World Health Day: Personal practices to follow for a healthy mind and body

World Health Day
It’s that time in our lives where we need to focus on our health like never before.

A global pandemic, rising obesity and health related lifelong diseases are the result of serious eye openers in our society today.

The theme of the day this year is ‘Building a fairer, healthier world’ by the WHO aka the World Health Organisation. The campaign to recognise a day dedicated to health was started by the WHO back in 1948.

To mark this day, the World Health Organisation and other institutions who are working in the field of health organise events to sensitize people about the seriousness of wellbeing.

There are various workshops and sessions that are conducted to make several people educated about matters of concern like mental health, common diseases and illnesses, physical activity and what can you do to keep your health optimum.

Here is how you can nourish to flourish!
  • Make sure you have an adequate plate full of good quality protein, fibre, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals from fresh food – poultry, pulses, dairy, vegetables, fruits, supplements etc.
  • Make exercise a part of your daily routine. Instead of beating yourself up to joining a gym or a club, start or try walking, running or swimming to get started. A sedentary lifestyle is the root cause of most physical illnesses and diseases today.
  • Cook your meals at home. There is something naturally therapeutic about cooking up a meal for yourself or for the family, when ingredients are stirred together with love.
  • Keep stress and anxiety at bay. Stress creates an ongoing increase in heart rate, and the elevated levels of stress hormones and blood pressure, can take a toll on the body. This simple weakens the powerhouse of your body i.e. the immune system.
  • If you are suffering from an illness, find out the root cause and tackle it. This will not only take care of the problem but also diminish the underlying cause of it. Such a mindset can help focus shift from management of the disease to reversal.
  • Get enough rest. Screen time is gone up now more than ever and is comprising a night of good quality and sound sleep. The average adult requires 7-8 hours of sleep in order for our bodies to perform normal activities well.
  • Take care of your mental health. From teenagers to adults, we all have our fair share of our problems that try to weight us down. It is important that we learn how to manage stress, talk to a friend or spend time in nature.
  • In the modern age of laptops and mobile phones, one has forgot the simple bliss of ordinary activities. Spare some time for leisurely activities: reading, catching up with friends over coffee, cycling, painting, hiking up a long trail, kayaking etc.
  • Practice mindful meditation in the comfort space of your home or in the outdoors. This can help gain clarity and clear up your thoughts with a few deep breaths and by connecting your mind with your body.
  • Live in gratitude and be thankful of what you have rather than being clouded by thoughts and dissatisfied in life about something you don’t possess.

Health is truly wealth, now more than ever, as we are conscious human beings that should be truly aware of how we should take care of our bodies. Consistency is key and it will reap the results you desire if practiced daily.

Make sure to invest in your health today to live life to its fullest potential!


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