One day our life is going to end, but what matters is how we lived till our end. Here our lifestyle plays a major role and it determines the quality of our life. None of us wants to die with suffering or dependency, but for that we have to have some knowledge about how to live a healthy lifestyle.
It’s not that we don’t have any knowledge, but we are always lacking in implementation.
So let’s revise our knowledge and start implementing on that.
Factors which affect our lifestyle:
- Mental attitude Stress – How it affects our lifestyle ?
- Physical activity What happens in your body when you do physical activity?
- Diet Why a healthy diet is important?
These are the factors which determine the quality of our lifestyle or the level of health. According to our level of health, we get sickness and it also decides the intensity and duration of sickness.
I am sure till now you have understood that we are not going to get optimum health till we are not maintaining all above factors together.
I will tell you a story of a person who was obsessive about his physical fitness. He exercised whenever he got the time. He had healthy food and good water intake. He used to sleep late and got up early for the exercises.
If we study this case he was doing great things but there was no synergy in all factors which gives us a healthy lifestyle. If we observe properly, his lifestyle was lacking in proper sleep and because of sleep debt, he died of heart attack at an early age.
Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. People who don’t sleep enough are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, regardless of age, weight, smoking and exercise habits.
One study that examined data from 3,000 adults over the age of 45 found that those who slept fewer than six hours per night were about twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack as people who slept seven to eight hours per night.
Now we can understand the importance of each factor. We can’t ignore a single factor if we really want to have a healthy lifestyle.
‘Synergy‘ is the keyword and we need to keep it to have a healthy lifestyle.What do you mean by keeping Synergy?
Synergy means to follow all factors together. When we try to live stress-free life, do proper daily exercises, have balance diet, keep proper hydration and take proper sleep all together, then we are keeping proper synergy.
If we can do this, it will lead us to live a peaceful and healthy life.
We need to understand each factor in detail and should incorporate healthy habits in our routine.
Mental attitude: It is the most important factor to have a healthy lifestyle. We should always live in the present moment to have a stress free life.
Physical activity: We should do some physical activity at least 30 mins per day, so that our cells can get oxygen and nutrients for optimum functioning.
Diet: We should concentrate on adding more healthy food in our diet rather than worrying about having wrong food.
Water: Our body is made up of approx. 65% of water. Water helps in many ways to keep our body healthy. It helps to remove toxins from our body and maintain our health.
Sleep: It helps to repair the damage of the cells, which occurs throughout the day.
We will learn about each factor one by one in upcoming articles.