Ten tips to stay healthy

by Geethalakshmi 2010-05-03 23:03:17

Ten tips to stay healthy

Staying healthy is a journey, not a destination. It's about a process not an outcome. It's about being 'alive' & 'awake' not just living. Imagine what it might be like if you were to truly feel vibrant & alive not just occasionally, but throughout your life - decade after decade!

Most people overeat during festivals. It is an excuse for them to give up their healthy eating pattern and indulge in sweets, greasy foods. Habitual overeating especially strong flavors can inflame the stomach lining and produce excess heat in the body. It gives you indigestion, excessive hunger, irritability and weight gain.

Youth, attractiveness and beauty begin with good health. Health is defined as the state of balance. It is a state that reflects physical, mental & spiritual well being. Good health can be achieved by each and every one of us and the means to achieve it lie within you rather than in global remedies. This is because your body has 'Prana' or bio-energy with self healing powers. All that you need to do is support the activity of this magnificent body that we have by correcting our eating and living habits. Minor changes in your diet and your lifestyle can bring about major changes in your health and looks.

Here are 10 tips that will help you get started on the path towards healthy living:

. Raw vegetable juices like carrot juices, amla juices, and mixed vegetable juices are full of known and unknown anti-oxidants & enzymes that help to remove toxins and digest food better. Drink a glass of vegetable juice everyday.

. Consume adequate protein to enable tissue repair & prevent loss of muscle mass and bone degeneration.

. Consume anti-oxidants like beta-carotene, vitamin C, Vitamin E, and selenium by including fruits & vegetables, nuts and seeds in your daily diet.

. Get in shape: It is an important aspect of looking good and staying healthy.

. Fast for any one day in a week (on raw vegetable juices) or three consecutive days (on raw fruits and vegetable) in a month. This is a good way to detoxify and an important tool in treating obesity.

People who lead a life of excesses and those who eat excessively at night need to detoxify twice a year. People with toxicity symptoms like headaches, digestive problems and allergies will benefit greatly by detoxification.

. MUFA rich oil like olive, rice bran, til, groundnut oil, mustard oil etc. are beneficial for reducing cholesterol and attaining good heart health.

. Reduce the process of aging by cutting back on alcohol, tobacco, cigarettes, sugar, processed foods, refined foods and fried foods.

. Control stress. It is said that your mind is the biggest contributor to disease. Stress suppresses the immune system and makes you age faster.

. Try to develop a loving relationship with your family, friends, spouse, and pets. Love makes life meaningful. It has healing energy. It is a powerful stimulant to immune system.

. Make sure you exercise at least five times a week for 30 to 40 minutes. Sweating releases stored toxins and aerobic exercises help improve digestion & metabolism.

By choosing to eat sensibly and by making a few lifestyle changes you can stay healthy and prevent many forms of illness. People usually associate health in terms of losing weight and counting calories. But health is much more than just body weight. Yet achieving ideal body weight is the first step towards achieving good health.

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