The most hackneyed phrase of all times is “Health is Wealth”. We got so familiar with this saying that we often spell it literally rather than understand the figurative rationale behind this cliche.
How many of us really care enough about the physical bodies in which our soul resides?
How many of us question or wonder about this most wonderful creation that strives to function perennially through thick and thin?
How many of us fully know the implications of messing up with our bodies?
Finding answers to these questions is of paramount importance if we are to live a contented life.
Childhood and teenage are the golden ages in everyone’s life wherein one can fully devour every possible luxury, indulge and savor in an epicurean feast, without dreading the implications they might have on our mind and body.
We throw caution to the winds and live life like there’s no tomorrow. But the deeds we do in our early years, be it detrimental or beneficial, manifest themselves once we grow old. No amount of regret would undo the damage we must’ve already caused.
You reap what you sow. So choose your activities prudently.
“To be healthy as a whole, mental wellness plays a role”
Here’s what you can do to promote good mental well-being.
- Dedicate some time to meditation daily. It helps you concentrate and also serves as a stress reliever.
- Always respond instead of reacting to a situation. This helps you master your emotions and makes you come across as an emotionally strong person.
- Your mind is a powerful tool and a major catalyst to all the actions you implement. Fill it with positive thoughts.
- Social media is becoming more of a bane than a boon. Go on a digital detox and unlearn all the unproductive stuff.
- A goal without a plan is a just a wish. So start working towards it consistently and relentlessly with a tenacious passion.
- You will encounter failure at some point in your journey. You need enough resilience to bounce back with vengeance and try doubly harder the next time. After all, “Success the ability to hop from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”
- Start living life to the fullest and savor every moment of it. Because in the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.
“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire”. Here’s what you can do constantly keep that fire alight:
- Make it a point to read some article every day, preferably from a newspaper or magazine, as you would most likely get digressed by the hyperlinks while reading online.
- Have a debate with your friends once in awhile and choose the side which you’re against. This will ensure that you have a 360-degree view of a problem
- Write down your thoughts or journal frequently. This helps you in self-introspection
- Solve Sudoku puzzles or crosswords daily. This will ensure that you have a razor sharp mind.
- “Birds of a feather flock together”. This is perhaps the truest saying ever said. Surround yourself with quality people who can inspire you or engage you in an intellectual conversation.
- Cultivate the habit of reading novels/non-fiction/documentaries/editorials. They fire your imaginations and help you ponder a situation in all possible angles.
“I have always believed that exercise is the key not only to physical health but to peace of mind” – Nelson Mandela
Physical health is of paramount importance if you are to live a quality life devoid of any health problems. Here’s how you can contribute your share to a sound physical health.
- Eat plenty of raw food. Eating anything in its purest form ensures that you get all the nutritional benefits which might otherwise be lost in frying/boiling/baking.
- Limit your intake of sugars.They can wreak havoc physically and mentally.
- Engage in some physical activity every day. It improves circulation, keeps you active and energized all day long, makes you feel and look younger, promotes good sleep, and most importantly, makes you feel good about yourself.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Drink lots of water as it flushes out toxins and ensures proper circulation of nutrients throughout your body.
- Your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That fuel comes from the foods you eat, so what’s in that fuel makes all the difference. Eat the right kinds of food such as eggs, nuts, fruits and vegetables
- Avoid processed foods like plague. They contain a variety of chemicals which aren’t opposite for our bodies. Moreover, they are low in nutrition and have more amount of refined carbohydrates which might be the reason for that spare tire around the waistline. Here are the major ingredients contained in a typical processed food item:
- Preservatives: Chemicals that prevent the food from rotting
- Colorants: Chemicals that are used to give the food a specific color
- Flavor: Chemicals that give the food a particular flavor
- Texturants: Chemicals that give a particular texture
Follow these rules to the dot and enjoy a healthy and happy life for the years to come.
“It is health that is the real wealth, not pieces of gold and silver” – Mohandas Gandhi