Today in this blog, we will talk about health. Most people think that being healthy means physically fit but this is not true. A healthy person is a person who is physically, mentally and emotionally fit. It refers to overall well being. This is a meaning of health in its true sense. In present time, people have become conscious of their health and they want to adopt a good lifestyle but don’t know how they can do it.We know that good habits lead to a better life.Physical,emotional and mental fitness result in holistic development of our body. Our surrounding is constantly changing due to many factors such as global warming ,deforestation, industrialisation etc.Our environment is getting polluted day by day .To be able to work in this stressful environment, it becomes essential for us to keep ourselves healthy because health is wealth. It is believed that if you have good health then you have everything and you can achieve anything. Our environment is getting polluted and the quality of air is also deteriorating day by day. This pollution affects our mind, body and soul. A person should do meditation daily to keep our mind calm, relaxed and stress-free. It is very difficult to find peace as human mind is always working and thinking but meditation will lead to state of mindfulness. On an average, we should devote at least one hour practicing yoga because it makes our immunity strong and keep our body in healthy state.Kapalbhati and pranayama are considered to be excellent yoga asana to keep our lungs healthy as it increases our immunity.
Beside this, take a balanced diet. A diet is balanced when we eat food according to our Body Mass Index(BMI). Here is the method to calculate your BMI- weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. Body Mass Index will help in knowing whether the weight of a person is normal, underweight or overweight and plan diet accordingly.BMI less than 18.5 indicates Underweight range. BMI between18.5 to 24.9 indicates Healthy Weight range. BMI above 25.0 to 29.9 indicates Overweight range. If BMI is 30.0 or higher, it indicates Obese range. We should eat healthy by including green vegetables in meal and never skip breakfast. Many people skip the breakfast without knowing its consequences. They did not know that skipping the breakfast can lead to many health problems such as migraine, high blood pressure etc. Make a proper time table and follow it. There is a saying which is very true “early to bed, early to rise make a man healthy and wise “ so sleep on time and wake up on time.Also,ensure that there is enough gap between your last meal (dinner) and sleeping time. A proper gap is needed for food to digest properly. Avoid having too much oily or fried food .Think of some better alternatives like crispy corn, bhelpuri,popcorn homemade wheat nachos,makhanas and sprouts. These are some of the healthy options available for snacks. Instead of soft drinks and beverages, prefer curd, chaas and lassi along with meals. This will keep our gut healthy. Change evening tea and coffee with green tea, mint tea or lemonade (shikanji). You can also try flaxseeds tea as it proves to be beneficial for overall development of brain. It contains omega-3 fatty acids which is good for body, hair and skin. If you don’t have time for yoga, walk half an hour a day. Avoid using public transport to cover short distance. Make a habit to have one seasonal fruit daily. Fruits keeps our body hydrated. These are simple healthy habits that will make you healthy and you can easily follow it.