Home Fitness, Health And Diet

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Home fitness is increasingly being valued as new research continues to discover its advantages. Consider the finding, for example, that home fitness programs can improve osteoarthritis of the knee.

A good fitness scheme is bound to consider diet in all details. As a general rule, low-carb diet is thought of as a dread, especially by the diabetics and the weight-conscious people. While it is true that low carb-diets bring down the threats of diabetes and weight, it is equally true that human body cannot run on low-carb fads for long. Prolonged dependence on low-carb diets can cause severe health problems, some of which are briefly described in this article.


In gout, excessive quantity of uric acid (waste product in the liver’s metabolism of protein) crystallizes in joints, resulting in pain and inflammation. Excess protein in diet hampers the elimination of uric acid. Your home fitness diet plan should therefore limit protein from 1 to 1.25 grams per lean pound of body weight.

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones result from prolonged crystallization of uric acid or calcium oxalate in kidneys. Insoluble fiber found in carbohydrates has the ability to reduce the absorption of calcium and prevent the formation of kidney stones. The recommended consumption of 30 or more grams of fiber daily is hard to get on low-carb diet.

Intestinal Health

At least 30 grams of fiber daily is required for the proper function of intestines. Insoluble fiber decreases the time process of waste elimination. Low-carb diet thus increases the risk of constipation while at the same time increasing the risk of certain colon cancers. Insoluble fiber also prevents the accumulation of mucus on the walls of intestines, resulting in efficient absorption of nutrients into the body. For intestinal health, home fitness diet plan should include whole grains, oats, beans, fruits and vegetable that carry enough quantity of both soluble and insoluble fiber.


Osteoporosis refers to the reduction of bone density, resulting from prolonged loss of calcium over time. Excess protein intake is frequently associated with Osteoporosis. But the condition also results from poor absorption of calcium by the intestinal walls, a result of low fiber (low-carb) diet. However, a diet low in protein can also increase the risk of Osteoporosis, so the home fitness diet plan has to examine individual case and propose the right balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats.

Loss Of Lean Muscle

If the body gets fewer calories than required, loss of lean muscle and reduced metabolism are the result. The loss of lean muscle often causes rebound weight gain. In fact, research reveals that over 90 % of dieters will regain the weight they have lost. Losing fat everyday is a wrong approach to weight loss. Keeping a balance between all the components of diet is the key to complete fitness.


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