Let’s start with young India…..school boards results are getting declared. On that not I realized we have never ever focused on our Fitness score. In school, PT exams are just for sake of including internal subject grades. I met few sports coaches in last couple of weeks, in discussion with them I realized, less than 10% students take interest in sports; few others may be in dance…..what about rest 80% students? Are they doing any form of exercise? Does parents are giving importance to physical fitness of their children? So this write up is dedicated to promote Balance Nutrition and Fitness from younger age.
Habits which develop at young age remain for lifetime Teenage denotes a phase of rapid change and growth. Between the ages of 13 and 17 most boys gain around 17kg. That is quite a growth spurt in just four years and a lot of food is required to achieve this growth.
Teenage boys are known for their enormous appetites than even teenage girls. An adequate nutrition with proper nutrients and a balanced fitness plan is extremely important. This will help to maintain a healthy weight and will help your teenage kid with their super active lifestyle.
Physical activity also affects a child’s academic achievement. It helps to improve concentration, memory, and classroom behavior.
But today children have become fussy about their food choices. Parents need to struggle for making fussy child to drink a glass of milk loaded with taste enhancers or blackmail them into eating another serving of rice or an added chapatti. Due to more exposure of cafes around and media exposure on ready to eat food, the normal diet of most of children today comprises of processed foods like biscuits, chocolates, carbonated drinks, noodles. Excess of refined foods and trans-fats in children’s diet harms their physical development at an early age. Children do
not get proper vitamins and important nutritional constituents.
So it’s an urgent need that along with academic coaching, children need health coaching to develop right habits. It’s not just a diet plan but to follow required process to help them start eating Indian cereal menu like Parotha, Idlis, Poha, Thepla, Puri Bhaji along with dairy, fish and poultry and 5 portions of fruits and vegetables every day. Planning a menu depending on their taste and daily routine with discussion between parents, children and nutrition coach can help
parents to understand what they can give best food in spite of both busy schedules.
Engaging into sports, joining gym or learning exercise to at home from fitness trainer can be started to Feel less stressed, Feel better about themselves, Feel more ready to learn in school, Keep a healthy weight, Build and keep healthy bones, muscles and joints, Sleep better at nightand mainly healthy transition into puberty.
If we consider college going and young professional, daily workouts replenished
their brain energy stores and also produced extra energy, particularly in the areas of the brain that have to do with thinking and memory. Studies say exercise can stimulate the production of new cells in the brain, especially when it’s faced with new “challenges” like new career opportunities, increased learning, and more physical activity. A combination of all of these
things can help then to keep the mind focused and ultimately boost work productivity and
academic success at this stage, as well as keep the immune system strong and stress reduced.
For many young men, nutrition isn't always a focus. There are many transitions going on at this point in life. Busy schedules and new environments can lead to unhealthful eating habits such as skipping meals or snacks, eating nothing but fast food, overeating, and drinking excessive amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages or alcohol. Along with inconsistent eating patterns,
young men may experience weight gain or a lack of energy.
Considering social responsibility, inability to express, hormonal makeup and unhealthy habit such as an addiction to smoking, Men are at increased risk of developing chronic physical
health problems—asthma, heart diseases, hypertension, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
Making healthful choices at young, active stage is important to create balance at their career, exercise, nutrition and social outings fronts in future.
They need to make adequate count of Protein and calcium to fuel developing muscles and
bones. Digestion issues are also commonly observed in working men for which consciously eating more fruits, salad and antioxidant supplements sooner is better. It’s also important to seek professional help ASAP to get rid of addiction if any. And most important, Men need to learn to express/manage negative emotions in better way because suppressed emotions can turn
into diseased condition.
So in short, Be the Health Hero for your family and society.