What good health really means

Since I’ve been living away from my home and family for the past three years, something I have learnt(and am still learning) is what ‘good health’ implies. When you are left to make independent decisions affecting your lifestyle, you ultimately have to formulate certain habits-or a routine-that gives you most satisfaction. Being healthy, according to google, is

Being free of any illness or injury.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as I’ve observed, is making choices that benefit both your mind and body. I’ll admit that my lifestyle isn’t perfect, but through these three years I have consciously tried implementing habits to make my life healthier.

  1. Proper diet. I do my best to avoid store bought food and stick to mostly bananas and nuts as my go-to snacks. I also enjoy snacking on donuts, chocolates and cookies sometimes. Don’t deprive yourself of simple pleasures when you feel like it.
  2. Exercise. In any form, any way. I was, and still am amazed by how it boosts productivity and helps me sleep better.
  3. Spending time outdoors. This helps me reflect on so many things and disconnect from technology.
  4. Staying clean. Clean your room, work desk, environment and most importantly, your body. Shower regularly. Clean your hair and clip your nails. You’ll feel better too.
  5. Unwind. Read a good book, listen to music or watch a movie. Go on a long walk with someone and talk about anything under the sun. Take full care of your emotional well-being.
  6. Doing something mentally engaging. I like solving crosswords, sudokus, or even past SAT papers.

Good health implies feeling mentally and physically well. And even though you may not always be at ‘top form’ these six general tips are almost necessary to improve the quality of life.

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