Today, with a whopping number of reports on increasing diseases related to being overweight and obese, it is important for you to lay your focus on the significance of good health, wellbeing and fitness in your lives. As per several research studies, chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer, and mental issues such as stress and depression are caused due to deficiencies in well-being and fitness. Hence, you must examine all dimensions of your health – physical health, emotional health and mental health to enjoy a well-balanced and healthy life.
The key components of good health are:
1. Healthy Nutrition: A well-balanced, healthy diet affects your body in a positive way. It helps maintain a healthy weight, regulate your blood glucose levels and control chronic health problems such as Diabetes, Cholesterol and Blood Pressure. A healthy diet contains antioxidants and mood elevating nutrients. The various components of nutrition include fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. So, make sure your diet is full of healthy proteins, complex carbs, good fats, and a lot of vitamins, minerals and water.
2. Exercise or Physical Fitness: Physical fitness is important for good health and lifestyle. Think about maintaining a balance between stretching, aerobic and strength exercises. However, you must listen to the messages and signals that your body gives you and allow enough rest time.
3. Hygiene: This is a vital aspect of a healthy lifestyle. The majority of people are not aware of the importance and benefits of taking good care of as well as cleaning their body. For example, you can tremendously reduce your risk of developing some heart diseases simply by brushing as well as flossing your teeth every day. This component also influences your social life as nobody wants to be around those who are unhygienic. This can ultimately result in loneliness and depression. Hence, you can have a longer lifespan, social involvement as well as mental stability with proper hygiene.
4. Other Supportive Habits: These are the lifestyle factors that can determine how well your mind and body function. Make sure you get enough water, breathe good air, have adequate sleep, socialize well, take time for yourself and let go of stress.
The aforementioned components of good health can help manage, control, and even completely avoid nearly 70% of diseases. They also shoo away stress, depression, fatigue etc. So, combine them together for a healthy and happy lifestyle.