Achieving good health is a journey, not a destination. It’s about being ‘alive’ not just living. Perhaps the catalyst that propels most of us towards healthy living is the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness, or something as minor as a passing remark of a stranger. But, the fact is that once you have made the choice to move in the direction of optimum health and vitality, you will begin to feel in control of your life and take responsibility of your own health. Good health can be achieved by each and every on of us. And the means to achieve this lied within you, rather than in global remedies. This is because our body has self healing powers or ‘bio-energy’. All that we need to do is to support the activity of this energy system by correcting our eating and living habits. So how would we take charge of our health?
Listen to your body – Many people drag their way through life. They complain of vague symptoms like back pain, muscle ache, low energy, bloatedness especially around abdominal region, constipation, mild depression, dry skin, unexplained weight gain, hair loss etc. They just don’t feel good. But instead of listening to their body’s wisdom, they just pop a pill and ‘wish’ it away. Your body is screaming to be heard. Take time out to listen to your body. Minor changes in your diet can help make changes in your health.
Change your diet – To begin with stop eating white flour. It is a depleted food. It borrows more nutrients from your body in order to get metabolized. Switch to whole wheat bread instead of white bread, brown rice instead of white rice, Soya milk instead of whole milk, and snack on sprouts. Eat whole fruits instead of juice concentrates. Eat whole grains like jowar, bajra, pulses, etc.
Reduce stress in your life – Amongst other reasons, it lowers your immunity. Therefore you tend to fall sick more often. ‘Broken’ emotions to depression which over a period of time will ‘wear out’ the body. When your system gets blocked with worries, anxiety, repressed emotions, that add up to stress. Yoga can be useful in managing your emotions.
Get in Shape – Eat food with a new approach. Look at its nutrients value rather than its caloric value. For example, almonds, peanuts and pumpkin seeds, though rice in calories, contain beneficial oils and nutrients that improve your health. While eating less fat is good, eating oil-free diets may deprive your body of fat soluble vitamins and also affect the menstrual cycle. Eating less sugar is beneficial, but consuming large quantities of artificially sweetened desserts will cause more toxic overload in the body.
There are times when you need the extra advice and tips which make your life better.
About the Author: Tina Jain, Director and editor of http://www.beauty-fitness-guide.com . Beauty Fitness Guide provides beauty, skin care, hair care, make up, fashion and fitness tips for women. Include dermatology and skin diseases. Suitable for all age and skin types.