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Healthy living and important facts of life

Healthy Living The saying “Health is Wealth” has been around for generations. We might infer from this that health is more significant...

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Healthy Living


The saying “Health is Wealth” has been around for generations. We might infer from this that health is more significant than wealth. We can only consider money if we are healthy. One who is in good health can work and make money. You cannot work or make money if you are not healthy.
Only those who are in good health can be joyful. A person can only feed his family if he is healthy. It will be challenging for a sick person to provide for his family. Money cannot buy health, but money can, of course, be earned if one is in good health.
A man’s health is just as vital as his wealth if he wants to lead a healthy, contented, and prosperous life. Everyone is aware that having excellent health is the most essential thing in life. Without proper health, no one can live a happy and quiet life.
The behaviors, plans, and steps one takes to achieve optimum health are known as healthy living. Optimizing your health is a goal of healthy life. It is essential to leading a contented and healthy life.

Components of Healthy living

Healthy food and water

  • Healthy food and water:
    • It’s critical to drink enough water each day for your health. By staying hydrated, you can avoid being dehydrated, a condition that can impair your memory, alter your mood, and result in constipation and kidney stones. When used in place of calorie-containing beverages like sweet tea or ordinary soda, water can assist with weight management and calorie restriction.
      Your body benefits from water in the following ways:
    • hold the temperature steady.
    • Cushion and lubricate joints.
    • Your spinal cord and other delicate structures need to be protected.
    • Utilize bowel motions, sweating, and urination to eliminate waste.
    • After exercising, you need to drink water.
    • to hold the temperature steady.
    • Cushion and lubricate joints.
    • Your spinal cord and other delicate structures need to be protected.
    • Utilize bowel motions, sweating, and urination to eliminate waste.

Water consumption increases when you are:
a. In warmer weather.
b. Done more active physically.
c. becoming feverish.
d. experiencing nausea or vomiting.

There are suggestions for how much water should be consumed daily overall from a variety of foods and beverages, but there is no advice for how much plain water everyone should drink daily. The amount of water ingested each day in the form of meals, plain drinking water, and other beverages is referred to as total water intake (fluid).
Recommendations for daily water consumption vary according to age, sex, pregnancy status, and breastfeeding status. Most of your fluid requirements are satisfied by the water and other drinks you consume. Your diet can provide you with some fluids, especially items high in water content like many fruits and vegetables. One effective method of obtaining fluids is through drinking water, which has no calories.

In living a healthy life, concerning food intake, size matters in your choice of food

Portion Plate

You must consider the below, your food must be
• minimally processed foods.
• must reduce added sugar.
• low in added salt
• Low in dairy content
• Carbohydrates are scarce.
• high fiber content.
• fresh and prepared under hygienic conditions.

Physical activity

  • Physical Activity
    a. Take the Stairs.
    b. Take a walk- alone or with friends/family.
    c. Chores- cleaning the windows, sweeping, arms circling.
    d. Lunges.
    e. Standing calf raises.
    f. Bridge.

Relaxation and Socialization

  • Relaxation and socialization
    a. Take a breather and relax.
    b. Chill output with friends and relax.
    c. Make friends and don’t be a loner.
    d. Create time for recreation and entertainment.

Medical Check-up

  • Medical check-up
    a. Prevents illness and its progression.
    b. Determine your present health status.
    c. Avoid expensive medical treatments.
    d. Prevents sudden death.

Get enough Sleep

  • Every person’s general health and well-being depends on sleep, which is a crucial yet frequently disregarded factor.
  • Sleep is essential for the body’s ability to recover and prepare for another day.
  • Getting enough sleep may also reduce your risk of developing heart disease, gaining too much weight, and becoming sick longer.

Spiritual Well Being

Spiritual Well being

  • Engagement in spiritual communities—such as attending religious services—is linked to healthier lifestyles for healthy people, including longer lifespans, lower rates of depression and suicide, and lower rates of substance abuse.
  • Wellness on a spiritual level recognizes our quest for a greater purpose in life. When our spiritual lives are in good shape, we feel more bonded to both a higher force and others around us. Our daily decisions are clearer to us, and we act in a way that is more in line with our views and values.

References

https://www.google.com/search?q=healthy+food+and+water&oq=healthy+food+and+water&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i512j0i22i30l8.6044j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/water-and-healthier-drinks.html

https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/obesity-and-covid-19.html

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