Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social-well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. It is a positive concept that emphasizes the expansion of personal capacity as well as social resources. A state of good health manifests as the presence of even warmth all over the body, lightness of feeling, keen hunger, sound and restful sleep, clarity and perfect coordination of mind, ability of the body for physical exertion, freedom from laziness, and timely elimination of the waste products.
An ancient Indian proverb declares that, “The primary blessing in life is a healthy persona that is free of disease.” However, modern citizens have forgotten the art of keeping well. We do not breathe rightly, eat correctly, digest well or excrete satisfactorily. As a result, the blood remains impure, and the immune system is weakened. This results into psychosomatic diseases like asthma, diabetes, and ulcer.
Healthy Living refers to the strategies and actions that a person must put in place in order to enjoy optimum health.
The four pillars of a healthy life are:
What, when, and how to eat
A regular lifestyle that allows for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Moral rectitude and goodwill in relationships
Maintenance of a positive and reflective frame of mind
Gain a deep understanding of the concept of health, and its various enablers
Study the elements of food and diet in considerable detail, including what to eat and how
Grasp the measures available for recreation, relaxation and revitalization of the body, and the basic elements of a healthy lifestyle
Appreciate the importance of discipline in life, and the techniques for the maintenance of harmony in relationships
Develop an elevated perspective that helps the individual to accurately perceive the various life situations, and respond intelligently
Learn and practice several Yogic techniques that facilitate positive health, and also help to prevent disease