Ways for a Healthy life: As good modern medical technology is, it can never save you from the problems caused by unhealthy life style. It is better to live in such a way that you will hardly ever fall ill.
An ounce of prevention is certainly better than a pound of cure. Here are few tips on how to live a long and healthy life. The same life style that helps you to avoid illness also helps you to lose weight.
1. Diet and exercising for weight loss
No matter what we would like to believe, there simply isn’t a magic solution for losing weight. The body will shed excess fat whenever it needs more calories to function through, the demands you place on it in a given day than the amount of calories that you feed it. It’s that simple. So, in order to lose weight, you need to decrease the number of calories that you eat as well as increase the amount that you burn.
One of the things that makes people not get the weight loss results is that they may occassionally be starving their bodies. There are two basic ways that this can happen. One is for it to be done accidentally—like when you just get busy and forget to eat.
Another is when you purpose deprive your body of food to try and “speed up” your results. Regardless of how it happens, either scenario in this case is equally damaging. Although you will decrease the calories that you take in which may lead to some short-term weight loss, the kicker here is that you will be slowing down your metabolism.
What this means is that after the starving is over, your body will hold onto the next meal you eat for dear life, expecting to be starved again. If you allow starvation to become a habit, you will actually be contributing to your own weight gain in the future.
Therefore, make sure that you are keeping your meals no more than 4 hours apart. As long as you do this, you will be supporting the healthy metabolism that you’ll need to lose the kind of weight that you’ve committed to.
2.Get enough exercise
In the past people had to use their physical bodies for their normal work. But today someone may get up, go to work in a car, then sit down, get up to go home in the car and when arriving at home, sit down again for the rest of the day. In such a life there is no physical labor. This physical inactivity is one of the main reasons for a host of diseases. Sport, running, walking and other things must be added to our life if our normal work does not require us to exert ourselves physically.
3. Go to sleep when you feel sleepy
This may sound simple, but many people stay up late even when their body is telling them that it is time to sleep. Yoga and Ayurvedic doctors also say that it is better to sleep in the night and be active during the day. However, students will take coffee and stimulants to study late into the night. Some develop the habit of remaining active at night and sleeping during the day. While we can do this, it eventually takes a toll on health. Alternative health doctors say that this kind of unnatural living is one of the contributing factors in the causation of cancer and other diseases
4. Eat when you feel hungry
This is also a simple idea, but again we often go against the messages of the body. If you eat out of habit or due to social pressure at certain time of the day, even when you have no real appetite, then you will not digest your food properly. Acidity and indigestion begin, and this contributes to the likelihood of other more complex diseases taking root. Having an appetite is a sign of good health, but if you have no appetite you should wait a bit and then eat. (If you have no appetite even after awaiting a long amount of time, then you should consult a doctor because something is wrong.)
5. Fasting on a Regular basis
If you would ask any person to work 365 days per year without any rest, they would complain and say that they must have some rest or else they will break down. But we have never bothered to ask or to think about our digestive organs which we compel to work day after day without a rest. They cannot protest the way a person would to his boss, but they give us signals that they cannot work non-stop. When we ignore those signals and still compel them to work, those organs break down. That is reason why periodic fasting is necessary. Hold back from eating for one complete day. This will give a rest to your digestive organs and also help in the elimination of wastes from your body. Regular fasting allows a person to gain extra time for intellectual or spiritual pursuits. Fasting is not for hermits in a cave, but is a practice that anyone can perform.
6. Washing with cool water before sleeping
Proper sleep is important for the maintenance of your health. If you wash your essential motor and sensory organs (hands, arms, eyes, legs, mouth, genitals) before sleep using cool water, this will relax you and prepare you for deep sleep.
7. Meditation on a regular basis
Your body is linked to your mind. Many of the diseases of this era are psychosomatic. Stress and anxiety take their toll on our physical health. Meditation is a mental exercise which along with other things, allows you to separate yourself from the worries of life. Learn a simple technique and do it regularly.
8. Getting up early
Once again the old proverb, “Early to bed, early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise.” I don’t know if it will make you wealthy, but it will certainly make you healthy. Your body needs just enough sleep, not too much and not too little.
Follow these tips and you can’t go wrong.
However, we need to remember that many of the problems we experience with our health are often closely tied to our diet.
If we eat junk food, we will get junk health. When shopping in the supermarket, look at the labels. How many E numbers or things that are clearly not proper, natural food are there in the packet?
Also, anything that is in the form of so called “sugar free” invariably contains aspartame and other things which are detrimental to our health. So, try to keep to a good diet.