Health and Wellness
If a person is healthy, it implies that the person has no worries and has everything sorted out. In today’s world that can only apply to billionaires and children. Most children actually, since billionaires have to constantly worry about wealth. No pun intended. How can a person be completely healthy and well? How much is that important to us on a personal level? Is it even achievable? These are questions we tend to ask. There’s no definitive answer, but there sure are a lot of ways to go.
Balance Mental and Spiritual
There are many facets to a person’s personality. Some physical while others are metaphysical. Some you can clearly see and understand. While others you need a keen eye just to sense their presence. Mental and Spiritual aspects of a person fall into the latter category.
None the less, a person’s mental and spiritual health determines what kind of behavior he/ she will exhibit. It also creates what some say the “aura” of a person. If you can strike the perfect balance, then there is no earthly power that can stop you. The mental and spiritual facet is something that comes primarily from Asian knowledge. It is believed that in the hierarchy, the spiritual body comes before the mental body. Therefore, maintaining a healthy spiritual aspect can help you maintain the latter.
You can meditate to find your spiritual balance. For some, it is about religion. If that’s the case for you, then studying the religious text, practicing self-consciousness, delving into philosophy can help you find the spiritual balance.
As for nutrition for your mental body, books are the best tools. Discipline and focus are required if one aims to expand their mental faculties. One common practice is to make a list of things to do. And then tick off the list one-after-the-other. Staying away from negativity can help you keep your mental health perfect.
Maintain Healthy Weight
A person’s weight determines the course of action his/her life would take. Time and again, maintain a healthy weight is recommended. Obesity is bad. And so is malnutrition. You need to make sure that you do not fall into either camp.
There are many ways to maintain a healthy weight. Adoption of healthy habits, regular exercise, healthy food – to name a few. If you want to know what obesity can do to you, then just go to Google.com and search for the number of people who have diabetes, cardiovascular diseases like stroke and heart attack, compromised immunity system. It is said that the urine of a person with diabetes contains so much sugar that it can be processed and remade into a single malt whiskey. Now whether one would want that to happen is a completely different thing. You will find similar results if you search for the effects of being underweight.
In today’s world, asking someone to maintain healthy weight counts as body shaming. You can decide which route to take here. It is not about body shaming but maintaining a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI for short). You don’t need to watch your weight in this case. Watching your BMI can tell a lot about whether you are obese or underweight.
Proper Sleep Benefits
Sleep is a treasure. Ask a desk jockey who is doing overtime, what is the value of sleep. Ask a laborer who works like heck, what he/she wouldn’t give for some rest. The immense benefits of proper sleep cannot be neglected. It also implies that the absence of a requisite amount of sleep can have a drastic effect on a person.
If you are sleep deprived, chances are you feel irritated by your co-workers, you lose focus all the time. Even when you are thinking straight, you feel like your muscles are failing you. It’s like you are trying with all you have, but somehow, your eyelids just keep closing. A child who has watched animated shows like Tom and Jerry would find that absolutely hilarious. But it is hell for you. Not having a night of proper sleep can negatively impact a person’s behavior and aspects like creativity, productivity, and movements.
Proper sleep helps your body to repair its damaged cells. It helps your muscles recover from fatigue. Your brain cells, in a way, get recharged. Having a full 6-8 hours of sleep can help you stay away from many diseases. It can help your digestive system; it can get your to mind back to full gear. Not to mention, maintain a proper sleep routine can also help a person to maintain a healthy weight.
Adopting Healthy Behaviors
By this point, you are fairly aware of how much healthy practices can help change your lives. We are not talking about children’s habits like washing hands, eating green veggies, staying away from junk food and going to bed by 10. Even though those are actually all necessary habits. We are talking about eating healthy as a whole and adopting clean habits. We certainly do not have to tell you at your age to do things we tell children.
Adoption of healthy behaviors like staying away from smoking and moderate drinking can help your liver and lungs. Here, stress is on moderate drinking, emphasize on the word “moderate”. Drinking does have its own merits only if you stay within limits. Healthy habits like a morning walk, having fruit and lots of water after you wake up can help you with your weight, bowel movements and keep you hydrated all day long. It can help your heart and mind as well. So the next time you think about taking a joint, think hard about what you are giving upon.
Personal Health and Wellness
The definition of being healthy, as given by the World Health Organization is, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” That is being health and wellness, however, it has a broader meaning.
If one were to term a person as being completely well, then the components of wellness that one would have to consider include, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social as well as physical health and wellness. Whoa! That’s a lot of things to consider, right?
A person can only be termed as being completely well when he/she:
- Has no financial worries.
- Is mentally balanced.
- Has her spiritual facet completely under control.
- Has no diseases, i.e., physically healthy.
- Has good social bonds.
Naturally, that’s something that most of us today do not have.
However, it is not completely out of reach. One can always strive to strike the perfect social balance. Having a good friend circle is a start. Being a person of the word can help you with your professional life. As for health, the adoption of healthy habits is the way to go. So it’s not something unachievable. It’s just something you have to work towards.