Mens sana in corpore sano i.e. healthy mind in a healthy body. When we talk of healthy living or healthy lifestyle, it encompasses both your mind and body. To lead a healthy life you need to keep both your body and mind healthy. So I’m going to talk about ways to keep your body fit and mind sound.
Top 9 Ways To Stay Healthy
Early To Bed & Early To Rise
Early to bed and early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise. So you should go to bed by, say, 10:00 p.m. and be up by 5 or 6 o’clock in the morning. Idea is to get 7-8 hrs of sleep and never compromise on it. A good rest will invigorate your body and mind for the day’s work like nothing else.
Maintain Healthy Body Weight
Maintaining a healthy body weight is the most important aspect of keeping healthy.
If you are overweight or anorexic, you invite lots of health problems. So find out what is the ideal weight for you depending on your age, sex, activity level, etc. and try to remain in that region.
Even if you don’t have extra pounds of flesh on your body, you need to exercise regularly to keep yourself fit. Aim for 30 to 45 minutes of exercise five times a week.
Avoid Unhealthy Food
Develop Healthy Eating Habits
Only avoiding unhealthy food is not enough. You need to develop healthy eating habits at the same time. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Add whole grain cereals, soups and salads to your daily menu.De-stress Yourself Stress is the biggest factor countermanding healthy life of people in today’s world. Due to the fast paced lifestyle it is not possible not to get stressed. So the next best thing is to de-stress yourself through yoga, meditation, music, or counseling.
Keep Smiling… & Laugh In Between
Smiling alleviates pressure on you as well as those around you. We have known all along that “laughter is the best medicine” and now medical science has also proved that laughing produces same effect in the body as mild exercising. So laugh a lot and smile always to remain healthy.
Do Regular Meditation
Meditation is the biggest stress buster. Learn some meditation techniques and do them daily. It is not necessary to do it in the morning only. You can do meditation in the workplace at a convenient time or whenever you feel stressed. Just ensure that no one disturbs you during that time.
Helping others even in small ways gives a mental satisfaction and peace of mind that is unmatched by any yoga or meditation. So to stay mentally fit, think of others and share yourself with them.
We do everything to remain happy. And remaining happy is in our hands. Whatever the adverse circumstances, find the silver lining in the cloud. I know it is easier said than done, but you can always try to do so.