Being healthy is critical to human happiness and well-being. Good health also contributes to economic and social development as healthy people show better work productivity. Although the healthcare system and other environmental or social factors are responsible for maintaining your good health, are you yourself contributing to your own wellbeing? Here are 6 habits that are very important for maintaining a good health and yet you could be ignoring unknowingly.
1. Exercising For At Least 150 Minutes in a Week
Exercise need not always be for weight loss or maintaining aesthetic body. Regular physical activity is one of the proven ways to have good health and physical fitness. If you are wondering how much you should exercise to be fit, the answer is at least 150 minutes in a week. Physical activity guidelines given by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activities each week and some muscle strengthening (weight training) activity for at least 2 days that for adults aged 18 to 65 years. If you are not sure what kind of physical fitness exercise is of moderate or vigorous intensity. Find it here
2. Going for Regular Health check up
Regular health check-ups are extremely important as it results in early diagnosis of any health issue. Unfortunately a large number of so called “master Health check-up programmes’ offered by some private healthcare organisations has become an unregulated commercial activity in India. The need for medical screening varies as per your age, gender, health status and medical history. It is best to see you doctor and discuss the frequency and need for specific test for your health status. Click here to have a look at some international guidelines for health screening based on age and gender.
3. Eating Essential Food Groups
Did you know that low fruit and vegetable intake is among the top 10 risk factors for global mortality? Many of us get attracted to restrictive eating with an assumption of losing weight quickly. Furthermore, the popularity of diet plans such as low-fat, low-carbs, raw foods etc. leads to consumption of very specific food classes. Our body needs right amount nutrition from all food groups such as good fats, vitamins, carbohydrates, protein etc. as energy sources. It is therefore important to consume a whole meal that provides all the essential nutrients.
4. Not Drinking Water
Water is essential to keep the body temperature normal. It also helps to flush out the toxins and wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movement. However, in our busy work schedules we often forget to drink enough water. Research reveals that dehydration can affect brain and cause lack of attention and memory problems.
5. Not Measuring Your Stress Levels
Stress is a major contributor for several physical and mental health problems. We may complain and take action to correct some common health issues such as back pain, headaches, low energy, skin disorders, etc. But did you know most of these health problems are caused due to stress? Managing stress is the first step towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. If you do not know how stressed you are, visit Four Fountains De-Stress Spa in Mumbai or other location convenient to you. This professional spa in Mumbai offers eight holistic and scientific programmes that are customised and designed based on a computerised Stress Test conducted using principles of Heart Rate Variability.
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Stress level measurement begins with a detailed Lifestyle Assessment Tool (LAT) questionnaire to identify the root cause of stress. The results of the stress test along with those of the LAT questionnaire are used to create a customised programme for each guest.
Measuring stress levels and managing stress is an important health need. Book your appointment with Four Fountains De-Stress Spa and get your stress levels measured today!5 Important Health Needs You Are Ignoring UnknowinglyJanuary 19, 2016April 11, 2017