Health is wealth! An expert tells you how to invest in it wisely

Published on:15 January 2022, 08:01am IST
We need to plan and invest in healthy habits for the sake of our well-being, as religiously as we plan our wealth-related investments. Read on!
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Want to lead a healthy life? Then, it’s simple! Create healthy habits this New Year to stay fit and fine. After all, it’s about your health, and you cannot take it lightly. So, try to exercise on a daily basis, eat a well-balanced diet, maintain an optimum weight, and stay stress-free.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues in 2022, it is the need of the hour to invest in your health and get better. The pandemic has made us understand the importance of health. It has taught us not to ignore health, and do whatever it takes to stay in top shape. So, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more important than ever.

A well-balanced lifestyle will help you to keep various problems like heart, kidney, liver, diabetes, and hypertension at bay. There are many people who make New Year’s resolutions every year and fail to swear by them. But it is important to create healthy habits and improve the quality of life.

Let us tell you how to stay healthy in 2022:

1. Exercise on a daily basis

It is a no-brainer that exercising includes a wide range of health benefits. It involves boosting cardiovascular health and fighting various other diseases. Working out on a regular basis will have a positive effect on mental well-being by helping the body relieve stress and reduce anxiety and depression. Thus, one will have to exercise 5 days a week for at least 0 minutes. You can choose a wide range of activities such as skipping, jumping, climbing, yoga, swimming, cycling, weight training, walking, jogging, and Pilates. If need be, you can exercise under the guidance of a fitness trainer. Stretching or walking after sitting for extended hours may also help.

2. Follow a nutritious diet

It is a fact that you are what you eat. So, it will be necessary for you to avoid eating a diet loaded with processed, junk, oily and canned food. Try to include a lot of green vegetables, whole grains, fruits, and legumes in the diet. An antioxidant-rich diet will help you avoid heart problems. Bid adieu to pizza, pasta, burger, French fries, desserts, sweets, colas, sodas, and candy. Stay hydrated by drinking water and other fluids too. Say NO to the use of illicit drugs, smoking, and even alcohol. These things can invite cancer and heart problems.

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You, too, can remove junk from your life. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Follow a proper sleep schedule

It is essential to get at least 8 hours of sleep on a regular basis. Insufficient sleep can invite problems like lack of concentration, forgetfulness, heart problems, inactiveness, and stress. Proper sleep will also help you to build a strong immune system. You will have to avoid using electronic gadgets before sleeping. Cut down on smoking and alcohol as these things can interrupt your sleep.

Also read: Rest is not just about sleep. Your body needs these 5 important kinds of rest

4. Manage stress

Stress is a part and parcel of life. It can arise owing to professional and personal problems. It will be required for you to strike a good work-life balance for staying stress-free. Stress can lead to a heart attack. You can meditate, exercise, and even take regular breaks to rejuvenate yourself. Spending quality time with friends and family, doing activities like painting, photography, and gardening, and self-pampering can be helpful in de-stressing. Thus, taking charge of your health should be your priority. Do not neglect it at any cost. Doing so can land you in trouble.

So, be vigilant, and be healthy! ‘Health is Wealth’ after all!

Dr Pritam Moon Dr Pritam Moon

Consultant Physician, Wockhardt Hospitals Mira Road, Mumbai