As per the World Health Organization, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’
Everyone understands the importance of health but most of the people may still disregard it due to either their hectic life schedule or they have a myopic outlook towards life. You need good health to perform your duties efficiently whether you work at home or in an office. Healthy lifestyle and eating habits are very important to maintain good health. Prevention is better than cure, to let your body and mind function in a natural way and maintain good health you need to follow certain principles of ancient Indian lifestyle theory, religiously.
1. Eating Habits
Limit fast food and replace non-vegetable diets with healthy diets
For maintaining good health, it is very essential to limit fast, fried food and non-vegetable foods. These foods contain excess protein, artificial additives, toxic effect and bad fat that may cause enhancement in bad cholesterol and harmful triglycerides. For beneficial fats, you can take avocados, coconuts, olive oil, and nuts as these are high in nutritious value and a good source of energy. A wholesome and nutritious diet charges the battery of your body and refreshes your mind. A balanced diet includes fruit, vegetables, milk products, and dry fruits.
You should also fix your meals times and take your dinner at least two hours before your sleeping time.
Fasting once in a week
As per the ancient theory of Indian lifestyle and Ayurved fasting once in a week is beneficial for health. Research has also shown that fasting can boost your body’s (HGH) human growth hormone production that is also known as fitness hormone. Fasting will improve your metabolism, digestive system, boost fat loss, maintain health and longevity. Other benefits of fasting may include normalizing of insulin level and lowering triglyceride.
2. Lifestyle changes
Another important part of a healthy lifestyle take sufficient sleep
Insufficient sleep has been linked to many diseases like memory loss, unnatural behavior, weight gain, diabetes and increased risk of heart disease. Sleep deprivation may also cause premature aging and affect the production of hormone growth, normally released from pituitary gland during sleep. These hormones help to look younger.
Optimize Vitamin D level
Vitamin D is not only important to maintain healthy bones but also plays an important role in maintaining good health. To optimize your Vitamin D instead of focusing on taking a vitamin D supplement, it is better to take Vitamin from nature by exposing your body to the sun. Morning sunlight is superior to supplements for the number of reasons. Your body has the ability to regulate Vitamin D from sunlight and you can save yourself from an overdose of Vitamin from supplements.
Your foot has acupressure points to your whole body parts. Energy from the earth can help to live a healthier life, the concept of walking barefoot is known has earthing or grounding. When you walk barefoot free electrons are transferred to your body that is most potent anti-oxidants. These electrons neutralize the effects of free radicals electrically if they encounter in your tissues because electrons are negative and free radicals are positive. Another benefit of walking barefoot is that your body put pressure on acupressure points that activate energy in organs connected with those points.
Drinking a sufficient quantity of pure water
Your body requires a sufficient quantity of daily supply of water to flush out the toxins and keep your body healthy. Water is required for your blood; kidney, liver and other organs to perform their functions of detoxification. As per old saying of ancient Indian lifestyle first thing in the morning is to drink water after leaving your bed to optimize health. Take care to drink pure/filtered water to save your body from harmful substances mixed with water.
Your body is vulnerable to toxic substances present in the atmosphere, personal hygiene products, sprays, pesticides. Households cleaners and insecticides. Some of the most hazardous toxins are mercury, and fluoride found in dental amalgams, toothpaste, fluoridated water, and non-organic foods. It is not possible to list all the toxic substances but save your body from this substance, you should check the ingredients of all the products you use and eat.
Address your stress
It is neither possible nor recommended to eliminate stress completely from your life. However, you can program your body respond to unavoidable stresses of everyday life. Regular pranayam, meditation, exercises/yoga and getting enough sleep plays an important role in managing stress. Meditation can be learned from a qualified specialist in the field to avoid the bad effects of stress on your body.
Natural remedies to cure health issues
Replacing drugs with natural alternatives like lifestyle, eating habits changes to address the health problem is better. A vast majority of health issues are due to the faulty lifestyle that can be prevented and cured with a healthy lifestyle and regular exercises. A balanced diet, intermittent fasting may help in optimizing your health and preventing many health issues. Doctors and scientist are also looking into a number of dietary treatment alternatives.