Self care and protecting one’s health is one of the most important aspects of human life that we choose to neglect on a daily basis. They say the human body is like a temple which needs to be guarded and taken care of on regular basis. Since childhood, we are accustomed to eating foods that happen to do more harm than good to our bodies. In fact, it is believed that as long as children and young people can get away with anything and everything in terms of dietary intake. Unfortunately, this is not the case. They rightly say ‘You are what you eat.’
As a result of consistently wrong food habits and no emphasis on physical activity, many people end up with deteriorating their health as they age. Although the advancement in science and technology has made people more aware of their health and well-being, still a lot needs to be said and done. Hence while there is an increase in the use of processed food, there is also an awareness of using organic and whole foods. We see both unhealthy and healthy adults these days and one wonders if an equilibrium will ever be a possibility.
While it is important to realise the importance of health since a young age so that people do not reach the pinnacle of bad health anyway, it is also vital to become conscious of health as one advances towards ageing. Towards that part of your life when you are somewhat free from major responsibilities and roles, it is important to stay physically and mentally healthy in order to live a healthy and fulfilled life.
Regular medical check-ups should become part of one’s routine in order to take care of any possible disease that might arise due to age. For instance, if you have hip joint problems, then you must consult a doctor for anterior and posterior hip replacement services. While it is important to stay away from processed and unhealthy foods, having wholesome and organic foods can certainly add more value to your life. After all food plays an important part in one’s health which must not be ignored. Physical activity should also become a routine as the human body was never created to stay in bed. It is vital to remain physically active throughout the day. Taking twenty minutes a day for low impact exercise or simply doing most of your errands by walking and not taking a car or bus can slowly build not only your stamina but good health too.
Apart from these physical aspects, it is mandatory to take care of your mental health as well. We do not recognise the correlation between physical and mental health. The way stress can cause diseases similarly happiness can cure many. It is important to be aware of one’s emotional needs and voice out whenever the need may arise. Sometimes it is okay not to be okay. Hence, in case of any mental health issue, psychiatrists and therapists are your people to go to. Surrounding yourself with like-minded and positive people can have a pleasant impact on your personality. Most of all, cherish your own company and find your side hustle to keep yourself busy. Indulging in home décor also helps with mental health.