It’s time to begin a healthy lifestyle

The world has come to a stage wherein staying healthy and fit is the motto for survival. Staying healthy is now the keyword in fitness regimes. More than a beauty conscious population, we now have people who are determined to stay fit and active. In a way, health is co-related to the word fitness. A person who neglects his health and fitness falls ill. 

What do you mean by a healthy body?

 A healthy body is a person who is in a state of mental, physical as well as emotional well being. He/ She does not suffer from any ailment or pain.

A simple explanation for Fitness

Fitness can be described as maintaining the wellbeing of your body at all levels-physical, emotional(spiritual) and mental states. A fit person is someone who is aware of his physical health and keeps his mind occupied with happy positive thoughts.

What do you need to get a healthy & fit body?

  • A deep and genuine interest to keep your body fit
  • The Will power to stick  to a health & fitness plan
  • The Patience and willingness to wait for and see results

Today we’ll have a look at some very simple changes to adopt for a healthier lifestyle. These are the basic changes you can adopt slowly at your own pace. Make up your mind to keep yourself healthy and fit. Start practising the following points daily. Here, I have divided the points into two groups. One is for your physical health, the other for your emotional well-being.

Focus on your Physical Health

  1. Keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water-a minimum of 3 litres per day. This flushes away the toxic components in the body.
  2. Begin a healthy, balanced diet and control your intake of junk food.
  3. Lower your alcohol consumption and stick to limits
  4. Say no to Smoking-it may be  hard but highly advisable
  5. Introduce loads of fruits and vegetables, especially green leafy veggies.
  6. Start physical exercise- if you are a beginner, start slow and steady
  7. Take up walking for a minimum of 30 minutes per day
  8. Give your body proper rest.

How to keep your mind healthy

  1. Give serious thought to Controlling your negative thoughts
  2. Practice mindfulness through Daily Meditation
  3. Start breathing exercises with the help of an experienced Teacher
  4. Believe in yourself- You create your destiny with positive thoughts
  5. Stay away from negativity
  6. Learn to say No when needed
  7. Practice self-love and make sure to take care of yourself
  8. Laugh away your worries and spend time with close friends who bring out the smiles in you.
  9. Sleep well and sleep sound
  10. Realise that you receive what you send out into the Universe- So keep your vibrations high
  11. Practice gratitude for all the blessings in your life

A concluding tip

Keeping yourself in good spirits and adopting a healthy lifestyle brings you inner peace and stability. Just follow these tips and I promise you will start seeing positive changes in your life. Stay happy and healthy!

My top five techniques to keep calm amidst the chaos

At times, life turns completely crazy and spins in confusing directions. There is chaos everywhere. All of us could do with a superhero in such instances. But how many of you know that you can take control of the situation, Of course,not the external one, we are talking about how you respond. You can face any challenge and overcome difficulties by practicing a few proven techniques .Give yourself some space and start believing in yourself. You have the power to unleash the solutions you are searching for.

Create your own garden of peace

The human mind is a great tool, a powerful one too. The influence your thoughts have on your life is more than you can imagine. All of us have certain dominant thoughts that lay around in our minds constantly. You may be engaged in an activity, however, if you check, you will find that the mind keeps returning to those thoughts whenever possible. So keep thinking positive. The more you focus on good things, happy events- the more positive things you experience. You can create your own garden of peace in your mind. Imagine a calm, serene atmosphere with fresh smells and a lot of abundance in nature. The picture need not be the same for all. If you are not a nature person, think about a place that gives you a lot of peace. Visit this place when your mind gets disturbed. Feel and inhale peace surrounding you.

Keep still as you  focus on the task on hand

For most people, doing one thing at a time is difficult. It feels like wasting time while concentrating on only one thing. Most people are experts in multi-tasking. That’s what they have learnt to do to manage a lot of things. However, in the long run, this becomes stressful and tedious. While smart multitasking enables us to complete our daily tasks effectively, it also takes a toll on our emotional, mental and physical health. So once in a while, learn to take a break. Just try doing one thing at a time. If you are working on an official report, do just that. If you are teaching your kid, concentrate on that. Likewise, every little task for that day should be done slowly and calmly. It makes a huge difference to take one day off from all that hustle and enjoy doing one thing at a time.

Practice gratitude and prayer

Even during the worst times in our lives, there is always something to be grateful about. This is not just an age-old sentence that you have read or been advised about. It is a fact. There is an unlimited source of energy or strength that some of us call God, others may call it The Universe as well. Tap into that source. You may be overwhelmed with worries and can be completely tensed. However, there will be one small thing that you can always be grateful for. It is up to you to realise that gratitude always fills your heart with strength. Being grateful for the smallest things is a silver lining on any dark day. If you don’t find anything at all, just be grateful that you are still breathing and have woken up that day. You get more to be grateful if you train your mind to keep saying Thanks!

Indulge in outdoor activities

There is nothing like a cool breeze to calm your senses. A long walk in solitude gives you the answers to many questions. Physical exercise or other outdoor activities release hormones that eliminate uneasy feelings. Once you exercise your body well, you will be more focused on getting better, both physically and mentally. Take some time off from your busy schedule, say 30 mins, to take a good run or have a long walk. Join a gym or a yoga class and give yourself the benefit of a daily healthy routine. This gives you great results in your appearance and mental well being.

Vent out to a true friend

Everyone has at least one person whom they consider as a true friend. It could be your partner, your parent, a sibling, a close friend, a mentor or anyone who makes you feel safe. Someone who doesn’t judge you. Talk to such buddies. Vent out your feelings and let them know what you are going through. Feeling demotivated and being in low spirits is not unusual. Don’t keep it to yourself. If you don’t want to speak it out, just hang out with your friend. Spend time talking about any other topic. Watch a movie together, go for walks or even better- go have some of your favourite snacks! Distracting yourself and paying attention to what your friends have to say is a great way to heal yourself. A cup of coffee and a hearty chit chat may be all you need to push away those negative thoughts!

Concluding note

When life gets crazy, take a step back. Let the chaos run its course. Know that you can stay calm and stable even when nothing is going your way. Keep up the right attitude and focus on the good aspects of life. When life pushes you against the wall, stay alert and check how you respond. It is easier said than done, however, give it all you have. Turn your life around by choosing your thoughts and focusing on the good!

Welcome to ‘Love your life’

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

Hey there…Dawn to dusk, we all rush through our days to finish off chores, work deadlines, family commitments and so much more. At the end of the day, most of us are left with the option to drop down fatigued and dead tired. Through this blog, I am trying to bring in some kind of relief, lots of joy and a platform for all of you out there to share what you really want out of this beautiful life that we have been gifted. Let’s start a wonderful journey right now… Feel free to tell me what topics you would like me to include and what you would like to read more about.

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