Towards Good Health!

A few simple rules to follow to feel good, look good and be healthy...

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‘Health is wealth’ may be a cliché but nevertheless is a maxim you need to reiterate to yourself, time and again!

What should you do to keep healthy, at any age? Eat well, live well, think well and make some simple rules a part of daily life. Not too difficult if you put your mind to it.

The Woman compiles a list of healthy tips – simple, realistic and practical everyday remedies for good health. All you need is the will and determination to follow them, if not altogether but atleast one tip at a time. Good luck! For the ‘good health’ you rightly deserve!

# Get good sleep – Sleep is a determining factor of how your body tunes itself. A good night’s sleep lays the foundation for an energetic and refreshing day. Get alteast six uninterrupted hours of sleep every day.

# Take care of your skin – A good skincare regiment goes a long way in how you look and feel. Do not forget to use sunscreen during summer and use moisturisers during winter. Go in for herbal facials once in a while. Above all, smile a lot. It will make your skin shine!

# Walk the Talk – It’s not enough to talk about good health. You have to walk too to maintain good health. Try and walk a mile every day. Apart from the benefits of being in the open air, it reduces the risk of heart disease, strengthens bones and keeps them strong.

# Guzzle by the gallon – Water spells good health. Drinking 10-12 glasses of water flushes out the toxins. It is also good for the skin as well as the entire system and keeps you hydrated during any season.

# Cut out the fat – Eating too many high-fat food can leave you listless and with less energy apart from increasing your blood cholesterol levels. Control your intake to the minimum, just as an occasional treat.

# Be spiritual – Keep your mind free from clutter. Practise meditation. Spirituality helps get rid of negative emotions and look at life in a different perspective. And as they say, “A healthy mind means a healthy body.”

# Be social – It is healthy to have a close circle of friends with whom you can share laughter as well as tears. A strong social network also means an efficient support system. After all, good health does not only mean being physically fit, it means social well-being as well.

#  Manage stress – In this dog-eat-world, stress is a given and it is easy to be overwhelmed by it. When faced with stressful situations, learn to breathe easy. Take slow, deep, diaphragmatic breaths – they can trigger a relaxation response in your whole body.

# Learn to relax – Take up a hobby or a pastime. Listen to music or learn dancing. This helps you to fight stress and depression.

# Don’t worry about weight – Throw away your scales. Work on how you look and how you feel. Aim to lose weight in the form of unhealthy body fat.

# Be Positive – Avoid negative thoughts and being among negative people. Work on making your mind and body strong. Challenge the negative thoughts and turn them into positive ones.

As women multi-tasking all the time, we tend to neglect our health. It’s time we put health high on our list of priorities. And start working towards it!