Facing health issues due to poor lifestyle? Here are 5 tips for being proactive

Would you like to know how, in the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, without medication, you can save yourself from falling victim to health problems? Make these 5 tweaks to your daily lifestyle to help you adapt to a proactive healthy lifestyle.

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Even if people are becoming more and more aware of their health in the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, many face numerous health problems due to a poor lifestyle. Akshay Modi, Managing Director of Modi Naturals Ltd believes this is mainly because the approach has primarily responded to health concerns rather than being proactive in adopting a healthy lifestyle. He shares with Zarafshan Shiraz a 5-step guide to proactive health that can serve as preventative care for a healthy lifestyle. (Photo by Peter Conlan on Unsplash)

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1. Indulge in Physical Activity - It is age old health advice to indulge in some type of physical activity for general well-being.  Physical activity gives your body the flexibility and strength to function seamlessly in today's digitized world where we spend most of our time in front of the screen, and it also provides a much-needed break for our eyes.  Whether it's a refreshing morning jog or an intense workout, there are numerous options to choose from.  Exercising and dancing are great ways to have some fun while checking off physical exercise off the healthy living checklist.  Activities like yoga and meditation ensure physical and mental wellbeing.  Hiking and biking are other fun activities that add to both fun and wellbeing.  (Pixabay)

1. Indulge in Physical Activity – It is age old health advice to indulge in some type of physical activity for general well-being. Physical activity gives your body the flexibility and strength to function seamlessly in today’s digitized world where we spend most of our time in front of the screen, and it also provides a much-needed break for our eyes. Whether it’s a refreshing morning jog or an intense workout, there are numerous options to choose from. Exercising and dancing are great ways to have some fun while checking off physical exercise off the healthy living checklist. Activities like yoga and meditation ensure physical and mental wellbeing. Hiking and biking are other fun activities that add to both fun and wellbeing. (Pixabay)

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2. Know your nutrients and ingredients - food is such an important part of our lives, but we often don't keep track of what we are eating and in what amounts.  It is important to have a balanced diet, in which you consume all of the various nutrients and vitamins in the required amounts.  By exchanging everyday foods intelligently, you can improve the nutritional values ​​of your meals.  Rice can be exchanged for quinoa, whole grain for ragi, sunflower oil for olive oil.  It's also important to know your ingredients, especially the cooking oil that is used in every meal.  It is also important to buy organic products, eat more often at home and avoid too much of everything.  (Pixabay)

2. Know your nutrients and ingredients – food is such an important part of our lives, but we often don’t keep track of what we are eating and in what amounts. It is important to have a balanced diet, in which you consume all of the various nutrients and vitamins in the required amounts. By exchanging everyday foods intelligently, you can improve the nutritional values ​​of your meals. Rice can be exchanged for quinoa, whole grain for ragi, sunflower oil for olive oil. It’s also important to know your ingredients, especially the cooking oil that is used in every meal. It is also important to buy organic products, eat more often at home and avoid too much of everything. (Pixabay)

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3. Sacred Sleep Plans - A poorly rested body cannot function well, physically or mentally, and this is why one is often grumpy and irritable after a poor sleep.  A good night's sleep is vital for your body to get the much-needed rest and recovery time.  Sticking to a sleep schedule and getting enough sleep will help reduce stress and increase productivity throughout the day.  Ideally, an adult should sleep 7-8 hours straight.  Too little or too much sleep is bad and requires professional attention.  Even quick power naps a day can never hurt.  Not only the length of sleep, but also the timing is important.  Sleeping 7-8 hours at different times each day will do little to help.  Hence, it is recommended to follow sleep plans and today's smartphones even allow it to be set up on the device.  (File photo)

3. Sacred Sleep Plans – A poorly rested body cannot function well, physically or mentally, and this is why one is often grumpy and irritable after a poor sleep. A good night’s sleep is vital for your body to get the much-needed rest and recovery time. Sticking to a sleep schedule and getting enough sleep will help reduce stress and increase productivity throughout the day. Ideally, an adult should sleep 7-8 hours straight. Too little or too much sleep is bad and requires professional attention. Even quick power naps a day can never hurt. Not only the length of sleep, but also the timing is important. Sleeping 7-8 hours at different times each day will do little to help. Hence, it is recommended to follow sleep plans and today’s smartphones even allow it to be set up on the device. (File photo)

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4. Learn Stress Management Techniques - Stress causes severe damage to our hearts and is very often the cause of heart attacks.  Stress management is something that you have to learn by yourself.  To-do lists and priority lists are recommended by experts for anxiety patients.  Fun in activities, time for hobbies or excursions often gives you a break from everyday life, regenerates body and mind and relieves stress.  Stress can also increase emotions, which can also make you lose control, and therefore stress management also helps maintain positive relationships with those around you.  (Unsplash)

4. Learn Stress Management Techniques – Stress causes severe damage to our hearts and is very often the cause of heart attacks. Stress management is something that you have to learn by yourself. To-do lists and priority lists are recommended by experts for anxiety patients. Fun in activities, time for hobbies or excursions often gives you a break from everyday life, regenerates body and mind and relieves stress. Stress can also increase emotions, which can also make you lose control, and therefore stress management also helps maintain positive relationships with those around you. (Unsplash)

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5. Get rid of bad habits - Today's hectic urban lifestyle has its own vices such as smoking and heavy drinking.  These habits are known to cause chronic life-threatening diseases such as cancer.  Uncontrolled alcohol consumption and heavy smoking lead to many short- and long-term health problems.  (Getty Images / iStockphoto)

5. Get rid of bad habits – Today’s hectic urban lifestyle has its own vices such as smoking and heavy drinking. These habits are known to cause chronic life-threatening diseases such as cancer. Uncontrolled alcohol consumption and heavy smoking lead to many short- and long-term health problems. (Getty Images / iStockphoto)

Updated on Jan 11, 2022 02:36 PM IST

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