Exercise and Fitness Regimen For Men: Healthy Food

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Keeping up with the exercise regimen is tough for one main reason. Your body does not have the energy to keep on exercising, and this is main reason for eating healthy food. Men need more food intake compared to women. Some people prefer aphrodisiac food since they boost the sperm count and thereby give extra vigour.

Breaking sweat with fastest and toughest

Fitness is not easy, many do not attempt this exercise and training schedule because it is tough to maintain. Athletes and those training for a sports meet however have a different target to meet. To meet their fitness target, their bodies need more stamina and more nutrition. Here we see how to meet those nutrition needs like supply of potassium and phosphorus and why some foods like fruits are better than others.

Know your food

Food consists of proteins, carbohydrates, fats along with essential minerals and vitamins. Normal food sources do not have all of these. When one is building muscles or exercising, one has to supply a good source of proteins that is necessary for building tissues and muscles. The body requires carbohydrates since more energy is expended in the work out included in the fitness regimen.

1) Health foods

a. Turkey breast
Prepare it without skin to avoid fats. Chicken breast has 50 grams of proteins for every 200 grams. It has Selenium that helps fight cancer, apart from Vitamin B necessary for metabolic activities in the body. Most of all, it has Zinc, the element responsible for boosting sperm production in body. It gives extra boost while exercising. Athletes can easily meet their fitness regimen because of this power boost.

b. Olive Oil
Most of the fat present in olive oil is monounsaturated fat that are essential for transporting nutrients to all parts of the body and for synthesis of hormones. Saturated fats and trans fats block the arteries increase cholesterol and lead to a host of diseases. It has good anti-inflammatory properties.

c. Green tea
It has loads of anti-oxidants that help in preventing diseases like cancer. It is a stimulant too and drinking one cup every few hours will keep you full of vigour. For reducing weight, or for those who are exercising to reduce weight, tea provides an easy way.

Good food for nutrition

d. Eggs
Egg is a food you should eat everyday for amino acids and choline, a vitamin. These nutrients help both muscle building and brain development. However, the yolk is high in cholesterol. If you are the type who exercises daily, then you need your eggs.

e. Milk
Essential for your body, milk contains nutrients that your body craves. If it does not get them, it begins to store fats and calcium thinking your body is in “starvation” mode. While you do not have to swim in milk, your daily glass helps you stay thin.

f. Beef
Good source of proteins, beef is rich in iron and zinc. It also has niacin, phosphorus, selenium B12 and B6. Best eat lean meat and your body will get its nutrition without increasing cholesterol levels. Proteins are essential for those who exercise since muscle building depends on proteins in the diet. Beef supplies the extra energy required for athletes and fitness trainers for meeting their fitness regimen.

g. Soy
A lovely food as far as nutrition goes soy has fiber, protein, vitamins and antioxidants, in addition to the minerals one normally gets from fruits and vegetables. You can have soya beans prepared as curry, tofu or make soymilk. Smoothies too are wonderful. The rich nutrients of soya bean help in fighting diabetes, heart disease, and help in menopause therapy.

h. Almonds
Almonds make your heart healthy and augment your digestive system. They have high levels of Vitamin E, fiber and protein. They have unsaturated fats that is essential for your metabolism. Though they have good amount of calories, they do not make you fat. Among fitness trainers, almonds are a favourite for this reason.

i. Bananas
Bananas simply top the list in potassium content along with avocados. It is rich in magnesium and all exercises result in loss of these two elements through sweat. Banana has fibre that helps slow digestion down to the extent it helps body metabolism to absorb the food for its energy requirements instead of storing it as fats. It has Vitamin B6 that is used in many metabolic activities and brain functions.

2) Aphrodisiac foods

a. Chocolate
Chocolate is the king of aphrodisiac foods. Phenylethylamine stirs the glands and makes one feel sexy. Person also begins to feel happy a stimulated effect due to release of anandamide in the brain. This psychoactive chemical produces the feeling of wellbeing. Orgasm triggers dopamine release that also produces the feeling of wellbeing in the person. Cocoa also helps in release of tryptophan that is a component of the good-feeling hormone serotonin. All kinds of energy needs good nutrition intake and chocolates are top of the list of energy providers. One can accomplish the fitness regimen with ease if one includes chocolate in the menu.

b. Oyster
Oysters have long been linked to sex drive and mattress play, more for its nutritive content than for its suggestive vagina like appearance. This aphrodisiac food, oyster has plenty of zinc that boosts testosterone production, which in turn helps augment your sex drive. Whether athletes need higher testosterone, can be seen in the number of international athletes who take testosterone boosters before an athletic meet.

Importance of keeping fit

Our body is a jointed structure dependent on muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. When we work, move or even rest, we arrange this skeletal arrangement in a manner that is comfortable. However, muscles get fatigued when the body is not physically trained. To train the body physically, one has to exercise. One may choose from a variety of fitness training regimen.

By physical training and exercises, we mean that we expand and strengthen our muscles so that they become more efficient in doing work. They do use less energy and our body becomes less tired. Eating proper nutritious food keeps our body in prime condition. Nutritious food contains essential minerals and vitamins along with the required proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

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Bachelor, Christian, 53, settled in Madurai, India, like to watch football and tennis on TV. I also have occasional walks but try to read the Bible daily. For amusement, I read the newspaper.

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author avatar snerfu
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Many thanks Mr Kinsman for the speedy work on my page.

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author avatar Utah Jay
8th Oct 2014 (#)

This was a most interesting read, thanks for posting it. The food list is very good and if you don't mind I would like to copy it so I can post it on my fridge.

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author avatar snerfu
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Ha ha Utah Jay, firstly thanks, yes I compiled a list but it is far from complete. Idea is I am trying to keep them in mind so I can improve my diet.

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author avatar Retired
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Lots of good information in your article, Snerfu. You also mention some of my favourite foods - bananas, milk, oysters and chocolate.

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author avatar snerfu
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Ha ha Mr Thorne, like I said, I make it interesting for me. Nice to see you are like me, a parallel vector! Maybe we are headed in the same direction, maybe in opposite directions.

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author avatar kant123
9th Oct 2014 (#)

snerfu, excellent post on health and wellness. Daily exercise and nutritious food are very much vital for healthy life...

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author avatar snerfu
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Yes, Mr kant123, it is imperative to include some fruits as well as exercises in the list of daily necessities. Thanks for stopping by.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Interesting post and very inspired at the moment it was created, a true masterpiece of writing!

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author avatar snerfu
11th Oct 2014 (#)

Very much thanks Fern Cheers!

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author avatar ajit12
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Good Post !! Liked..I will constantly follow your excellent post..

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author avatar snerfu
11th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Ajit12. It is nice to have you around.

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author avatar AjaySinghChauhan
25th Oct 2014 (#)

very interesting, thanks for sharing it with us good post

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author avatar snerfu
27th Oct 2014 (#)

Sure thing Chauhanji. Glad you liked it.

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