March 23, 2011 by ritadate
Identifying and achieving the rules of healthier living is not an easy task. Remember — stress is one of the major causes of various ailments and although it is necessary to take care of your health worrying about it will cause you more harm than good. This is different from hypochondria where one actually feels symptoms and thinks he is sick. This is pure worrying turned anxiety – mainly created by the deluge of information that we see and read every day.
Dr. Bhooshan Shukla, child psychiatrist at Joshi Hospital, comments that many of his patients’ parents are overly concerned about the health of their children as well as their own. “Do not read books or information about health – read love stories or joke books instead. Most of the information that is published is advertising. Articles cite some research which is by no means extensive and the results only help the product being marketed,” he says.
A common sense approach to health is necessary to lead a fulfilling healthy life. Quit obsessing about your health and live life happily:
• Use moderation for everything. This is the key to happiness. Do not deny yourself anything including occasional desserts or vodka tonics.
• Eat something fresh and raw every day. An apple, a carrot, banana or the like – your body will thank you. But if this is not possible don’t worry about it. Do not obsess about what you eat or do not eat. Stop thinking about the perfect diet and be sensible. You know that fruits and vegetables are good for you so eat as many as is possible for the day. One day you may be so busy that all you have eaten are Maggie noodles and batata vada. This is okay, just go back to eating healthy as soon as your busy period is over.
• Get some physical activity every day. You need not sweat it out in the gym with a personal trainer for one hour. A brisk walk, surya namaskars, cleaning you house, gardening, a dance class or anything you may enjoy all fill the criteria for physical activity. Take pleasure in keeping your body active.
• Have a hobby or do something you enjoy doing. Whether it is reading, painting, cooking, or simply reading recipe books, it should be enjoyable and make you happy.
Health is not something you can ever maintain perfectly – there will always be some things out of your control. Aging is natural and you body cannot remain the same forever. A balanced diet, simple exercises, and a relaxed mind is all it takes to preserve normal health. So stop worrying about your health, do not overindulge and be happy. But remember if you cannot follow any of these points – don’t worry!