Get Healthy With Diet, Exercise And Detox

Tricks of the Trade[1] By Kelly Misa[2] Philippine Daily Inquirer[3]

LUNCH at Ultimate Detox atNeo Spa by Nadine Tengco

It is all about incorporating healthy choices to your lifestyle

I always feel bloated and unhealthy. What treatment can I try to help reduce this? I am 32 years old.Gemma Castro

Truth be told, I know exactly how you feel. It is different for every person, but for most, metabolism slows down, water retention becomes more prevalent, and unhealthy feelings like lethargy and fatigue creep up more often than before.

Taking extra steps to eat right and exercise is the best solution. I find that switching my usual order of fried foods with a light salad offers immediate results. I feel a sudden burst of energy; just as an hour of dance class or Bikram yoga will keep me happy and active throughout the day.

It is all about incorporating healthy choices to your lifestyle. I know, it is easier said than done. But what I found out is that if you really want to change, you will find ways to do it. You can live a healthier lifestyle even if youre busy.

Try these tips and see for yourself how much happier and energized youll feel just after a few days:

Prepare packed lunch and snacks. One thing I recently learned to love is cooking my own meals. Sure, it is fun to eat out, but theres nothing like preparing your own food. You know exactly what goes into your meals, and you can control how much fat or oil goes into it.

Not only that, things we want to avoid like preservatives, excess sodium can be cut out of our diet.

Snacks are especially important. Bringing your own selection of fresh fruit and yogurt makes a huge difference as compared to grabbing a bag of chips. You want to say no to empty calories!

Sign up for an exercise class you actually like. We have so many options these daysexercise doesnt have to be as boring as lifting weights at the gym or running on a treadmill.

There are classes that focus on stretching, such as Barre, yoga and Pilates; as well as high-energy exercises such as CrossFit and Kangoo Jumps. If you like the outdoors, you can try biking or running with your dog.

You can have fun with exercising, especially if you are able to convince your friends or family to do it with you.

Exercise at work

Find ways to exercise at work. Yes, you can still find ways to exercise even if work keeps you chained to your desk the whole day. Using the stairs instead of the elevator is always a good option (you can wear sneakers first, then change to your heels when you get to your desk), as well as brisk walking during breaks and en route to meetings.

My yoga teacher once recommended that I use an exercise ball instead of my chair when I am writing at home. I find it to be a good way to maintain my posture and keep my balance.

Keep yourself hydrated. Many people dont drink enough water every day. I cant stress enough how important water is to our healthwe need it to live, and not drinking the right amount can lead to numerous health problems. Drinking the recommended eight glasses a day is a must.


Try a detox program. Detoxification is the process of removing toxins from the body. This usually requires a strict diet of healthy foods that rid the body of harmful toxins stored in major organs, such as the liver and stomach. Doing this every so often is beneficial, as it flushes away free radicals and strengthens the bodys immune system.

Try the Ultimate Detox at Neo Day Spa for P21,000a three-day plan that includes deliveries of vegan meals to gently begin and end your detox experience. Meals are specially prepared by Nadine Tengco of The Sexy Chef, consisting of breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks in between.

The second day is a spa day where you escape for the whole day (treatment is approximately six hours) at Neo Day Spa. You undergo detoxifying body treatments (like Seaweed Wrap, Coffee Colonic and Lymphatic Massage) while being served phytonutrient-dense detox juices. The spa-day experience is designed to assist in the detoxification process, banish belly bloat and restore skins luster.

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    What Exactly Is A Healthy Lifestyle And Is It The Same For Everyone? Does a healthy lifestyle depends on a person’s age, religion, etc?

      • HealthNut
      • July 13, 2013

      While we aren’t one size fits all, the tenets of a healthy lifestyle are those that we can all follow. It’s hard to go wrong with eating adequate calories composed of healthy foods. Consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low fat/nonfat dairy is suggested. Monitoring portions sizes and preparing food in a healthy manner is advised. Watch sodium intake as well and limit high sugar/high fat foods. Follow any diets that are recommended by your RD/MD with regard to specific disease states that you may have, such as diabetes, and take any medications as prescribed. Maintain a healthy weight and exercise a minimum of 30 minutes, 5 days per week, if able.

  2. Reply

    Why Is A Healthy Lifestyle Important In School? I need some ideas about Why a healthy lifestyle is important in school. I have to have an answer in less than 1000 words. Applying for college scholarship. Thanks in advance!

      • HealthNut
      • July 13, 2013

      You need a healthy lifestyle in school to concentrate on your studies. You need to be able to focus for one thing. You also need to plenty of rest, and a good diet.

  3. Reply

    How The Computer Is Supporting Us In Our Healthy Lifestyle? How do computer helps people in their healthy lifestyle? How can The computer help people? Is it from websites? advertisements? I need it really badly. How can the computer is supporting to improve our healthy lifestyle. in what ways? How can computer promote the quality of healthy lifestyle. How can computer convince people to stop unnecessary things like drugs or alcohol? How can computer HELP us?
    AT least 6-8 points would do. thank you.

      • HealthNut
      • July 13, 2013

      The computer is not a healthy lifestyle for people. It programs us to thinking we can find everything on here. Jobs, pay bills, shop, everything! We can do that ourselves and it seems technology is taking the chores away from us, that can be easily done by human themself. The computer can help us though when we need to find information, imformation fast. Websites help us retain information, advertisements are just like commericals there just trying to sell or maniupulate us to buy whatever their advertising. The computer is not improving our healthy lifestyle. Peoples eyes can go out of sight and hurt very badly(like mine and i’m only 15 years old.) from years and years staring at the computer. The worst thing to stare at is a computer screen — I don’t know why I still do it for hours at end, but I do. The computer will never promote the quality of healthy lifestyle, its just not possible. The computer can convince people to stop drugs and alcohol but if you think about it would you rather have an obsession over the computer for hours at the day, you have to be near the computer you have to be on it then doing drugs or alcohol? The computer is just as bad addiction as alcohol and drugs. The computer cannot HELP us other then give us fast information when we need it. The computer although has so much information and so many untrusted sites you never know if what your reading is a lie. And I hope I get 10 points because I just wasted my time answering this long question, I hope you weren’t just asking this for the heck of this — I hope it was for some essay lol.

      Take care bye

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    What Would You Say A Healthy Lifestyle Is? Hey 🙂 I’ve got some coursework that needs doing and I need to do some primary reasearch and I was just wondering if you would leave me some answers below on what you think a healthy lifestyle is personally. And what you think you have to do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I need loads of answers so I hope you dont mind helping me 🙂 Thankyouu

      • HealthNut
      • July 13, 2013

      Healthy lifestyle…involves eating right, exercing, and relationships you have with others. Also if you live in a clean environment…messy=germs=sickness…and to maintain a healthy lifestyle you need to frequenlty eat right, do some sort of physical activity, be nice to others (stress is bad for health), and keep a clean home

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