“Health is Wealth” is true in every scenario. World is witnessing the pandemonium due to COVID19 pandemic.people need strong immune system to fight corona virus.people often know that health is wealth but seldom take it seriously. Nutrition,workout,positive mindset etc are essentials in order to stay healthy & fit but I am going to write about the importance of workout in this article. i will cover other topics in my next blog.I have read somewhere that “Exercise is king.Nutrition is queen.put them together & you’ve got a kingdom.” Actually in our young age we think “I’m fit”,i don’t have any weight issue, and i don’t have any disease so i don’t need to do workout.You can be fit without workout in some specific circumstances but not in long run.People often underestimate the meaning of staying healthy and fit.if they don’t have any disease they think they are healthy but it is not enough.
The WHO has defined health as ” A state of complete physical,mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or illness or infirmity.
Staying healthy means be at peak of your optimal health, your enthusiasm for life,your sanity, your happiness,your mental and emotional health.Putting your body,heart and mind in harmony.Optimal health is important because without it, do whatever,get whatever,acquire whatever,living to the highest joy possible is not possible.
We live in such a age where we are bombarded with lots of information about fitness on internet : Celebrity workout videos,beauty tips,gyms, wellness centres, supplements to name a few.I am not saying that one should be unconscionable about workout or be a fitness freak.But one should understand the benefit of work out and engage yourself in any kind of physical activity. Work out simply means any kind of physical activity which keeps you fit according to your body type,lifestyle and surroundings.In ancient time people didn’t used to go to the gym but still they were healthy and fit because there were not machine labour present.But today human labour is replaced by machines so we need to do workout in order to stay fit and active.People often make one very common execuse that “we don’t have time to do exercise”.we have kids to look after,office,job,study,busy schedule so we don’t get time and they don’t start taking their health seriously until they get any disease or health issue.so it’s better to understand the pitfall of any kind of illness before it occurs.After all, we all know “prevention is better than cure”.If your schedule is busy then make yourself more disciplined and prioritize your tasks.
I want to put down some of views on “why optimal health is important” :-
1)Feel better – with more energy,better mood,feel more relaxed and improved sleep quality and strengthens immunity,helps in weight management,increases flexibility and increases muscle mass.
2)Recover better from periods of hospitalization or bed rest.
3)Regular workout reduces the risk of chronic diseases,cardio vascular diseases and osteoporosis in old age.
4)Excercising or any kind of physical activity increases the release of feel good hormones like endorphins,dopamine,serotonin into the bloodstream that energize well into most of your day.
5)Working out or staying physically active is more important to women as it helps them with menstrual cramps,in pregnancy, natural birth (during labour),and significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer.And a healthy mother passed this legacy of health to their child.
6)Staying healthy and fit saves you from physical, mental and emotional turmoil you face after getting any kind of illness no matter how minuscule it is,it is enough to make your life topsy & turvy.
7)If you are ill it puts extra pressure on your pocket plus on economy plus the amount of time you waste in doctor’s appointments.In some diseases you get dependent on medications and put on certain restrictions which feels like incarceration and its onerous to people around you who takes care of you in such time.
I hope these 7 points are motivating enough to move your body for staying healthy and fit.Set achievable goals.Don’t fall victim to the ‘all or nothing’ mentality.if you can only find the time for one or two exercise sessions per week at the moment,congratulate yourself on this achievement.Every little bit helps and some exercise is significantly better than no exercise at all.Imbibe the importance of optimal health. Cease the bad habits or laziness and seize the ecstasy of optimal health.