Thursday, February 6, 2020

How to be healthy in the era of social media

“Unless you’re doing physical activity while you’re online, it’s not healthy to stay in-active for long periods of time. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), insufficient physical activity is one of the leading risk factors for death worldwide. It increases the chances of serious diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. Not all of us may afford a gym membership, but that doesn’t excuse us from not being physically active on our own. Take up some physical activity that you love. That way, you won’t see it as a chore, so you can do it regularly. Find a class or program that you can attend together. It also helps to set a goal for yourself. This way, you’ll stay motivated. For example, some people believe that they only need protein and cut out carbs from their diet. This is not true. When it comes to keeping healthy, just always remember balance, as the body needs a complex blend of nutrients to remain healthy. Indeed, Herbalife Nutrition Philosophy recommends that you get about 40% of your calories in the form of beneficial carbohydrates – whole grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits; along with 30% from proteins, and no more than 30% from fats. Balance the calories that you take in and what you burn, and your weight would remain stable. Also, try to look up helpful tips on how to remain fit from reliable organizations. Look at the celebrity or influencer you admire as an inspiration, but don’t stress yourself into achieving what he or she has. The important thing is to remain active and healthy.” ~Dr. Dana Ryan, the director for Sports Performance and Education of Herbalife Nutrition

Love it or hate it, we now live in the era of the digital age, social media platforms have become part of everyone's life lately, most people nowadays use social media and check their downloaded apps at least daily. I am also one of those guilty people who do it, but we need to better understand the positive and negative health implications of social media use. 

According to the WHO, more than 80% of the world’s adolescent population is “insufficiently physically active” with 1 in 4 adults “not active enough.” 

Walking to work, setting reminders to stand up every 30 minutes, standing during breaks, getting up during TV commercials, and using the stairs instead of taking the elevator are also some of the ways one can have physical activity in a day.

A member of the Herbalife Nutrition Scientific Leadership, which is comprised of leading experts from around the world in nutrition, science, and health, Dr. Ryan likewise advised against cutting certain macronutrients from one’s diet.

At the same time, Dr. Ryan pointed out the importance of balancing what you eat and what you burn. Dr. Ryan added that staying online is not bad in itself; it’s just that people should remember to be active at times, rather than becoming too absorbed in the online world that they don't move for hours.

About Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.
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