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Health and Wellness – Part II

By Tahira

health 2We often discuss health. But what is health – rather good health. We referred to the dictionary for the first post, but – to be very honest, good health is difficult to define. However, keeping in mind that bad health is equated with the presence of a disease, ideally good health should not only be the absence of a disease but, from a broader perspective good health should encompass a much positive idea about both – mental and physical fitness.

Every individual’s health is defined by several perspectives including social circumstances, medical care, behavioural patterns and also attitude towards life in general. So, healthcare in general is an important aspect in an individual’s life since good health does ensure happiness. While healthcare largely refers to prevention, treatment and of course managing health properly, our behaviour related to health is largely shaped by our own values; upbringing and also the kind of company one keeps. Healthy individuals succeed in completely mobilising all their resources – both mental and physical – thus enhancing their chances of survival and leading a happy fulfilling life.

health 4Achieving full health quotient, more so remaining healthy is an active process that requires constant efforts. Natural health is normally based on prevention of diseases while keeping our mind and body under complete control of ourselves. It is more about striking a balance and maintaining the same throughout through three major aspects – a balanced diet, right amount of physical exercises and proper regulation of emotions. Once we have been able to achieve this balance – health along with happiness is definitely ours.

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Health and Wellness – Part I

By Tahira

health 1 The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines health as the “state of being physically and mentally health”. An integral part of human life, health and fitness is also a good way to find happiness in life. There are several ways to gain health and fitness.

Firstly, it is our eating habits and secondly sleeping for adequate hours in a day and or finally forms of physical exercises like – swimming, cycling, jogging or yoga.

An unhealthy or unfit human body is prone to several diseases. In the recent past, the concern about health and fitness, especially among young Indians, has increased to a great extent. The mushrooming of health spas, fitness centres, yoga schools are examples of the same. Today’s generation look forward to a healthy lifestyle even after retirement – thus more often they are seen in indulging in fitness activities in order to not only stay fit but also look younger.

Despite such increasing health concerns, a large percentage of the populace tend to neglect their health concerns due to increasing hectic work schedule – where probably a power-point presentation is more important than a mere 30 minutes’ brisk walk in the early morning. But what green appleswe fail to realize is that such hectic schedule, can actually take a severe toll on out health, both – mental and physical.

Here comes the importance of striking a balance. Acquiring good health and maintaining it throughout is not an easy task. It is a result of constant efforts that yields perfect results. But once achieved, you are bound to cherish it all your life. So, cheers to good health and happiness.