Stay well – It is the sole objective of our life. Sounds simple but implies a lot. Staying well both physically and psychologically is what today’s global population in the midst of a hi-tech life is aiming for. 21st century hi-tech era has gifted us a lot but somewhere staying well is slowly slipping off as is evident with the alarming rise in lifestyle diseases in every nook and corner of the globe clouding people from all walks of life. Thus, there is the necessity of Global Wellness Day to stay well and keep others well. The resolutions that we take today must be applied tomorrow and continued forever.
Change of lifestyle
Our elders had set it right – Early to bed early to rise. You ensure your physical well being, and who does not know health is wealth? Going to bed at a fixed time and waking up early teaches you a lot of things – most importantly time management. This automatically reduces your stress making you feel good and agile. It is time to come out of the late night addictions and set your alarm clock to rise early and start the day on a pleasant note. Human productivity is at the peak when the brain is not tired. Losing fresh early morning hours means slowing down your productivity for the rest of the day.
Switching over to healthy foods
Eating right is the key to wellness. What you take regularly will be reflected in your personality and productivity; thereby, affecting your lifetime wellness. Eating a balanced diet with the right amount of calorie intake controls your weight as obesity is a big dampener of wellness. A lightweight body houses a merry soul.
Opting for organic products is a smart choice as food grown organically is devoid of chemicals and harmful pesticides that greatly affect the wellbeing. Moreover, organic foods are loaded with more nutrients and vitamins and also taste better! Hormones and antibiotics administered in poultry animals greatly reduce the nutrient value of the poultry and dairy products that we consume on a daily basis. It is high time we check the quality of these items before consumption.
Adopting strength and immunity boosting activities
Emphasizing the importance of wellness, many organizations are asking their employees to adopt strength and immunity boosting activities to generate the awareness of wellness. Walking is the simplest activity that you can do on a daily basis. You can add variations like brisk walking, light jogging etc. as per your requirement. Similarly, light and heavy physical exercises are great tools to keep you fit. Your vital organs function like a well conducted orchestra.
While caring for the physique, mind often remains unnoticed. A balanced tranquil mind inculcates better sense in driving you toward a better quality of life. Meditation is a great mind cleanser provided it is carried out regularly.
Say No to Plastic bottles
Drinking water from plastic bottles has been a norm of our daily life past few decades. Unknowingly, we are drinking poison through this life sustaining fluid. Plastic water bottles are non-biodegradable and are not good for the planet and neither for your health. More you use bottled water, you encourage more production of these increasing the carbon footprint. All plastic bottles are not made of approved plastics and chemicals (like BPA, a carcinogen) leaching into water due to exposure to heat and weather conditions can be life threatening. Most importantly, only 25% of bottled mineral water is truly gathered from natural source and are purified. Remaining huge lot goes untested and studies show that it may contain harmful toxins, microbes like mold and E.Coli, phthalates, benzene and arsenic as well. Use re-usable BPA free plastic bottles or stainless steel containers.
Spread awareness on wellness and living healthy life
Attaining the benchmark of being well is a great thing but it is greater if this can be spread among your near and dear ones or those around you. Wellness for all should be the aim and that does not involve any cost but good intentions. The basic message is prevention is always better than cure.
Some simple steps that can go a long way
- With social networking tools and campaigns, you can educate the mass by providing simple but valuable information about wellness. Circulate important health care tips from medicos among your known circle.
- Create community development program with like minded people and spread important messages to lead healthy lifestyle while narrating the good and bad of common habits which are slowly eroding the wellness.
- Join an authorized healthcare group or form a health club for providing preventive tips on lifestyle diseases like hypertension, heart ailment, obesity and diabetes.
- Encourage your employees to maintain a regular fitness regime by providing due supporting activities at your workplace. Reward your employee for touching a certain benchmark of fitness in a specified time span. Others will definitely follow suit.