Consistent exercise and proper nutrition play a vital role in your ability to maintain your overall health and quality of life.
A balanced diet includes eating the right amount of calories and nutrients to maintain a healthy weight. Your body needs quality fuel and proper maintenance to function optimally; nutrition and exercise help meet these requirements.
Physical activity is any body movement that works your muscles and requires more energy than resting. People of all shapes and sizes and abilities can benefit from being physically active. Some physical activity is better than none and the more you do the more benefits you gain.
Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Nutrition plays a major part in physical activity because it influences how you perform. If you do not have the adequate nutrition you cannot perform as well if you adequately fuel.
Eating healthy and being active have similar effects on our health. These include:
- Reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and some cancers and associated disabilities
- Prevent weight gain and/or promote weight loss
- Improve overall well-being
Being active can also improve your personal appearance, encourage fun with family and friends, maintain the ability to live independently, and enhance fitness for sports.
In the Wellbeing project, we aim to reach all this benefits by tracking the physical activity and making meal recommendations based on the tracked activity