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Those who engage in regular exercise may lower their risk of developing anxiety by almost 60 per cent, finds a new study.

Those who engage in regular exercise may lower their risk of developing anxiety by almost 60 per cent, finds a new study. The study, published in the journal 'Frontiers in Psychiatry', indicated that a group with a more physically active lifestyle had an almost 60 per cent lower risk of developing anxiety disorders over a follow-up period of up to 21 years.

"This association between a physically active lifestyle and a lower risk of anxiety was seen in both men and women," said researcher Martine Svensson from the Lund University in Sweden. Anxiety disorders -- which typically develop early in a person's life -- are estimated to affect approximately 10 per cent of the world's population and has been found to be twice as common in women compared to men.

people exercising he authors found a noticeable difference in exercise performance level and the risk of developing anxiety between male and female skiers. Photo by Anupam Mahapatra on Unsplash

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With discipline and patience, you can work on your lifestyle to reach a fitness level you have always desired.

Lifestyle plays a huge role in your fitness and health. Often a sedentary lifestyle along with unhealthy eating habits contribute to weight gain or other lifestyle diseases. With discipline and patience, you can work on your lifestyle to reach a fitness level you have always desired. Always remember that whatever changes you implement should not be focused on temporary results, but rather on a long and sustainable lifestyle.

A good fitness level is more important than just fat loss. However, you can lose fat by practicing these things:

1. Make your diet a lifestyle:

Most people tend to focus on diet as a destination, rather than a journey. Your nutrition should not be a trend or a plan for short-term results, but rather a lifestyle that you can follow effortlessly. Although easier said than done, implementing a positive lifestyle can have tremendous long-termresults. Tweaking your food habits and incorporating essential macro and micronutrients can aid your fat-loss journey. A good way to include the right food components in your diet is through a good diet plan which you must follow with discipline. Eat goodfood every day. It's as simple as that. Don't divert even if you have to eat the same food every day, you can always innovate your dishes with the help of spices and other preparation methods,

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Fitness activities are an integral part of the high-stress lives most of the youth are facing these days and definitely help to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

Ace Indian cricketer and an all-rounder on field, Ravindra Jadeja says that it is "definitely a good thing" that the youth are more focused on fitness activities these days. "Fitness activities are an integral part of the high-stress lives most of the youth are facing these days and definitely help to maintain a balanced lifestyle. Also with a lot of youth enrolled in universities, it's important to also focus on fitness as I believe it really helps to keep you actively maintain healthy energy levels," Jadeja told IANSlife in an exclusive interview.
The sportsperson recently came onboard with Rajkot-based Marwadi University as their face, as he also belongs to India's Saurashtra region. "Marwadi University is an upcoming private university in India based out of Rajkot in Saurashtra, very close to my own hometown. In that sense, the partnership made a lot of sense since both my and the University origins are the same and both of our visions are to become the best at what we do. I found that our values were aligned not only because of our origin but the fact that we want to set a benchmark in our respective fields. The University is very popular in Gujarat and is making a mark in the higher education ecosystem. We came together in order to connect with the youth on a deeper level not only from an academic point of view but to promote building a healthy attitude towards an active lifestyle and growth mindset."


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For decades, diet conversations globally have ranged from the simple and straightforward to elaborate and convoluted, the latter sometimes even bordering on crazy. Photo by Louis Hansel on Unsplash

For decades, diet conversations globally have ranged from the simple and straightforward to elaborate and convoluted, the latter sometimes even bordering on crazy. In today's digital age, before you can say cheese, a new diet would have garnered a global following, with everyone from a lay person to experts swearing by its efficacy. However, just a few weeks or months later, the same experts have moved on to another 'miraculous' weight-loss or diet program. That is what you get when you don't follow science, just fads. Health though, is not a fad. It is a lifestyle habit. Amid all these fads, one cannot help but wonder if each of these programs are a sure-shot way to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle, why don't they survive the test of time?


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