As the body needs regular exercise and a balanced diet, it takes time and commitment to stay healthy. While it seems that you need to overhaul your lifestyle in order to be healthy, there are small changes you can make to overcome these challenges.
If exercise isn't currently a part of your life, try tweaks like walking to work instead of riding a vehicle or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Ten minutes of push-ups, squats and lunges a day can also help. What's important is that you stay on track and do it on a daily basis.
And instead of skipping meals then binge on snacks later on, eat five small meals divided throughout the day. Eat more fruits and vegetables or swap out processed white bread and pasta for the whole wheat variety to increase your fiber intake.
As recommended by the Philippine Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Filipino adults are recommended to consume 20 to 25 grams of dietary fiber daily. If you find it difficult to include fiber-rich food in your daily diet, you can consider taking dietary fiber supplements like Metamucil, made with 100% natural psyllium fiber, to help you meet your fiber goals.
Psyllium is a great source of fiber from the husk of the seeds of the plant Plantago Ovata, providing four health benefits: helps promote digestive health, helps lower cholesterol to promote heart health, helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of a healthy diet, and helps you feel less hungry between meals.
Metamucil comes in two flavors Orange Smooth and Wild Berry. To enjoy Metamucil, simply add 5.8 grams of Metamucil (approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons) to at least 250 ml of liquid. Stir briskly and drink promptly.
Experts recommend that those taking Metamucil drink the needed 8 or more glasses of water daily. Unless prescribed by a health care professional, Metamucil is not advisable for children.