Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Health: Stay Fit and Invigorating

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Keeping yourself healthy is not an easy task. I have no doubt that health is one of the pivotal elements of the fundamentals of living. But as we grow up, often, most of us neglect our health from day to day. At the end of the day, we will suffer from various ailments that have no cure. Always, lack of time, work load, and life commitment are the reasons that shirk us away from giving ourselves a breather to do something beneficial for our health. Simply, we are always told what to do to stay healthy, but little did we know how to do it. Coming to this notion, what should we do to keep ourselves healthy?

We must come to a realisation that one of the ways to stay healthy is to stay fit. The word fit itself explains the whole thing about fitness. We must take care of our fitness. Yet, it comes to the question of what we should do to stay healthy. When talking about staying fit, it has something to do about our exercise regularity. Second, we must get ourselves involved in sports. We should not exert ourselves to do difficult and hard activities like weightlifting or playing rugby, only a brisk walk around the park will do to stay fit. In return, it makes our body and our heart stronger whilst helping us to reduce our stress. Plus, an interesting fact to highlight here is that when we exercise, our body produces chemicals that make us feel happy. Is not this what we want? As a result, we can avoid such diseases like heart diseases and obesity which are the main “killer” among Malaysians. 

Ever wondered how does what you eat affect your life? As the saying goes, you are what you eat. Yes. Our foods determine our level of health. If we eat something nutritious and good-for-us, it will benefit our health a lot. However, the story will be totally different if we eat unhealthy food. Now we should know that eating right is one of the steps to stay healthy. To eat right is to consume healthy food like vegetables, fruits, and carbohydrates. Another thing is to have a balanced diet in the intake of our foods, such as more vegetables than meat. Henceforth, eating healthily will give our body the nutrients to have energy, stay healthy, and fight disease. It helps to keep us at a desirable weight so that we do not have to undergo extreme diet to have a slim figure. Also, it makes us feel good that we pride ourselves of our healthy body and how we look.

 Overwhelmed by the fact that stress gives a bad impact on our health, we need to manage our stress to stay healthy. When we are under stress, our mind become haywire and everything we do is not right in our eyes. It makes us feel down and we get gloomy. The point is, stress is really damaging for our health. It leads to depression and in serious aftermath, it can cause suicide case. See how deleterious the stress can be for us. Upon saying this, we should question ourselves how we fight the stress when it runs our life. To manage our stress is to find ways to relax and do something we enjoy. Remember, we have to live our lives in a way that we do things that we love and venture life from other perspectives. The relief of talking to your family and friends about your problems and conflicts can also be a way to reduce stress. For this reason, it makes us feel happy, happier and most importantly; it makes us healthier as result of free from stress. 

Much has been said about this, but still we lack health-awareness in our daily life. Just remember- if we do not start to stay healthy now, then we should not dream to live long, a fact that depends on our fate. At the very least, prevention is better than cure. We should not wait to realise the importance of staying healthy when we are already on our deathbed. Forget what people want to say, you determine your life and how you want it to be. If you want to have a healthy well-being, the choices are in your hands.

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