A balanced lifestyle is the key to optimal health
There ought to be a way of daily living which will keep its followers in good health so that they may perform the day to day functions of life with ease, without undue fatigue, so that the daily rounds of life may be one continuous pleasure, rather than a struggle to keep going, from the sheer force of necessity. Such a healthy way of living consists of a balanced programme. Listed below are a number of ways which may assist you:
- Nutrition ‑ natural foods, raw and cooked, proportioned to provide the right amount of protein to repair the body cells, complex carbohydrates and fat to supply heat and energy for the organism, and its activities, coupled with water, minerals, and vitamins to sustain all of the life processes. A sufficient nutritional program which will supply every organ, gland and cell in the body with the correct nutrients to maintain homeostasis is crucial for optimal health.
- A proper amount of exercise is essential for maintaining good circulation of the blood so that it may promptly bring fresh supplies of oxygen and food to the body cells, and quickly transport their wastes to the skin, lungs, and kidneys for elimination so that toxins will not be allowed to accumulate in the body.
- Proper elimination of the bowels, at least twice a day will help to ensure that waste materials and toxins are removed from the body. Proper washing of the skin to cleanse it thoroughly every day will also aid in removing toxins. 8-10 glasses of pure, clean water is needed every day to lubricate the body as well as to hydrate the cells.
- Sufficient sunshine to allow the body to correctly assimilate some of the vitamins and minerals and expel certain heavy metals will help to maintain health status. ~ Avoid those substances which are wrongly called food, but should be rightly called de‑vitalised foods. Avoid spices, condiments, alcohol, tobacco, sugar- laced foods, animal fats, animal products, carbonated soft drinks and anything which depletes the body of nutrients. All de-vitalised foods deplete the organism of nutrients.
- Adjust our habits to work to the rhythm of our body. Eating between meals creates undue stress on the system – the body needs at least 4 -6 hours between meals to allow for healthy digestion. Do not drink fluid with meals as this can dilute the digestive juices and not allow for proper digestion. Ensure you get to bed at a reasonable time- rest is so important for the body. We tax the vital reserves of our body if we do not allow time for rest and repair.
Studies have proven that animals can help to ease our stress and even lower blood pressure. Children that are stressed during a physical examination have had positive results when a dog has been allowed into the room with them. Their heart rate and blood pressure were lower and their behaviour was markedly more subdued. People that have pets are usually more active which leads to better health. Enjoy your pet today!