Key to Good Health Tips

So many a times in life, people misuse their bodies trying to fulfill a dream. They eat whatever they find around, they are too busy to schedule period of time to drink enough water or engage in enough physical activities. They hardly find time for relaxation and they are continuously stressed. They outspend their bodies to fulfill their dreams. They may succeed, feeling fulfilled for a while and applauded by the whole world but their bodies may collapse earlier than they can imagine and hence not able or available to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Health is a state of social, physical, and mental well being, not just the absence of disease and this is what God is interested in. you should not just be basking in the euphoria of not lying down in the hospital bed or hoping that anytime sickness knocks at your door you should be able to withstand.

Some people think they don’t need to do anything about their health because they felt their physical, mental and social state of health is okay. Whatever your state of health is you need to play your part to continue enjoying good health.
There are laws and natural laws of health you need to obey. Some of these laws include:

Law of knowledge: Don’t despise knowledge even if you think you don’t need it now. You can store it as a wise man. A lot of people despise knowledge in different aspects of their lives and get into trouble. Whatever is judge to be right by nature should not be despised. For instance, several researches have shown that certain foods, stressful lifestyle and physical inactivity are associated with non communicable diseases. It will be suicidal for a person to be consuming excessive amount of such foods, not exercising at all and living a stressful life continuously in the name of having faith for good health. Such attitude is not faith but rather foolishness.

Law of nourishment: The cells that make up every organ in your body are formed from the food you eat; therefore you should eat proper food (health diet) if you want these cells and hence your body to be healthy.

You should eat from all the basic food groups including fruits and vegetables every day. You need five servings of fruits and vegetables. Avoid excess sugar, salt, fat (including meat) and calories.

Law of Hydration: Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily and don’t wait till you are thirsty. Spread it round the hours of the day; don’t drink too much at a time

Physical Activity: You should engage in exercise (including walking) for at least 30 minutes per day for 5 days a week. Moreover, learn to move around generally rather than sit in one place. It improves all the systems in your body and prevents various chronic diseases. If your weight is above normal you need more exercise to burn the fat.

Adequate Rest and Relaxation: An average person needs about 8 hours sleep and rest daily. Strive to move near it even if you can’t get eight hours daily. Make sure you rest one day a week and at least four weeks annually away from your usual activities.

Avoid Overwork: Plan your life in such a way that you can be doing less and earning more. Learn to relax, take time to laugh and do other things you enjoy for some time daily. Form and retain healthy relationships, avoid the ones that stress you.

Mind And Body Connection

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”

Happiness is what derives the positive energy around the world. We feel happy with happy people and sad with sad.

This entire universe is a collection of ideas, positive and negative and so is the body that we all live in.

The concept and understanding of the harmony between our mind and body cannot be understood in one go but this book will surely give you a better knowledge and definition of a happy life

Our mind is what we think and our body is the object that gives action to our thinking. All the energy that we breathe revolves around the thinking and its implementation process.

The body, mind and soul work as a system of energy. We connect our body, mind and soul to keep energy flowing within us. This energy flow can be abundant or restricted, depending on our ‘state of being’ in each moment and it changes constantly.

Most popularly mind is frequently used as synonymous with thought. On a broader aspect it is that private conversation with ourselves that we carry on “inside our head” during every waking moment of our lives.

Thus we “make up our minds,” “change our minds” or are “of two minds” about something.

While reading this article you will understand that we have the power to control our thoughts and emotions and we can give them the positive directions as per our direct. It is all in our mind and body that we need to conquer to lead a healthy life, thus we must take into consideration the importance of both and work according to it.

Our mind according to Vedanta is a term used to designate the thinking aspect involved. It can be called as ‘flow of thoughts’, those are interconnected to produce desire results. Our mind can only think one thought at a time, but it can jump from one thought to another in no time. These are all interconnected thoughts.

Our mind generates feelings on a continuous basis. The debate about the nature of the mind is of practical importance because of its relevance to the development of artificial intelligence. If the mind is indeed a thing separate from or higher than the functioning of the brain, then presumably it will not be possible for any machine, no matter how sophisticated, to duplicate it. Our mind is a tool of private conversation with oneself. It gives shape to your thinking process and makes you an emotional person.

Another Tale From The Fish

It is not only in academics that there are learning curves. The progressive steps in learning are also incorporated in athletics and sports as well. Take swimming for example. There are always steps of progression one has to master first before proceeding on to the next step, progression, skill or level. In all my years of teaching swimming I instilled basic progressions so that each student would become proficient enough in one basic skill before proceeding on to the next set progression. For example: one of the biggest fears I found out for adults who have never learned how to swim is overcoming the fear associated with putting their face in and under water.

