No matter how good modern medical technology is, it can never save you from the problems caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. Rather than getting a modern medical solution for every problem, it is far better to live in such a way that you hardly ever get sick.
Certainly an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Here are seven tips on how to live a long and healthy life. Plus, the same lifestyle that helps you avoid illness also helps you lose weight.
1. Get enough exercise
In the past, people had to use their physical bodies in the course of their normal work. But today someone can get up, drive to work, then sit down, get up to drive home, and when they get home, sit down again for the rest of the day. In such a life there is no physical work. This physical inactivity is one of the main reasons for a number of diseases. Sport, running. walking and other things should be added to our life if our normal work does not require us to exert ourselves physically. me
2. Go to sleep when you are sleepy
This may sound simple, but many people stay up late even when their body tells them it is time to sleep. Yoga and Ayurvedic practitioners also say that it is better to sleep at night and be active during the day. However, people like students will drink coffee and stimulants to study late into the night. Others develop the habit of being active at night and sleeping during the day. While we can do this, it eventually affects health. Alternative practitioners say that this unnatural lifestyle is one of the contributing factors to the cause of cancer and other diseases.
3. Eat when you’re hungry
This is also a simple idea, but again, we often go against body messages. If you eat out of habit or due to social pressure at a certain time of day, even when you have no real appetite, you will not digest your food properly. Heartburn and indigestion begin, and this contributes to the possibility of other more complex illnesses taking hold. Having an appetite is actually a sign of good health, but if you don’t have an appetite, you should wait a bit and then eat. (If you don’t have an appetite even after waiting a reasonable time, you should see a doctor because something is wrong.)
4. I fast regularly and systematically
If you asked anyone to work 365 days a year without a break, they would complain and say they have to get some rest or they will break. But we have never bothered to ask or think about our digestive organs that we force to work day after day without rest. They can’t protest like a person would to their boss, but they do give us signals that they can’t work nonstop. When we ignore those signals and still force them to work, those organs break down. That is why periodic fasting is necessary. Refrain from eating for a full day. This gives your digestive organs a rest and also aids in the removal of waste from your body. Regular fasting allows a person to gain additional time for intellectual or spiritual activities. Fasting is not for hermits in a cave, but it is a sensible practice that anyone can practice.
5. Wash with cold water before going to bed.
As mentioned above, adequate sleep is essential for the maintenance of health. Washing your important motor and sensory organs (hands, arms, eyes, legs, mouth, genitals) before sleeping with cold water will relax you and prepare you for deep sleep.
6. Perform meditation regularly
Your body is linked to your mind. Many of the illnesses of this era are psychosomatic. Stress and anxiety take a toll on our physical health. Meditation is a mental exercise that, among other things, allows you to let go of the worries of life. Learn a simple technique and do it regularly.
7. Get up early every day
Again the old saying, “Going to bed early, getting up early makes a person healthy, rich and wise.” I don’t know if it will make you rich, but it will certainly make you healthy. Your body needs enough sleep, not too much and not too little.
Follow these tips and you can’t go wrong.