As it is rightly said, ‘Prevention is better than cure’, we need to make every attempt to preserve our health. Treating ailments is possible but does involve a lot of other problems and sometimes recovery can become difficult too. So the best way to be healthy is to maintain healthy life and prevent diseases.
Health is not just mere absence of disease. It is in real sense a state of good health and wellbeing. It is a state in which the body and mind both are not only free from diseases but also full of healthy feelings. A healthy life can be maintained by aiming for a sound mind in a sound body.
Tips for you
Maintaining healthy body and a sound mind is not difficult if you decide to and remain committed to it. The thought has to arise from within and sincere attempts should be made in that direction. Some of the tips that can help you are:
Diet plays an important role in your life. Make sure you include all the essential nutrients in your diet and take a balanced diet. Take the help of the ‘food guide pyramid’ or ‘my plate’ and plan your daily diet. Include lots of vegetables, fruits and high protein foods. Use complex carbohydrate alternatives like whole grain cereals, brown rice, whole wheat bread, etc. Prefer to use low fat dairy products like low fat milk, yoghurt, buttermilk, etc. Avoid butter, cheese and fried food. Keep eat-outs an occasional affair and carry snack boxes wherever possible.
Daily exercise can make wonders to your health. Exercise not only helps to maintain weight and keep your heart healthy but the hormones released also help to keep your stressors at bay. You can experience a healthier and stress free life by including regular exercise in your daily routine.
Protection is the key to safeguarding yourself against various harmful substances. Consider wearing a mask while travelling to avoid pollution and contamination. Use good antiseptic floor cleaners to keep your house clean and free from germs. Personal hygiene and community health is of equal importance when it comes to protecting your health. Use hand sanitizers appropriately and instill good habits in children at an early age. Make suitable provisions for storing raw and cooked food.
Attitude matters a lot and it is important to have an outgoing attitude and be open to new learning experiences. Looking at the brighter side of life can solve your problems with ease and give you the required strength to fight with any hindrances.
Take time out to relax and unwind yourself, by taking a cycle ride in the open woods, reading a book in a quiet place or chatting with your friends. You can use some home remedies to help you relax and see your overall performance improves by having a relaxed mind.
Indulging in habits like smoking, alcohol, over intake of caffeine, etc are not good for health and are better avoided. Instead consider sipping a cup of green tea.