Health & Lifestyle Hints
At Punjas Flour, we believe that you get out of your body, what you put into your body. This is why we choose only the finest quality wheat for milling, adding fortification with some of the most important vitamins and minerals for your body. Your body needs these vitamins and minerals to form blood cells, build strong bones and regulate the nervous system, but it can’t simply generate them all on its own, which is why we offer a helping hand through fortification.
As we get older, we begin to lose bone density – this happens during our mid 30’s and is a normal part of aging. However, lifestyle factors such as having a calcium rich diet and exercising frequently can keep bones healthy and minimize the risk of fractures.
We also mill whole-meal flour containing natural vitamins that are not found in white flour, with the additional benefit of fiber, helping create a healthy digestive system.
An individual's health depends a lot on their lifestyle. Maintaining physical and mental health is crucial to an individual’s longevity. The more time spent on hygiene, physical fitness, and diet regulation, the healthier lifestyle they have.
Those who chose any kind of physical activity on a weekly basis are generally healthier than those who don't.
Healthy or unhealthy lifestyles will most likely to be transmitted through generations. A child whose mother practices a healthy lifestyle will be 27% more likely to become healthy and adopt the same lifestyle.
Parents are the first teacher for every child. Everything that parents do will be very like to be transferred to their children through the learning process.
Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are the most common cause of death and morbidity among adults in Fiji. Approximately 82 per cent of disease deaths in Fiji are due to NCDs. NCDs in Fiji comprised of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, malnutrition, cardiovascular diseases (cholesterol), heart diseases, cancer, asthma and deaths arising from accidents and injuries. The four major risk factors for NCDs are smoking, eating, alcohol abuse and lack of physical activity.
Laughing, sunshine, and surrounding ourselves with family and friends are three things crucial to our general well being and can even help us live longer!
Sensible sunlight exposure is important in the production of vitamin D as few foods contain this naturally. Worldwide, an estimated 1 billion people have inadequate levels of vitamin D in their blood and being “D-ficient” may increase the risk of a host of chronic diseases, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, some cancers, and multiple sclerosis, as well as infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and even the seasonal flu.
We promote the ‘Bula 5:30’ campaign and encourage the 5 servings of fruit and/or vegetables and 30 minutes physical activity that we should ensure we get every day. Raising your heart rate for 30 minutes each day is the easiest way to stay physically healthy. Our bodies were designed to move, and sitting behind a computer every day is not healthy. If your daily work does not involve some form of physical activity, it is important that you make time to get moving, to maintain a healthy heart. This can be as simple as walking up each flight of stairs you encounter instead of taking the lift, walking instead of driving or taking the bus, or if you need to travel a long distance, try getting off the bus one stop early and walking the rest of the way.
A positive attitude towards life encourages a positive attitude towards our body. We should keep our minds happy and healthy with daily challenges and time to pause and appreciate the beauty in the world.
Being physically active can bolster good mental health and help you manage stress, anxiety and even depression.