WHAT IS HEALTH?
Health is defined as a state of being well or free from disease. It is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.
The process of improving health has always been linked to action. To a large extent, what we eat, drink, and how we exercise determines our health. Staying healthy depends on choices that become habits, which eventually become your lifestyle.
✦ WATCH WHAT YOU EAT:
The key element in reaching a successful body composition is not simply eating less but eating more of the right food.
Learn to incorporate large amounts of fruits and vegetables into your daily diet because they are rich in much-needed vitamins and minerals. Eat diets low in fat, cholesterol & sodium (i.e salty foods)
✦ DRINK PLENTY OF WATER:
Water carries oxygen throughout your body to the cells, thus promoting proper body system functions.
Drink plenty of water and, as much as possible, avoid caffeinated drinks, sugary beverages, and energy drinks; these leave you dehydrated and rob your body of minerals and vitamins.
✦ REGULAR EXERCISE:
An individual would need over 200 minutes per week (which is only 30 minutes per day) of physical activity to maintain a healthy weight. An active lifestyle promotes physical health. According to experts, the formula for a Healthy Active Lifestyle is: 80% nutrition, 20% exercise
✦ SLEEP WELL AND RELAX:
Adequate sleep is vital for health. The amount of sleep required by individuals vary based on age, activity levels and so on, but usually range from 5 to 10 hours every night.
✦ AVOID EXCESSIVE ANGER & AGGRESSION:
Laugh often to improve your resistance to infectious diseases. A hearty laughter boosts immunity by strengthening resilience, relaxing your muscles, diminishing pain and protecting the body against the damaging effects of stress.
✦ SPEND TIME OUTDOORS:
Outdoor recreational activities alleviate stress and promote physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Walking, running, cycling or playing basketball with friends and family is a great way to spend time outside the house.
✦ TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF:
A positive environment encourages the body’s secretion of health-boosting hormones, which in turn improves health. The happier you are, the healthier and stronger you will be.
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