Health- Get to Know Health
Health! We often used this word day and day out. We want our health our to get better and better. We work for it.
But when we say health what do we actually mean.
What is health
Health is a state of being free from any kind of illness and diseases. It is a state of complete mental and physical and social well being. When you are in this state, you are called healthy.
What does unhealthy mean
Bad health is a synonym of unhealthy. This means you are not in a state of physical or mental well being.
When you suffer from a disease that means you are not physically fit thus you are unhealthy or having bad health.
When you are depressed that means you are not mentally fit thus you have a bad health
When you are anxious that means again you are not mentally fit thus you have a bad health and you can be called unhealthy.
When you are not liked by others in the society, you are not socially well thus you are unhealthy.
If you more prone to diseases than others that would mean you are not healthy. As in the case if you are suffering from obesity.
So you need to understand that health is not only about physical well being but also mental well being.
How to achieve optimal health
What I mean here by optimal health is able to be called healthy. As said earlier health is not only about physical well being but also mental and social well being.
In order to achieve an optimal health, you need to make sure you are mental, socially and physically fit.
The way to become mentally healthy
Being mentally fit means being in a state where your brain functions well without any problems as well as it can handle mental diseases like anxiety and stress easily.
- Keep your brain fresh and working
There is a famous Hindi proverb, in English, it will look like this- An empty brain is a host for evils. This means when your brain is free, it thinks about unnecessary things which can result in bad decisions thus bad results. So keep using your brain is necessary for making it work better. People who are jobless are more prone to suffer from anxiety and stress from people with a job. So get a job soon if you don’t have and don’t sit idle.
- Exercise your brain
To keep your brain fresh and growing, exercise it. You can play mind games like soduko, crossword and chess to make your brain sharper. This would help you make correct decisions in life and thus prevent any future mental disease.
- Sleep well: Your brain needs rest
It is crucial to keep working but over-thinking is dangerous. When you are at bed try not to use your brain and concentrate just on sleeping otherwise you can suffer from sleeplessness which can affect both your physical and mental well being.
- Drink coffee
If you think you can be a victim of depression. Try drinking coffee every day. It has been proven that coffee helps fighting depression.
- Keep trying new things
Feel free to do other things when you get bored. If you are doing a 9 to 5 job then you would feel bored and sick of it and you would be willing to go to the job but you need to go. This can affect your mental health. So to prevent it try going on vacations and experimenting new things or maybe a job.
- Be positive
Try to be positive. If you think negatively every time, this can make your mental health week. Thinking positively helps you fight problems and maintain your mental well being.
The way to become physically health
Mental health is necessary but if you are not physically fit, it is no use. Both thee states are correlated.
If you will be mentally then only you can focus on your physical health and vice versa.
You know that how you can become physically fit but for some of you I am listing some ways down:
- Eat Well
That’s obvious. If you want yourself to be physically fit you need to eat well. Eating a lot of junk food can make you unhealthy and eating very less can make you weaker. Eat just the right amount of food with the right amount of nutrients. Try to Consume food for nutrients rather than calories.
- Avoid bad food
Not every eatable substance is healthy. There are some foods which can affect your physical health. Like taking too much of cholesterol and fat can increase heart problems. Avoid junk food as junk food is only aimed to provide calories, not nutrients.
- Avoid drugs, tobacco, and alcohol:
That’s more than obvious. I know it and you know it that these things are bad for health. Most of them can cause cancer. These are more like a poison that will kill your body from inside slowly.
- Boost your Immunity
Your immune system is what helps you recover from diseases and stop them. If you will have a weak immune system you are more prone to diseases than others. So it becomes crucial for your physical fitness to boost your immune system. This can be done by eating a lot of fruits and vegetables and other foods and things that boost immunity.
No need to write more on this. Exercising is a proven method to get physically fit. More than this exceeding will also improve your mental health.
- Keep drinking water
Water is necessary. About 70% of your body is water. Make sure you don’t get dehydrated by keep drinking water. More than this drinking enough water will ensure you don’t get any digestive problems like constipation or the opposite.
- Take care of hygiene
If you are un-hygienic than you are unhealthy because you are more prone to diseases. Make sure you bath daily, wash your hands properly and wash your clothes regularly.
- Stay active
A Lazy body is the most prone to diseases. So make sure you are active. Wake up early and sleep early. Have not you heard- early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy and wise.
Other factors that can affect your health
Make sure you follow these tips above to be in a complete well-being state called health.
But despite these, there is certain other precaution you need to tale so that you can maintain your health.
Here are I list some of them:
- Avoid injuries
You never wanna make yourself injured intentionally. But you know you may get injured accidentally and this can affect your physical as well as mental health. So make you avoid any type of injury. The best way to do it is being alert and not taking any type of risks.
- Become rich or get out of debt
According to several types of research, the main reason behind bad health is poverty. Not shocking. If you are poor how can you afford to eat well? Poverty leads to mal-nutrition thus bad health. Even if you are able to afford good food, being poor many times lead to bad mental health. So make sure you try something to get rich and get out of debt. This will not only make you physically fit as you can afford good food but moreover mentally fit as you will have some reason to run your brains.
- Your surroundings and environment
Make sure you have a good company. Bad company can make you take wrong decisions thus can give you stress and anxiety. Apart from your company, take of your surroundings. Keep it clean to ensure it does not make you sick.
Many times people inherit some diseases from their parents by birth so make sure if you have some history of diseases like cancer or diabetes to concern your doctor.
Most common diseases you need to take care of
- Common cold
As the name suggests common cold is a common disease that can affect anybody in this world. This disease is caused by viruses in your respiratory tract. Usually seen in children, it can affect adults also if your immune system is weak. This generally doesn’t last for long but still, it can affect your physical health. To avoid this make sure you boost your immunity.
The most common adults suffer from. Depression is a state where your mind does not function well and this can affect your physical health too. To make sure you don’t attack by depression use the tips I gave above in the mental health section and drink coffee.
Ye another disease many people suffer from especially in India. Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood. To avoid this disease make sure you lose excess body fat, you follow a low-calorie diet with more plants, You drink more water and sleep well.
Asthma is yet another common disease that many people suffer. Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that makes breathing difficult. With asthma, there is inflammation of the air passages that results in a temporary narrowing of the airways that carry oxygen to the lungs. This results in asthma symptoms, including coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. Make sure you avoid this condition by taking suitable precautions.
- Stress and anxiety
Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life, but in some people, they can become bigger issues. if stress and anxiety begin interfering with your daily life, it may indicate a more serious issue. If you are avoiding situations due to irrational fears, constantly worrying, or experiencing severe anxiety about a traumatic event weeks after it happened, it may be time to seek help.
Obesity is a big problem the world is suffering. Obesity itself is not a disease but state, where you are most prone to many diseases like diabetes, asthma, heart, and a lot of others.
Being Healthy is being free of diseases be it a mental disease, physically or sometimes a social disease. To ensure you maintain your health follow the tips I listed above.
And also take care of other factors that can cause bad health like mal-nutrition and drugs.
Thanks for reading. Stay healthy and stay active.