A Healthy Body and Mind Is a Man’s Biggest Possession

Economists define satisfaction and happiness in terms of GDP. They say that the amount of money one possesses determines the happiness levels. But, little do people think about health. What will one do with millions of dollars and lots of real estate if he/she is not healthy and fit to enjoy the money? So, it is very important that one must pay maximum attention to health, and when that is taken care of, worry about the other important things in life. Moreover, one needs to keep healthy with his or her efforts depending on the personal lifestyle.

The problem starts with obesity. Eating unhealthy and fatty food leads to gain in weight. The gain slowly accumulates and a person becomes obese. The root to most problems is obesity as mentioned above. Problems like high-cholesterol, fatty-liver and blood pressure are the outcome of obesity. So, one can control many problems by controlling weight. The key is to eat healthy. If one is not able to control the diet because of certain reasons, then working out is the best way. Activities like yoga, exercise, and jogging are ideal to shed some weight quickly. Food supplements are also available in the market, which help in losing weight. Detox juices and certain other items help in losing weight. The market is flooded with food items, which cut down weight and also taste good.

Other generic health problems are acidity, which are a consequence of oily and spicy foods. It is said there is brain to gut nerve link, which impacts the problem of acidity. In other words, tension is also associated with acidity. So, keeping healthy mentally is as important as keeping healthy physically. Early morning walks and yoga helps to keep the mind healthy. Talking about foods, items like chocolates and cakes have a lot of calories and aids in gaining weight. It is recommended that one should consult a dietician and plan the daily intake of foods as per the plan. It is necessary to take adequate amount of every nutrient everyday.

Keeping healthy is of utmost importance. In today’s world, it is very easy to resort to an unhealthy diet and lifestyle. But, the real goal is to prevent oneself from that and lead a healthy and happy life.

Importance of Fitness and Its Components

Modern lifestyle is the main cause of people not staying fit. Staying fit has become a great concern for people, proving its importance. Fitness is to the body as intelligence is to the mind. Staying fit is important as it reduces the risk of diseases by more than 80%. Mental fitness helps in maintaining a stressfree and peaceful life. Without being fit, we will not be able to concentrate on our work and not even be able to execute any work properly.

        To maintain fitness, we should know its main components:

  1. Flexibility: It is the ability of our body to move our joints and muscles as much as possible. It is important to maintain flexibility of the body to do work with more accuracy. It can be increased by doing yoga, stretching, etc.
  2. Cardio Endurance: It determines the power of the heart to pump as much blood as possible, and the power of lungs to supply as much oxygen as possible to the body. This can be developed and maintained to stay fit by cycling, long distance running, swimming, etc.
  3. Muscular Strength: This is the power of your muscles to exert the maximum force. It is used for lifting heavy things, weightlifting, etc. It can be developed by push-ups and pull-ups.
  4. Muscular Endurance: It is the ability of the muscles to carry on a work for long period of time. It can be developed by long distance run, cycling and other such activities.

To maintain proper fitness, all of these components should be considered with equal importance. A proper workout should contain all kinds of exercises paying attention to all these components.

Fitness is not something that can be taken for granted. We should put all our efforts to stay fit and also encourage everyone else to stay fit. Apart from the above mentioned components, we should take care of petite things like diet and cleanliness as fitness with all such care only leads to good health. Once we are fit, we should maintain it by regularly exercising and should never let it go down. It should be kept in mind that it is hard work that gains us fitness and not money.