If the last few centuries were notorious for diseases caused by viruses and bacteria, today’s world is more about lifestyle diseases. Dreaded diseases like small pox, polio, tuberculosis, plague, whooping cough, diphtheria and a few others have all but vanished from the world except in a few pockets. However the same has now been replaced by diseases that are caused by unhealthy and notorious lifestyles.
Today instances of medical ailments caused by blood pressure, hypertension, blood sugar, obesity, high cholesterol and various forms of cancers and dreaded diseases like AIDS are big health challenges for millions of people across the world. Most of these diseases have been brought upon themselves because of wrong way of life. Indiscriminate eating of highly processed foods rich in saturated fats, lack of exercise and sedentary lifestyles and too much of stress and tension in day to day lives are the biggest causes for various types of challenges. Hence what is needed is immediate change to lifestyle and understanding the importance of exercising and moderating on food and drinks.
Stick To Basics
If one is keen on having the best of health and physical fitness, the first starting point is to go back to the basic. Rising early in the morning, going to bed early, walking, jogging, swimming and exercising are a few things that could help a lot. These are very basics and just making up the mind is enough to put
them into practice. It does not cost money and all that is required is a change in attitude and mindsets. Further, the food that we eat should also be very controlled and we should understand the importance of organic and home cooked food. Though fast foods could be tasty they are very damaging to the health and should be avoided to the maximum extent possible.
Food should also be broken up in smaller lots instead of sticking to the conventional breakfast, lunch and dinner regimen. This food habit was fine a few decades ago, when sedentary lifestyles were more of a rarity than regularity. Further we should also understand the importance of eating nutritious food with the right breakup of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
Today’s foods certainly do not have all the required ingredients and therefore going in for some natural supplements would be a great way forward. Hence a few, simples and easily manageable changes would go a long way in helping people to lead better lifestyles and have healthier bodies and minds.