Eat right Exercise right

Wipe away the aches and pains of old-age with a balanced diet, regular exercise and a happy mind.

Doing it right is the key for healthy living. A healthy diet, an active life and a happy mind can go a long way in keeping the body strong and fit. The right nourishment in right proportions is very essential in the growing up stage for any living being. It is often seen that people who have been overly active during their childhood but have not received sufficient nourishment during the growing days are more prone to health problems during old age. Eating less and exerting more is not a healthy practice in the long run. A person’s habituation has a significant impact on his health. Following a routine or inculcating a habit aids healthy living. If an individual has studied his/her body, its metabolic power, and has accordingly been following a wholesome diet with judicious use of fatty substances like ghee, oil, soup etc, he/ she is less likely to spend old age in the company of medicines and doctors. Food substances made from grains and healthy adjuvant make wholesome food. Food stuffs that are overly spicy, oily or dry, and heavy foods are unwholesome.Addictive and intoxicating substances, too, are best kept away.
Hypertension could easily be controlled by increasing appetite and by practicing food and exercise that facilitate proper and timely expulsion of metabolic wastes. Drinking water prepared by boiling dry ginger and coriander in the ratio 2:3 alone can do this job.

Eat right Exercise right

Drinking water prepared by boiling dry ginger and coriander in the ratio 2:3 alone can bring down blood pressure.

Eating right is important, and equally essential is exercising right and regularly. Brisk walking, a quick jog or run or an hour of one’s favourite sport strengthen the bones and muscles and keeps them active. Fitness is a significant but often overlooked factor. Overall fitness of the body—mind, muscles, tissues, bones—is very important in leading a disease-free life. The fitness level of an individual is assessed by one’s digestive power, nourishment gained (eg: Body Mass Index), complexion, sensory activities, ability to tolerate hunger, thirst, hot or cold climate, capacity to do exercises without strain and an active and enthusiastic mind. Internal and external well-being constitutes a fit person.
Proper nourishment during childhood, a good routine and regular exercise can guarantee a comfortable, healthy old age. People with a wellnourished and active body will develop a strong and alert mind, too. Mental strength helps a person to think right, take quick decisions, and be more focused and efficient in everything.

Eating right is important, and equally essential is exercising right and regularly. Brisk walking, a quick
jog or run, an hour of one’s favourite sport strengthen the bones and muscles and keep them active.

The elderly are advised to avoid or reduce intake of milk, curd and butter as they reduce appetite. A walk before food increases metabolic power, blood circulation, proper absorption and energy utilisation.

Energy supplementation is possible only if a person has a good appetite. Ghee is a good energy source and as it enhances appetite, brain capacity and intelligence. An immune booster, according to Ayurveda, is that which facilitates nourishment, increases metabolic power and contributes to easily utilisable energy resource. Ghee, therefore, is the best immunity enhancer when a person is free of disease.

Regular external oil application on head and body is also equally important to smoothen the physical activities. Thus people having good nourishment at the time of birth as well as during childhood, good habituation and regular proper exercise are less susceptible to develop ailments due to degeneration during their old age.

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