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We all know that diet and exercise play a major role in maintaining good physical health. Here are the answers to a few of the questions you may have on the subject.
One hundred steps/minute.
No, the level of perspiration varies from one person to the next and so is not a valid indicator of effort. Your breathing is a better measure. You must be slightly out of breath, but still able to speak in slightly broken sentences.
Yes, it does. The benefits of exercise cannot be stored. To stay in shape, you must therefore be active regularly (30 minutes/5 times a week).
The answer is fat, salt, sugar
Fat, sugar and salt are three ingredients that have been proven to make food compelling and satisfying. Dopamine, nicknamed the “pleasure chemical,” is secreted when we eat foods we crave and plays an important psychological role in our relationship with food. Associated with pleasure and reward, dopamine is responsible for addiction to drugs, nicotine and alcohol. It is also activated by eating.
So when we consume sugar, salt or fat, a surge of dopamine is produced. The response is even stronger when two of these ingredients are combined – sugar and fat in ice cream, for example. When that happens, the stomach or the brain generally just wants one thing – more!
During holidays, at Christmas for example, we tend to overeat or eat too many of the wrong foods. Here are a few tips to avoid these pitfalls:
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