The World Health Organization defines
health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or
Nowadays, this statement has been modified
to include the ability to lead a "socially and economically productive life." Achieving health and remaining
healthy is an active process.
Health care is the prevention, treatment,
and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being.
is "the science and art of preventing disease,
prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society,
organizations, public and private, communities and individuals."
The focus of a public health intervention
is to prevent rather than treat a disease through surveillance of cases and the promotion of healthy behaviours.
You cannot be healthy on any level until
you are healthy on every level. The key to it all is a positive self-image. Until you have adequate self-esteem,
all of the information you amass about getting healthy will do you no good, for you will not think highly enough of
yourself to use it. Along with self-esteem, we need to cultivate personal responsibility. No one keeps you healthy.
Nutritionists, nutritionally oriented physicians, naturopaths, osteopaths, chiropractors’ coach. It is up to you to
keep yourself healthy.
THE PRINCIPLES OF OPTIMAL
1. A Positive Self-Image.
2. A Diet Free of Toxic Foods That Supplies Optimal Levels of
All Beneficial Nutrients
3. Clean Air and Living Environment, Pure Water, and Adequate
4. Adequate Exercise and Rest
Optimal health is not the result of
deprivation. It celebrates the benefits of many foods and nutrients, allowing us more of life and health. It is the
marriage of science and pleasure. Balance the information to your own best advantage. Discard that which is too
difficult and use that which suits you. Don't try to be perfect or avoid all of your favourite foods, even if some
of them are "bad." Improve your diet and lifestyle at whatever pace is best for you. Improving your health this way
will only add to your enjoyment of life.
High-Fibre foods offer many benefits, such
as maintaining a healthy gut, boosting heart health and promoting weight loss. A balanced high fibre diet must
include plenty of fruits (Avocado, prunes, guavas, pears, apples, bananas, oranges), vegetables (Potato, sweet
potato, broccoli, pumpkin), legumes (Split peas, lentils, pinto beans, mung beans, black beans, chickpeas, soya
beans and green peas), whole grains and nuts and seeds (Chia seeds, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, almonds, popcorn)
to ensure a healthy balance of soluble and insoluble fibre.
A healthy life is most important for a
happy life. The modern pace of life hardly gives us time to take care of our health, so caught up are we with our
day to day work. But ancient Indian wisdom says that the true fulfilment of life begins with good
We're increasingly living in a world where
physical activity has stopped being a day-to-day part of our lives. We have domestic appliances to wash and dry for
us and cars to get us around, and with the decline in manual labour many of us spend our working day sitting at
When we get home, we think nothing of
spending the evening sitting or even lying down in front of the TV. If that sounds like your routine, then it's
important to remember any exercise at all is better than none.
Hence, good exercise, good nutrition and
clean environment all contribute to a healthy living.