Monday, February 28, 2011

Healthy ways to live

Healthy ways to live

Healthy living involves your physical, spiritual and mental well-being. There are many ways to live healthily and happily.

  • Change: A healthy way of life involves changing your habits and your thinking.
It means replacing your bad habits with good ones and be more optimistic about life. 

  • Spiritual growth: Fill your heart with gratitude, forgiveness and kindness. Love is the way to peace of mind.

  • Goals: The most important thing in life is to have written goals. Your mind will be focus on your goals and not drifting aimlessly. There is something to look forward to and life is hopeful.

  • Do work that is good for others: Is your work able to provide solutions to people’s problems? When what you do is beneficial to others, it gives you a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction.

  • Eating habits: Avoid eating in a hurry or under stress. You can have a drink before or after your meal but do not drink and eat. Eat slowly and chew your food well to assist digestion.

          It is a good habit to excrete in the morning. Thereafter, your system will do digestion of food eaten up to the evening. At night while you are sleeping your system is working and absorbing nutrients. It is actually the natural cycle of your digestive system.

  • Exercise: Enjoy total fitness by boosting your stamina (jogging), flexibility (stretching) and strength (weightlifting). You derive your energy and alertlness from physical activities.    

  • Sleep: A good night’s sleep repairs damages done to your body after a stressful day. Quality sleep refreshes your mind and you start a new day with renewed energy

  • Healthy diet: Drink water instead of sugary drink. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Take one multivitamin mineral supplement tablet daily as a nutritional insurance. Go for natural food. Avoided processed food with additives, such as flavorings (like sugar and salt) and texture-enhancing agents and other added chemicals as preservatives.  

  • Be connected: A family unit is a source of happiness. To care and be cared are the greatest joy in life. Share joy and sorrow in the journey of life. Visit your friends and relatives because a healthy life is about getting connected and supported among people you know and care for.

  • Intellectual development: Continuous learning is the best way to broaden the mind. Learning stimulates the mind and you will be more alert and adaptive to changes in life.

  • Psychological health: Are you feeling good about yourself? Is your mood generally positive? Are you calm and peaceful emotionally? Are you coping well with life’s challenges? Are you happy most of the time? If your answers to all these questions are affirmative, you are doing fine.

  • Avoid pollution: The main culprits are air, water and noise pollution.  Stay away from smokers and live away from heavy traffic. At home install water filtration system to drink pure water. Heavy traffic and airports contribute to noise pollution. Live close to nature for a healthier life.

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. ~World Health Organization, 1948

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