No matter how good modern medical technology is, it can never save you from the problems caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. Instead of getting a modern medical solution for every problem, it is far better to live in such a way that you almost never 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 disease 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 go home and, once back, 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 numerous diseases. Sport, running. walking and other things should be added to our life if our normal work does not require us to exercise physically. myself
2. Go to sleep when you are sleepy
It may sound simple, but many people stay up late even when their body tells them it’s time to sleep. Practitioners of yoga and ayurveda also say it is best 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 a habit of being active at night and sleeping during the day. While we can do it, it ultimately affects health. Alternative practitioners claim that this unnatural lifestyle is one of the contributing factors to the cause of cancer and other diseases.
3. Eat when you are hungry
This is also a simple idea, but again, we often go against the messages of the body. If you eat out of habit or out of social pressure at a certain time of day, even when you don’t have a real appetite, you won’t digest food properly. Heartburn and indigestion begin, and this contributes to the possibility of other, more complex diseases taking hold. Having an appetite is actually a sign of good health, but if you don’t have an appetite, you should wait a while and then eat. (If you have no appetite even after waiting a reasonable amount of time, you should see a doctor because something is wrong.)
4. I fast regularly and systematically
If I asked someone to work 365 days a year without resting, they would complain and say they have to rest, otherwise they will collapse. But we 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 protest their boss, but they give us signs that they can’t work nonstop. When we ignore those signals and force them to function anyway, those organs break down. That is why periodic fasting is necessary. Refrain from eating for a whole day. This gives your digestive organs rest and also helps remove waste from your body. Regular fasting allows a person to gain additional time for intellectual or spiritual pursuits. 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 previously mentioned, adequate sleep is essential for maintaining 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 a deep sleep.
6. Do your meditation regularly
Your body is connected to your mind. Many of the diseases of this era are psychosomatic. Stress and anxiety impact our physical health. Meditation is a mental exercise that, among other things, allows you to detach yourself from the worries of life. Learn a simple technique and do it regularly.
7. Get up early every day
Again the old saying: “Go to bed early, get up early makes a person healthy, rich and wise.” I don’t know if it will make you rich, but it will definitely make you healthy. Your body needs enough sleep, neither too much nor too little.
Follow these tips and you can’t go wrong.