Even modern medical technology can’t save you from the problems of an unhealthy lifestyle.
It is better to try to live in such a way that you stay healthy, instead of getting a pharmaceutical fix for every problem.
Even a small righteous act is undoubtedly better than nothing.
As we are getting closer to 60, it is time to evaluate our unhealthy actions, and what steps are needed for a healthier life. What have we done before, and what we need to do to have a healthy life when we retire.
Here are some thoughts on how we are going to make our path towards a longer and healthier life.
Besides, the same steps that help us to avoid illness also help us to lose weight.
1. Exercise, exercise, and exercise
In the past, physical activities were a norm in the course of peoples regular work.
Today we typically go to work in a car, then sit down on a computer for the whole day. The go home in a car. When back at home, sit down again, TV, computer and so on.
In this typical cycle of the day, there is no physical exercise. Physical inactivity is one of the reasons for many diseases.
Our average day does not require us to exercise ourselves physically.
So walking, hiking and running and other things must be added to our daily routines.
When I’m at home, I just put on my workout shoes and clothes, then I’m ready to go to my home gym.
Ever wondered, how much exercise should the average adult have every day? Well, as a general rule, aim for at least half an hour. But that’s just the baseline. Check more on here.
2. Go to sleep when you feel sleepy
Many people don’t listen to their body when going to sleep. They stay up late even when their body is saying it is time to sleep. We can do this, but it eventually takes a price on health.
Health doctors say that this kind of unnatural living is one of the contributing factors in the causation of cancer and other illnesses.
It is healthier to sleep in the night and be active during the day.
3. Get up early every day
Once again the old saying, “Early to bed, early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise.”
Maybe it doesn’t make you wealthy, but it will surely make you healthy.
Your body needs just enough sleep, not too much and not too little.
4. Eat right amount of healthy food
This is also a simple idea. Once again we often don’t listen to our body. Do you eat out of habit? Do you eat needles snacks, crackers, or whatever, even when you are not hungry?
Having an appetite is indeed a sign of good health. But if you have no appetite at a specific time, don’t just rush to eat, but instead, wait for the appetite.
But if you have no appetite even after waiting a reasonable amount of time, then something is wrong, and you should consult a doctor.
5. Regular fasting
What if you asked any person to work every day per year without any pause? They would protest, and say that they need some rest, or else they will break down.
But we have never asked or thought about our digestive system? It works day after day without a rest. But it gives us signals that it cannot work non-stop. If we ignore those signals and still enforce it to work, those organs might break down. That is why periodic fasting is good. Refrain from eating for 18 to 24 hours.
This gives a rest to your digestive organs and also helps in the removal of wastes from your body. Regular fasting allows you to gain extra time for mental or spiritual pursuits. Fasting is a sensible method that anyone can practice.
6. Meditate on a regular basis
Your body is linked to your mind. Many of the complications of this era are psychosomatic. Stress and anxiety take their toll on our physical health.
Meditation is a mental practice which, among other things, allows you to detach yourself from the worries of life. Learn a simple technique and do it frequently.
Follow these tips, and listen to your body, then you are on the right track.