“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi
For most of us, the day starts with dragging ourselves to work, sitting at the workstation for long hours, eating anything that makes us feel better, and sinking into that couch to watch television till we are half asleep. Amidst the usual routine, health takes the backseat. And if this is how you spend a day, there’s a need to bring some drastic changes to how you are living your life. Having said that, let’s look at 12 simple tips on how to maintain good health.
1. Be an early riser
Make it a habit to wake up around 4.30-5.00 am, as this is the freshest and purest time of the day. Go out in fresh air, and you will see that rest of the day will be full of positivity and energy. Also, if you take Ayurvedic medicine, you will get more benefits by rising up before dawn.
2. Start day with sweetness
Mix a teaspoon of honey in a glass of water and drink it every morning. It will kill the toxins in the body. Also, honey water has bacteria-killing properties that will keep diseases at bay.
3. Flush out the toxins
Toxins can be the reason for chronic illness in later stages of life. So, try to eliminate toxins in the form of poop or urine, every morning. As delay could also cause poisoning in the body, so try to establish a morning routine.
4. Watch what you eat
To stay disease-free, you need to pay attention to what you eat. Include fresh, seasonal organic fruits and vegetables in your diet, and stay away from oily and junk food. A healthy diet helps in detoxifying the body and improves the immunity.
5. Eat herbs and spices
Add herbs and spices such as black pepper, ginger garlic, turmeric, and cumin seeds to your everyday meals. These help in reducing bad cholesterol, improving body’s metabolism, and protecting vital organs.
6. Walk as much as you can
Walking is an effective exercise for mental and physical health. It also gives you emotional peace without putting in excessive stress on the body. You can go for morning walk or walk any time of the day to keep the stress away.
7. Drink lot of water
Water is the best way to flush out toxins from body, so keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Drinking sufficient amount of water will also keep the digestive system healthy.
8. Exercise daily
Exercises such as yoga, cycling or aerobics should be a part of your daily routine. Make sure you take out a minimum of 30 minutes for exercise. This will protect you from disease, maintain the weight, and improve blood circulation in the body.
9. Try meditation
Meditation gives your mind a break from worldly worries. Spend some time at a quiet place by closing your eyes and disconnecting the mind and body from everything else. Meditation is an amazing technique to achieve inner peace and heal yourself.
10. Take good sleep
Sound sleep detoxifies and rejuvenates the body. When you get a sound sleep, the inner cells in the body work better to strengthen the immunity and circulate energy to the entire body. To ensure you get a good sleep, take warm bath with essential oils to calm you down.
11. Do milk therapy
If you are unable to get a good sleep or feel tired all the time, try milk therapy. Drink a glass of milk before going to bed, and it will help you fall asleep quickly. However, make sure that you drink organic milk. If you find it difficult to digest the milk, add a pinch of cardamom when it’s boiling.
12. Connect with nature
Our addiction to gadgets and unnecessary things have disconnected us from nature. Try to bond with nature. Instead of sitting glued to television or phone, spend time with trees and flowers. Nature has the power to soothe you and make you free from all stress and problems.
Human body is amazing. It works the way we treat it, so establishing a new routine and getting body attuned to it would not be difficult. All that you need to do is put in a little effort and focus on how to maintain good health. A positive change brought in today will definitely make your life free from disease, stress, and worries.