Shape up with fitness routine

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 24 September, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 24 September, 2002, 12:00am

The World Heart Federation recommends getting into better shape through the following exercises:

Get off the bus or train a few stops earlier and walk the rest of the way;

Walk around during the work-day break or at lunch;

Take the stairs instead of a lift;

Schedule exercise into your routine.

The following dietary guidelines are recommended:

Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, at least five to seven servings daily;

Eat grain products, especially whole grains;

Choose low fat and fat-free products;

Use soft margarines, sunflower, corn and olive oils;

Eat more fish, beans and pulses and lean meat;

Avoid foods high in calories like soft drinks, pastries and cakes;

Avoid foods high in animal fats and cholesterol;

Fat on meat and skin from poultry should be removed;

Avoid frying, instead bake, broil, boil, roast and stew



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