosure in your bathroom there is no need to pay 40 for a spa day, no need to travel, all you need to do is walk into your very own bathroom! It’s this luxury convenience, the saleability they add to the house and the vast health benefits that are making steam shower enclosures more and more popular amongst homeowners and apartment owners alike. They often have a radio, foot massager, overhead light, overhead shower, handheld shower, steam function and body jets. Others have the ability to connect your CD or MP3 player and have ozone to sterilize the shower enclosure after use. Maybe the only thing a steam shower enclosure can’t do is clean your dishes, however reflecting on it, they would do a pretty good job at that too!

Benefits of a steam shower enclosure:

1. Add saleability to your house

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2. Good for your health

3. A great retreat from the hustle and bustle of life

4. Packed with nifty features

5. Often has a seat

A new steam shower enclosure can easily replace an existing bathtub or shower enclosure in your bathroom. Replacing your bath with a steam shower enclosure will make your bathroom feel a lot more spacious and inviting. If you still want a shower and a bath, this is a very viable option. Di Vapor provides steam showers which also have bathtubs on them. Therefore you can enjoy the opulence of a whirlpool bath, overhead shower, handheld shower and a steam room all in one unit. These fantastic steam shower enclosures with whirlpool baths are very reasonably priced, designed to go into an ordinary bathroom, turning if from ordinary into extraordinary.

Shower Enclosures

On the other hand is the standard shower enclosure. Standard shower enclosures aren’t as lavish as the steam kinds however their simplicity is desirable. They have a very clean uncluttered minimalist look which is important to some people. They are also cheaper than a steam shower enclosure which is also a buying decision for some people. Shower and steam shower enclosures are available in many different shapes and sizes; therefore you should have a problem finding one which suits your needs, whichever way you go.

Benefits of a shower enclosure

1. Low cost

2. Simple and clean

When making your buying decision you need to weigh up all the benefits a steam shower enclosure would give you as opposed to those of a shower enclosure.


You can’t go wrong whether you choose a shower or a steam shower enclosure. If you have the money, a steam shower would be a fantastic choice: It will definitely add that special something to your home and enhance your bathing experience.

About the Author: David Daniel is an expert in the areas of luxury bathroom equipment, steam shower units, shower enclosures and bathroom improvement. For more information on shower enclosure quadrants or steam showers, visit

Di Vapor is not responsible for the opinions, views or advice represented in the articles found on this site. You are advised to seek medical advice before adhering to such information. Copyright November 2007 Di Vapor.


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