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  • Raghav Sand

Health will always be the true wealth

Health was, is, and will be the true wealth for individuals and communities as a whole. Some commentators have exclaimed health as the new wealth at the time of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but if one believes it to be true, then they are grossly mistaken.


We can expand the extent of well-being into broadly three heads i.e. physical, mental and emotional. Neither of these is more significant than the other; the epitome of good health is when all three are in sync.


Food


In general, we have been made to believe that, eating healthy and regular exercise is all that there is to be taken care of for maintaining a healthy bodyweight. An important aspect that is often overlooked is the rest our body and mind need to recharge and rejuvenate holistically. Taking care of oneself is not some form of self-indulgence, but it is self-preservation.


Food is not only a source of energy, but has the potential to create synergy in our overall well-being. I am not sharing any new information, when I shed light on the fact that, excess or deficit of certain nutrients or components in our diet leads to undesired and sometimes uncontrollable malfunction of our physiology.


Mindfulness


Mindfulness is the buzzword in the ecosystem and economy of well-being. Prioritizing activities is key in order to attain our true potential with limited resources and there is no greater resource than time. I do not intend to sound prophetic, though it is my endeavour to nudge you into following a simple and achievable plan of action.

Over the last few years I have been living by the simple rule when it comes to food: watch what you eat and do not eat what you watch. Being aware of the calorific value of the food item being consumed will do no harm to you but would rather lay the foundation for a sustainable life. Quality, quantity and time of consumption of food cannot be overlooked anymore.


Consistency is key


In our mundane day-to-day life and lifestyle, exercise gets struck-off far too often. There is no substitute to consistency while trying to achieve a target and like every other discipline, physical activity is not rocket science.


In our technologically connected and savvy world there is no dearth of content in the domain of health and fitness. Start with something you are comfortable with; it could be spot jogging, yoga or cycling. Once you have followed a regime for 6-8 weeks, it is time to step up your game with sustained increment in intensity and duration. Monotony may set in after a while, and it becomes important to keep innovating, so that, enthusiasm and energy are at par with desired levels.

Our Instinct Makes Us Distinct


Consume and absorb ideas of growth and keep a tab on the developments in society. Always strive to be the part of the solution and try not to be that person who states the obvious, and at the same time, pronounces that things have reached the point of no return. In case you are in search of inspiration or feel stuck in a place or thought, then, just talk to a confidant or jot down your reflections. Subsequently, set a goal, and then fractionate it into quantifiable and achievable interim objectives.


Pick and Choose


Staying away from toxic associations is key; being diplomatic and subtle will aid in self-development. As social beings, we are connected by various forms of discourse and the choice is in our hands with regards to the significance we assign to an event or person. Staying away from gossip and not having a herd mentality shall serve you well in pursuit of prosperity.

man and woman sitting together in front of table

Do not carry any emotional baggage and develop a forward thinking attitude that has no room for self-pity. If you believe that you are in good shape and healthy frame of mind, then try to do a bit of hand-holding with someone in your social circle.


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