Despite how advanced medical technology is now, it will never be able to cure you of the issues brought on by an unhealthy lifestyle. It is far preferable to live in such a way that you will rarely get sick rather than seeking a modern medical fix for every issue.
Undoubtedly, prevention is preferable to treatment in terms of cost. Following are seven suggestions for living a long and healthy life. Additionally, the same way of living that keeps you healthy also aids in weight loss.
1. Exercise Enough
People used to have to use their physical bodies to perform their daily tasks in the past. But today, someone might get up, drive to work, sit down, go back in the car, drive home, and then sit down for the rest of the day. There is no physical labor in such a life. This lack of exercise is one of the key causes of varieties of illnesses.
2. When you feel sleepy, get some rest.
Although it may seem obvious, many people ignore their bodies’ signals to go to bed and continue to remain up late. By yoga and Ayurvedic medicine, it is preferable to sleep at night and be active throughout the day. However, other people, including students, would use stimulants like coffee to study well into the night. Some people get into the habit of napping during the day and staying awake at night. Even if we are capable of doing this, our health eventually suffers. Alternative medicine practitioners claim that this unhealthy way of living is one of the causes of cancer and other ailments.
3. When you’re hungry, eat.
This is another straightforward concept, but once more, we frequently ignore the body’s signals. You won’t effectively digest your food if you eat out of habit or under social pressure at a certain time of the day, even if you don’t feel like eating. Acidity and indigestion start, which increases the risk of additional, more complicated disorders developing. An appetite is a sign of health, therefore if you don’t have one, you should wait before eating. (If after waiting a reasonable amount of time and you still don’t have an appetite, you should see a doctor since something is amiss.)
4. Fast Frequently and Continually
Any person who is asked to labor 365 days a year without a break would object and claim that they need a break or they will collapse. But we have never bothered to inquire about or give our digestive systems, which we force to work nonstop for days on end, any thought. They cannot object to their supervisor the same way a person would, but they do let us know that they are unable to work continuously. These organs degenerate when we ignore those signals while yet forcing them to function. Periodic fasting is important because of this. Don’t eat anything for a full day. This allows your digestive system to relax and aids in the removal of waste from your body. One can have more time for intellectual or spiritual interests when they regularly fast. Fasting is a healthy habit that everyone may adopt. It’s not just for cave hermits.
5. Before going to bed, wash with cool water.
As was already stated, getting enough sleep is crucial for maintaining good health. You will feel more at ease and ready for deep sleep if you wash your vital motor and sensory organs—hands, arms, eyes, legs, mouth, and genitalia—with cool water before bed.
6. Practice meditation regularly.
Your body and mind are interconnected. These days, there are a lot of psychosomatic illnesses. Our physical health suffers as a result of stress and anxiety. One of the benefits of meditation is that it enables you to step back from your daily concerns. Develop a basic technique and practice it frequently.
7. Everyday, get up early
I don’t know if the ancient saying is true, “Early to bed, early to wake, makes a person healthy, wealthy, and wise,” but it will undoubtedly make you healthier. Not too much nor too little sleep is required by your body.