There comes a time in everyone’s life when he/she realizes that health is the most important thing we have. Health is not just absence of illness; health is a complete body-mind balance which gives us enough energy to complete all our daily work and makes us feel good about ourselves. It may seem that we never have enough time for proper care about ourselves but it is not so. We need but little time and enough good will to keep ourselves healthy and well balanced
You Are What You Eat
Food is essential for keeping our mind and body healthy. It helps us make the energy we need for proper functioning of our organism and it helps the flow of that energy through our bodies. Benefits of eating fresh, healthy meals every day are enormous. You can balance your meals easily with proper food combinations: Fresh fruit twice a day, green, red, orange, yellow, as colorful as you can get. Fill half of your plate with vegetables, again, as colorful as possible and a quarter with meat and good carbs. Try to avoid red meat and try to eat oily fish (salmon or tuna) at least twice a week.
If you have to use snacks make sure you use raw seeds and nuts. You don’t have to prepare meals at home, you can eat in a restaurant or get takeout and still eat as healthy as there is. Proper diet doesn’t only take care of your body health – it also takes great care about that balance of mind and body. If you are aware that you are eating healthy and it helps your body add years of good health to your body, it helps your mind stay content and you will feel good about yourself.
In later years we are more and more aware of negative influence stress has on our body and minds. It even affects our minds more than our bodies as a mind is a frail mechanism that can collect different stimulations from our surroundings and can react in many ways to protect our organism. Work induce stress is not only driven by a lot of work but by the work environment we work in as well. Our minds trigger defensive mechanisms against stress, but what when our minds can’t fight stress on their own anymore? Our minds can sustain injuries as well as our bodies.
Persistent stress can cause what is known to be a psychological injury. Such injuries are not visible as physical injuries and are much harder to prove. Such injuries include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety. They can be triggered by actual physical injury or continuous stress. If you are in a doubt that you are suffering from psychological injuries you should consider looking for help of highly trained professionals such as NSW work injury lawyer that can give you the complete picture and explain to you just what are your choices and what you can do about it. You should never ignore psychical injuries as they are equally harmful to your overall health.
We need exercise in order to maintain our bodies and minds in good shape and contribute to our health. You should use every opportunity to exercise even though you don’t think it is a form of exercise. For example, start using stairs, walk more, dance at home while you clean… You will be surprised how much that will make you feel good. Try to find the time, twice a week, for more serious exercise. Find “your thing” – running, yoga, Pilates, Zumba, gym, swimming… There are so many opportunities and so many choices, you just have to find what suits you the best. Exercise helps maintain a balance between mind and body which makes you complete.
Try to find some time, even if it is only half an hour a day that will be just for you. Turn off your phone, find a comfortable place and indulge yourself with an activity that makes you happy and feel good. Reading, TV watching, studying, listening to music… enjoy yourself. That is food for your mind and it will make you feel the joy that is much needed for your health. Some studies show that laughing from your stomach can increase your life span. Sing your favorite song, laugh with all your heart, enjoy life’s little beauties, let yourself love and be loved. That will bring joy to your life and help your body and mind stay healthy and well balanced.
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