Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean hours of training at the gym and eating only salad leaves. It’s about making easy-to-manage healthy choices in your day-to-day living. So let’s start with some of the basic lifestyle practices that we do completely wrong.
Sitting for long hours: Office workers generally spend 6 to 9 hours on an average sitting in the office. Sitting for long hours puts pressure to low back of your body and can cause severe pain and suffering, but it does not mean standing is the only solution to this problem. Do you remember the character King Julian in the movie called “Madagascar” and song called “I like to move it.” It’s fun and every little things you do in your daily life to burn calories will help you to stay fit. Every day, every time whenever you can. Although a little exercise session is great to work into your daily routine.
Eating Healthy: When it comes to healthy eating, there are lot of theories. But no one knows that eating is all about preferences. Here one size does not fit all; particularly for Indian food lovers. Every state has his own style of food culture and every religion here in India has their own preferences. We also know that our body is built to accept the food preference which we want to have. We must not forget, when we take the food we must burn the calories too. But actually what we do we would like to eat like an Indian and work like a western. That isn’t acceptable at all. More food we eat more calories we have to burn. Besides that we must invest little more on the quality of the food too. Else no matter how much calories we burn our food is contaminated with pesticides, chemicals, colors and other harmful ingredients to create health issues in our stomach.
Choice of Lifestyle: People living a healthy life have a better chance of avoiding cancer. Research shows that many types of cancers can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices that should begin as early as childhood. These healthy lifestyle choices may reduce your risk of getting cancer during your lifetime. Here are some of the very important lifestyle practices you might want to match with yours to check if your lifestyle is healthy.
(1) Exercise or move your body: Either you must work out for 30 mins a day or choose to do some heavy work which will make you sweat like gardening, walking to market, using stair cases instead of lift etc.
(2) Eat fresh & good: No matter what you eat, first you must eat good food and second you must eat best on your work out chart. Yearly once a lipid profile test and general health checkup will let you know if your health is ok.
(3) Expose to Sun light: Vitamin D is one of the most essential items needed by our body. It helps to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. Also lack of Vitamin D can cause Fatigue and Tiredness, Bone and Back Pain, Depression, Impaired Wound Healing, Bone Loss, Hair Loss, Muscle Pain & other health troubles. Most people can make enough vitamin D from going out in the sun daily for short periods with their forearms, hands or lower legs uncovered and without sunscreen.
It’s not known exactly how much time is needed in the sun to make enough vitamin D to meet the body’s requirements. This is because there are numerous factors affecting the formation of vitamin D, like your skin colour or how much skin you have exposed. So you should be careful not to burn your skin in the sun, so take care to cover up, or protect your skin with sunscreen, before your skin starts to turn red or burn.
Small, incremental changes are far more likely to be successful than an “all-or-nothing” approach. In the same way, small, incremental changes are the best approach as it transitions into a fitness culture. From now onwards start making incremental changes to your life and begin experiencing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Your little investment towards your health today will keep you away from sickness and eventually not only you; the community surrounding you will get benefited too.