Monday, April 9

Ways To Live A Healthy Lifestyle


It's Time To Change!

With the dawn of 21st century, advancement in technology with new gadgets making foray in human lives along with perky salaries has turned down yesteryear’s ideas of simple living to give way for sedentary and lethargic lifestyle. But all this has come with a price. This fast paced life blended with technology advancement has made every individual not only fat on the salary but health wise as well. Competition to perform, pressure to excel has negated the inner stability of an individual and degraded their lifestyle.

It seems like Individuals today have removed the pause/relax button from their life’s remote control. This has turned into a rat race where every individual want to outdo others at cost of their health without knowing the fact that there’s no end to this race. Life is not a race, one must slow down. One must enjoy the journey and should not worry about the destination.

Love Yourself: “A kid always loves himself. He has no idea who Jesus or president of the country is. His love is undivided and only for himself. Society and parents forces him to love them, love all and so his love gets divided. He stops loving himself. If you cannot love yourself, you cannot love others. So love yourself first” [OSHO – The Book of Man].

If you cannot take care of your health, you will not be able to take care of the job/work you love most. Similarly, Stop cigarettes if you love yourself and your lungs.

Give time: Extract time for yourself. Free yourself for at least 1/24th of the day and relax. Free yourself from the clutches of iPod, ipad, laptop, internet or jukebox for at least an hour. Try to be in the moment. Calm down. Go on a walk without your phone and enjoy nature.

Improve your Lifestyle: if you are in a deskbound job that makes your life sedentary, break the jinx and get out of it if you love yourself. Incorporate as much physical activity/movement you can in your daily routine to minimize future consequences.

Here’s some of the ways you can improve your lifestyle:

Drink Water: Drink enough water, at least 2 liters a day: Drink as much water possible, it acts as a cleansing agent to clean your body and keeps you hydrated.

Walk whenever possible: if it’s really not possible for you to extract time for walking, make conscious efforts. Avoid use of lift whenever possible in home or office and if market is near to your place of stay, avoid igniting the fuel and prefer walking.

Sleep for at least 6 hrs: Do not stretch beyond 7. Try to get up before 6 in morning. A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. Make sure you enjoy at least 6 hours of sleep to keep you active for the whole day.

Avoid sitting in front of system (pc's, desktops, laptops) for too long. Give your eyes rest after day’s hard work: if you are in front of system for too long, stretch your back for 15 minutes whenever possible in the day. Wash your eyes with clean/fresh water whenever you feel sourness in eyes.

Quit Facebook: Ever wondered how much of the day you actually fritter on facebook? A recent study shows that 70% of the teenagers in India spend 8 hours on an average on social networking sites like Facebook. You cannot quit facebook at once but can make efforts to reduce the number of hours invested in a day. Make friends in real not virtually.

Pick a hobby: if you think the day’s sundial is moving too slow for you, pick a hobby, something that is of interest to you and keeps you busy. You may not know but you may do wonders in your area of interest someday.So follow your passion.

Have a healthy diet: A recent analysis says 8/10 professionals suffer from various health issues thanks to overconsumption of junk food and unhealthy diet system. More than 70% of the kids in Pune are obese and cannot run or perform physical activities.

Nothing can replace homemade food. Have a healthy and a nutritious diet. Integrate your food with milk and fruits.

Avoid Tea to Avoid Acidity: if you have acidity issues, avoid tea. Make sure your count stays below 2. Try to make it 1 and slowly reduce it to 0.

Exercise: if you are not the step-up kind and find it hard to shake a leg, try Surya-Namaskar in your daily exercise for complete mind and body and relaxation. 5 minutes of Surya-Namaskar exercise will not only strengthen your heart muscle but will give agility to your body.

Run: Run as much as possible to completely eradicate all health problems.

Love yourself to enjoy the journey called LIFE!!!

This post is written for an ongoing IndiBlogger and Stayfree contest “TIME TO CHANGE” on indiblogger.in!

You can follow/join the “Stayfree India” Campaign on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/sftimetochange

29 comments:

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    1. thanks a lot Alka .. thanks for the awesome blogger award .. i am honored to receive this from you !

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  2. very thoughtful post &excellent advice--first we spend our health to gain money;then we spend money to gain health,but can it be regained?

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    1. your statement is very apt to the post Indu .. i completely agree, we all are like this, first we degrade ourself to earn a lot and then the same money is used to cure degraded health. Later, we always cry for the life we chose and for the mistakes made!

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  3. Nice writeup bro. Enjoyed each and every word of it.
    Please read "Who will cry when you die" by Robin Sharma. You surely will like it.

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    1. thanku beere...yes ive already read the book !

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  4. Sorry , left in a hurry in the morning ...well ,i follow all the tips except two and those r
    i m a tea freak cant find hard to give up and the 2nd one poor food habits :)

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    1. tea i understand but you can try to improve your food habits and set an example for kids who look upto you Alka .. learning begins at home Alka, so what you do creates a big impression on others to follow accordingly..!

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  5. Great post and all the best.

    I wanted to thank you for one of your post in which you mentioned the Rule 21. I tried it on few things I wanted to incorporate in my life and now it is a part of my daily routine. Thanks again Rahul...:)

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    1. thank you Saru for liking the post...

      hey that's nice to know that 21 rule helped you in arranging few things in your daily routine .. am happy for you !

      regards
      rahul

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  6. I follow all the tips, except tea one..there is no life without tea for me, let it bring acidity or whatevr:)

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    1. hehehehe...

      i know i understand, life without tea is like pond without water :P

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  7. Great points made, Rahul!

    Very insightful and true. I do manage to make time foe myself without my cell phone (I hate having to use a cell) and as you rightly said, manage to find a lot of peace.

    If more people heed your advice, the world will be a saner place to live in.

    Cheers.

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    1. yes Vishal, little efforts can make a big change in one's life...

      and hey good to know that you take out time for yourself in solitude..

      regards
      rahul

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  8. Great post to read on evening time :)
    Light take !

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    1. yeah Dee...thanks for liking the post...

      seeing you after a long time on my blog :-)

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  9. I think food habits and regular sound sleep are very important. In our hurry, we consume a lot of junk food and that not only makes us obese but it is also very bad for health. How many of us make a conscious efforts to eat fruits/drink fruit juices at least once in a day? I think it's important.

    Destination Infinity

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    1. very well said Rajesh...i agree with you, hardly we find time to do good things !

      initially, we waste our time running after money later we waste our money running for good health!

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  10. that face book one is really needed, everybody got addicted to it..

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    1. yeah, i agree with you Ruchi !

      we must get over it !

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  11. some excellent suggestions there - simple, do-able, nothing fancy at all & yet so effective

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    1. yes, life is actually easy, it's we whose made it complex and difficult!

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  12. Nicely written..i liked all the suggestions :)
    Well done yaar..all the best.
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    Are Hijra's(TransGender) not a Human being.?

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  13. One of the "Ways To Live A Healthy Lifestyle" is to "Quit Facebook", well Said. But what about the last line in the post "You can follow/join the “Stayfree India” Campaign on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/sftimetochange" :)

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  14. Handy advice and fantastic pattern you received below! I would prefer to thanks for sharing your options and putting time into your content you publish! Wonderful job!

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