Keeping Your Body Healthy With Food & Exercise
Everybody needs good nutrition to live a healthy life. Good nutrition means that you are getting the quality and variety of foods you need.
Choosing fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats (pork, chicken or turkey) and whole grains (whole wheat bread, brown rice, quinoa or oatmeal). It is also very important to stay away from less healthy foods – coconut oil, palm oil, fatty meats, white flour, alcohol and fried foods.
Small changes can make a big difference. Substituting healthy oil, such as olive or canola oil for higher saturated fats like palm or coconut oil would be beneficial. Choosing 2% or 1% milk instead of whole milk is another simple change.
Your liver is one of the hardest working organs in your body. It works around the clock to make sure that your body is getting all its nutrients while trying to keep out all the bad things you eat, drink and breathe every day. When someone has chronic hepatitis or liver disease, it plays an even more important role.
In addition to healthy eating, exercise is essential for good health. Some common health concerns associated with chronic hepatitis are fatigue and depression. Participating in regular, moderate exercise may improve these concerns. Never begin an exercise program without discussing it with your doctor first.
Research has shown that even a small amount of regular exercise, 20 minutes a day, is a benefit for both mind and body. A 20-minute walk can burn 90 – 110 calories. Exercise and good nutrition are a healthy combination!