“Health is Wealth” is a very old proverb which I’m sure each of you must have known. It cannot be truer. A healthy person goes to work every day, stays focused on his/her job and enjoys the perks of all the good things in life whereas a sick person is generally lonely & not so successful. Even if he/she is, what’s the fun of having the success if you really cannot enjoy it? So start planning a healthy living for yourself and your family. Here are a few tips which will help you in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Eating Habits – Start by improving your family’s eating habits. Nothing beats home cooked food. Enjoy your dinners and lunches at restaurants but keep in mind that home cooked food is generally best for you. It’s hygienic and nutritious as well. Discourage your children from eating fast foods as they are low in nutritious content and high in insoluble fats. Also watch your alcohol intake and smoking habits. If you cannot control it, at least make it a point to do it in moderation. Do some research on some healthy and tasty meals which I’m sure you’ll find aplenty.
Exercise – Another very important aspect to a healthy living is exercising. Our body parts are just like parts of a vehicle, if you don’t keep them working, they will turn into Junk. So make sure that you do at least 20-30 minutes of exercising daily. But our hectic lifestyle makes it difficult to do regular exercises. So just by doing simple things you can arrange your exercises around your lifestyle.
Simple things like taking the stairs instead of a lift, walk instead of driving to your nearby grocery store, do some basic stretching in office itself, do 5-10 minutes of meditation. Walk, run, swim or cycle whenever you can.
Have family getaways – You enjoy your trips with family, like all of us do. Make sure that you add some adventurous activity in there like trekking or some type of sports. If going to the beach, make short runs with the family or if going somewhere close to nature, chase birds. Take your pet with you if you can. Choose your destination to be as close to nature as possible for obvious reasons.
Watch your prescriptions – We live in a world where we take less food and more medicines. Have you ever wondered, what caused all this? Well the answer is very simple, our lifestyle. It makes us depress, we sleep less and grow so many allergies. And we so easily go for our medicals. Well changing your lifestyle a little can really do wonders for your health and I bet that your medicinal dependence will come down gradually.
Make a plan – Nothing that I have mentioned above will matter if you do not implement it properly. Each family is different and their needs and lifestyles are different as well. You’re the best judge of your family and your own personal needs. So make a diet and lifestyle plan for your family. Do that in consultation with your family so that they also know what they are getting into. Make sure once you make a plan and your family approves it that you be consistent in implementing the plan.
Some more things to point out in the end, do educate your children about the need to stay healthy and eat healthy as well. Also if you’re responsible for the health of your family, you should lead the path and change your lifestyle for a healthy lifestyle yourself first and then tell your family to follow you afterwards.
Keeping these simple things in mind will surely help you and your family towards and healthier living and then in turn to a happier living as well.