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Importance of Keeping Healthy

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Last updated date: 02nd Mar 2024
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How to Keep Us Healthy?

A healthy lifestyle can be achieved by maintaining a balanced diet and fulfilling all the nutrients required by the body. Eating a healthy diet is about feeling great, being more energised, improving your health and encouraging your mood. Every person wants a healthy and fit body. To keep the body healthy and fit, we must keep it in the right shape and reduce the risk of diseases by increasing our immunity.


Healthy Lifestyle Facts

A variety of research shows that a healthy lifestyle is the best medicine to live longer and stay away from diseases. By making it an obsession or a passion, you can go a better way in discovering yourself. There are a few common ways to keep good health. These are discussed below:

1. Exercise

Exercise is very important for our health. If you include exercise in your daily lifestyle, it improves your eyesight, normalises blood pressure, improves lean muscle mass, lowers cholesterol and improves bone density.  You can jog daily, go to the park with your kids or a neighbour, you can jump rope, or do some other activity, which will keep your body agile.


Exercise


Exercise


2. Eat the Right Food:

Try to consume about five vegetables in a day. You can eat them in any way, either raw or boiled or fried.  Consuming high amounts of vegetables reduces the risk of cancer in the lungs, colon, breast, cervix, stomach, bladder, pancreas, and ovaries. You can also lose weight by consuming five vegetables, and it will also satisfy your hunger.



A Girl Eating Healthy Food


A Girl Eating Healthy Food


3. Drink Enough Water:

Staying hydrated is very important to maintaining good health.  Water helps in flushing out the dirt from our body, improves our digestion, prevents the outcome of chemotherapy, prevents its build-up, activates the muscles and regulates the body temperature.  Keep drinking water during the day for a healthy body.


A Boy Drinking Water


A Boy Drinking Water


4. Meditate:

Meditation has good and long-lasting benefits.  It reduces stress, controls our nerves, improves our focus and cures pain.  This mindfulness, with enough practice, reduces brain chatter, and meditation brings about many positive changes in your life habits.


A Girl Doing Meditation


A Girl Doing Meditation


5. Get a Good Night's Sleep:

A better way to relax and meditate is with a warm glass of milk and a warm bath before going to bed.  Both of these can help you get a sound and restful sleep.  Try not to eat food before sleeping, keep some time gap between sleeping and dinner, and darkening your bedroom will help you sleep well and will not get stressed.  If you want, you can write down some thoughts that come to your mind, it will make you feel good.


6. Be Happy:

Gratitude can be one of the best tools for staying healthy. It improves both physical and mental health, enhances empathy, reduces aggression and improves mental strength and self-esteem.


Solved Questions

1. What are some tips to lead a healthy life?

Ans: Exercise regularly, eat all three nutritious meals a day, get enough sleep, avoid unhealthy practices that can lead to addictions, and stay positive to maintain a healthy lifestyle.


2. Why is a healthy lifestyle important for us?

Ans: A Healthy Lifestyle helps you to live a longer and better life with less risk of high fatal diseases and also lowers your risk of heart failure. Therefore, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is very important for us.


Learning by Doing

Write True or False.

  1. Never do breakfast in the morning.

  2. Everyone must get at least 7 or 8 hours of sleep.

  3. Regular exercise is essential in a healthy lifestyle routine.

  4. Get up late in the morning.


Summary

A healthy mind resides in a healthy body.  The person who remains free from disease achieves success in every field. Lack of a balanced diet leads to malnutrition and anaemia in women, goitre disease, dry disease in children and even night blindness.  All this happens due to a lack of a balanced diet. Keeping all these in mind, we need to make our diet balanced. In this chapter, we have discussed some important ways to stay healthy.

FAQs on Importance of Keeping Healthy

1. Write a few facts about a healthy lifestyle.

Interesting facts about healthy lifestyle include the following:

  • Exercising when you are younger improves brain function as you get older.

  • Neck pain can come from stress and anxiety.

  • Ginger can reduce the symptoms of induced muscle pain by up to 25%.

  • There are more bacterial cells in your body than human cells

  • Insulin, which is responsible for converting excess sugar into fat, is produced by the body at its peak in the evening.

  • When your body leads a sedentary lifestyle, the brain slows down its functions due to the lack of fresh oxygen supply in the blood.

2. On which day is "World Health Day" celebrated?

The 7th of April is the day on which "World Health Day" is celebrated.

3. What is disease?

Disease is a disorder or poor functioning of the mind or body that leads to the departure of good health.