Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Taking nutritious diet is important at all ages. Whether you are in your puberty phase, or whether you are old, nutrition is always important. Without getting the nutrients it needs, your body cannot grow.
Staying Fit and Active
Staying physically active and fit helps keep your muscles strong and toned. It also helps regulate your body functions and ensures production of growth hormones required by your body.
Cutting Down on Saturated Fats
Saturated fats are those that are present in deep fried foods or junk foods. Consuming saturated fats produces free radicals in the body, which are highly reactive and can cause damage to the cells putting you at risk of premature aging.
Avoiding Alcohol and Smoking
Alcohol and smoking are two other factors that contribute to decreased rate of growth, or even inhibit the process completely. Alcohol changes the chemical composition of your blood, and can decrease the quality of blood supply. Smoking has adverse affects that can bring about unhealthy changes in your body.
Stress is another major contributor for inhibiting your growth. It releases hormones that can cause ill effects. Working on yourself to manage stress through sports, meditation, or yoga, can improve your health, and help your body heal and grow.
Getting Enough Sleep
Your body needs sleep as much as it needs exercise everyday to keep itself healthy. The hormones that are necessary for healing your body and for producing new cells are released during night when. So make sure you are getting enough sleep every night, around 6 to 8 hours.