A popular saying goes thus; "A stitch in time saves nine". You should not wait until you are sick before giving proper attention to your health. Which do you think is better, paying for drugs and hospital bills or having a lifestyle that will reduce your chances of falling sick to the barest minimum? An ancient Chinese said; "Administering medicines to diseases after they have developed is likened to the behavior if people who begin to dig a well after they are thirsty". How true are those words!
Instead of undergoing corrective treatment, the best thing to do is practice preventive treatment. But it is sad to see that many people don't give much thought to this. Perhaps they think they are too busy to make out time or they are overly confident because they rarely fall sick. Many people are just not interested in the aspect of health maintenance as is evident in their harmful behaviors. Come to think of it, how sensible is it to spend millions for treatment and nothing for prevention?
Certainly, there are you can do to improve your health. First and foremost you need to get acquainted with your body. You should know your body's reaction to certain foods, drinks, excercise and stress. Outlined below are 4 aids to good health which you do well to give attention to.
Sensible eating habits
Sufficient rest and sleep
Let us take a careful consideration of these points.
1 . Sensible eating habits
A good kind of food at the right time is the best preventive medicine. There are two types of eating disorders; Anorexia and Bulimia. Anorexia is the starving of oneself voluntarily so as to achieve a slim kind of body shape. While bulimia is the opposite, overeating so as to gain more weight. However, studies have shown that both are detrimental to mental and psychological health. There are proven ways to achieve your desired body type, over-eating or under-eating is never recommended. Sensible eating habits also involves getting enough vitamins and minerals. Therefore, you need fruits, vegetables, tomatoes all in the right quantities. Don't doubt the saying that good food equates to good health.
2 . Regular excercise
Excercise helps to maintain a state of well-being in a person, and can as well be a source of remedy for someone suffering from ill-health. So if you are healthy or otherwise, you need regular excercise regardless. You should make it a routine, not just once in a blue moon thing. The excercise can vary, from simple ones such as walking, climbing steps, stretching to complex ones such as push-ups, cardio exercises and weight lifting. As expressed earlier, know your body well enough and determine what type of excercise you need. At the same time you should keep it in mind not to overdo it and wear yourself out.
3 . Sufficient rest and sleep
Because of body type, work, or overthinking people find it hard to relax and sleep well. But it can be learned. Be relaxed as you go about your daily activities. Smile often. Vacation is very important as well, take a break from work and just have enough rest occasionally. Clear your mind of disturbing thoughts when you are about to sleep. Don't live on coffee and cigarettes. Eat enough essential foods. If you would enjoy good health, then you can't neglect food.
4 . Good habits
If one wants to enjoy good health, your emotions and state of mind must also be taken into consideration. Do away with such things that are bad for your body and soul, things like loose conduct, hatred, jealousy, fits or anger, smoking and heavy drinking. Replace them with beneficial emotions such as love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, self-control. Let me conclude by saying a "cheerful heart is good medicine".
If truly you value your life, you would want to make the best use of your time, physical and mental powers. That is why you need to read and re-read these 4 tips for better health. Doing so will assist you to carry out your mission in life and also give you the wonderful feeling of true physical well-being.