Science of Simplicity: Why People who do not take Stress Lead Happier Life!
What health means to you?
For me, it’s all about physical health and mental health. To be physically healthy means giving your body what it needs such as food (nutrients), water, and exercise. On the other hand, mental health refers to be in a good state of mind.
Difference between being healthy and fit
Most of the folks believe, if you are physically fit, you’re healthy. Usually, Fitness is a result of all nutrition and proper conditioning of the body. It’s a state of physical and mental well-being.
On the other hand, Health is the overall well-being status of a person. Furthermore, being healthy involves free from diseases or illness and not suffering from any pain or injury.
Why do we get stressed?
There could be probably many reasons, but in current scenario technology (Cell phones and Facebook) is the major one. It’s a fact that technology is making youngsters as well as adults’ health weaker day by day.
It increases blood pressure and makes you breathe faster. As a result, constant or deep-rooted stress will make your heart work too hard for too long.
Stressed? Do not ignore the below-mentioned symptoms.
- Chest pain or rapid heartbeat.
- Unexplained shortness of breath
- Having difficulty in relaxing and quieting your mind.
- Low energy, Headaches, Upset stomach, Aches, pain.
- Unable to focus.
- Constant worrying, Racing thoughts.
What about emotional stress?
Emotional stress that stops over around for weeks or months creates high blood pressure, depression, and even heart disease. Apart from it, too much epinephrine can be harmful to your heart.
Tips for maintaining good health
Everybody wants to be healthy, but very few make the effort to actually start working towards it.
Eating healthy doesn’t come naturally to us humans. We love junk, right?
But if you want to maintain good physique you need to maintain good health. It includes regular exercise, good diet, stress management, work-life balance, and many more.
These basic suggestions on how to maintain stress and good health will 100% help you;
1) Eat a good quantity of Fruits and Vegetables.
2) Drink lots of water.
3) Avoid junk and Processed Food.
4) Exercise Regularly.
5) Learn how to manage stress.
6) Get enough sleep.
7) Maintain a balance between work and life.
Stress, Alcohol, smoking and coffee- What’s the connection?
Everyone is familiar with the fact that Smoking is injurious to health. It’s a major cause of all lung cancer and about 90% (or 9 out of 10) people die every year due to smoking. Unfortunately, a large number of women die from lung cancer each year rather than breast cancer.
Most of the people believe that alcohol makes you relaxed. But, little did they know that it get them even more hyper.
It may give you a feeling of relaxation for a while but in reality, it gives you a headache and damages your liver if taken in access.
Moreover, depressed youngsters, adults easily become an addict to alcohol.
Do you know?
According to reports, 60% of Indians consume alcohol, smoke cigarettes and mostly drinks coffee.
There is no doubt; Caffeine consumption by children and teenagers increases their depression, especially among 5th and 10th graders. Caffeine has a negative impact on sleep, which could affect a person’s mood or body.
It is a myth that coffee consumption is a common attempt to overcome feelings of depression!
How to quit Smoking?
Smokers who try to quit smoking with support are more successful than those who do it on their own.
For alcoholics, sudden stoppage can be dangerous. Therefore, the consultation of doctors helps in managing symptoms. Psychotherapy and anti depressant dose are recommended at the initial stage of drinking.
Importance of Yoga and Meditation to Fight Stress
Yoga and meditation when practiced together boosts the connection between mind and body.
There are several styles of yoga which include meditation with physical routines. Simply by clearing the mind and focus on breathing control, we can meditate without practicing yoga as well.
Both yoga and meditation have confirmed health benefits when practiced regularly.
Following are the important benefits of yoga and meditation:
1) Works as a stress buster.
2) Emotionally improved.
3) Creates better health and Diet.
4) Increase elasticity of muscles.
Being healthy is the ultimate goal of life. You should be both mentally and physically healthy. Having good mental health will help you greatly in having fun in life and enjoying it completely. In the same way, physical health makes you feel good about your body every day.
Our health is important to us and our families. We should take care of it to live a better life and secure our future.
Dalai Lama said ‘’ Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.