According to Buddha “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not simply as the absence of disease or weakness. Staying healthy is a multidimensional effort.
Maintaining your physical health basically means having a healthy body. A fit body and a strong immune system not only help you be more productive and active, but also increase your life years. Here are approaches to help you develop a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Eating Habits:
Eat nutritious foods rich in vitamins, proteins, minerals and fiber. They are very important for the proper functioning of your body. Eating processed foods with fat and nutritional deficiencies is difficult for the body to transform and has adverse health effects.
Our body recovers and repairs itself during sleep. Like any machine, our body also needs rest. But sleeping alone will not help. We must follow a regular routine. Irregular and irregular sleep patterns expose our body to the risk of sleep deprivation.
A series of physical activities are very important to maintain the health of your body. It is advisable to exercise regularly, even if you do it for at least thirty minutes, which implies cardiovascular activity.
Some diseases do not always show signs until it is too late to take corrective or control measures. So be sure to do regular checks on your entire body.
Mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness, and shouldn’t be neglected. Maintaining your mental or emotional health implies your general psychological well-being. Physical activity increases the flow of oxygen to your brain. It also increases the amount of endorphins, the “feel-good” chemicals, in your brain. Engaging in a vigorous physical workout can help you battle depression and gain a more positive outlook on life. It’s also a great way to beat stress, which can harm you mentally and physically. This includes your feelings towards yourself, your relationship and your ability to overcome difficulties. These simple helps you take to care of your emotional health.
We often ignore our body when the work pressure increases. In fact we should sleep well and rest regularly for better performance. Overwork is often the main cause of stress. The rest helps us to rejuvenate and increase our productivity. So, try to take regular break from your routine and go for holidays with your friends or family.
Invest in your relationships:
Spending quality time with friends and family improves mood and can help relieve stress. Now-a-days gadgets have replaced our time with friends and family. As a result we have made ourselves alone and socially challenged. It also increases stress and irritation which creates friction in our relationship.
So, replace your phone time with real friends and family time and spend more time with children and old people.
Take care of yourself in several activities:
Take time out of your interests and hobbies. Whether painting, cooking or even walking, any activity that interferes with your routine will prove to be a way to reduce stress. Even while you meditate a few minutes each day, you can relax.
Maintaining good health is often treated as a puzzle, but the answer lies in a healthy lifestyle. Mental health and physical health are co-dependent. Balancing both the sides will help you to stay health and happy.