In order to actually learn how to swim one has to overcome their fear and become familiar and comfortable in water. This is a first step in learning how to swim. Once a student becomes acclimated with opening their eyes under water is another basic progression. Now after having become familiar and comfortable in water we can start to perform basic breathing skills. This is done by either by lifting their face out or turning their face to the side to breath and after taking a breath turn their head so that they are face down in the water and expel their breath under water. Repeating this process several times until it become like second nature is a second step in becoming a swimmer.

The YMCA ever since the late 19th century has laid out very successful guides for mastering the art of swimming. But, before the Y instituted their progressive swim programs many people don’t actually know that Benjamin Franklin was a very proficient swimmer and even earned money teaching others how to swim. It is the YMCA though that has done the most for offering programs for people young and old to learn how to swim. The Red Cross has also had an important impact in the lives of millions keeping them save while learning how to swim through the Red Cross programs. Both the YMCA and the Red Cross are very similar and offer progressive swim levels for adults and children.

The biggest difference between the YMCA and the Red Cross is that the Y with it’s different levels from Pollywog, Tadpole, to Shark and Porpoise are designed primarily for children. The Red Cross meanwhile does offer beginner swim programs for our youth but it is also designed from beginner to advanced swim levels that adults find more appealing. A bit of controversy may arise when using Red Cross beginner swim guidelines when the YMCA is offering beginner swim lessons for adults. But, it seems to offer a better incentive than having a man or women pass Pollywog by passing beginner swim program using the Red Cross program. For adults both the Red Cross and the YMCA offer advanced levels for instructors

Taking that first step, that first plunge into the unknown whether a child or adult it is always advisable to have the water be consistent within comfort levels. It is pretty hard to teach one when the water is too cold and every one is freezing. I know from first hand knowledge that feeling. I was just a youngster when my father took me to the Old Irving Park YMCA to my first swim lessons. I don’t know if the Y heated the pool or not but all I remember is standing in the shallow end shivering the whole time. It wasn’t until the new Park Ridge Y opened up that I managed to pass every progressive swim level there was. That pool was heated.

Being on the high school swim team afforded me the opportunity to now start to use my expertise in teaching younger children how to swim. I found out early though that in competitive swimming pools the water temperature is kept quite a bit cooler than if one uses it for instructional purposes. The Inter- scholastic, Inter-collegiate and the Olympic guidelines all mandate if one us sponsoring a competitive swim event the water temperature must be between 78 and 80 degrees. That is really too cool for instructional and recreational purposes, especially for indoor pools.

It wasn’t until I reached college that the swim program at the University had three pools all kept at different temperatures. The competitive pool where we all practiced and held swim meets the temperature was consistent with the Inter-Collegiate and Olympic guidelines of 79 degrees. The instructional pool was kept at a balmy 87 degrees while the diving pool was at 80 degrees. Believe it or not pool temperatures do make a difference. Most people can tell in indoor pools that one degree does makes a difference.

I have found out through the years that when one is trying to learn how to swim it is of great help if pool temperature in indoor pools are kept at 87 to 90 degrees. Many don’t know that keeping a pool heated to a set degree whether it is 87 or 80 degrees the cost does not fluctuate that much. The main reason why pool costs increase is when the pool temperature deviates from a set temperature. As far as recreational swimming many don’t again realize that if one is using the pool for exercise say just swimming laps and the main focus is to loose weight or maintain a weight it is best to swim in moderately warm water rather than water that is cooler, say 78 degrees. The rational is that swimming in cooler water one tends to consume more calories in the long run.

Now, that we are in our comfort zone where the pool is warm enough and one isn’t shivering all the time we can focus on the progressive steps in learning how to swim. Here in Florida it was quite a while back that the public school systems put forth a program that encouraged every student be able to pass a swimming proficiency test. It just seems logical because Florida is surrounded by water on three sides. Now that program has been scraped. I guess budget cuts had a hand in not refocusing on the importance of having every child and adult learn how to swim. Sure the YMCA and the Red Cross offer in home programs. But, so many more of our youth are not able to participate in aquatic programs. Here, in Tampa where our budget cutting “Wizards” have closed practically every public pool and have made it almost financially impossible for families to have their children in programs that include basic swim lessons. It really is too bad that more of our youth and for that matter the adults don’t have the opportunity to learn how to swim. For if they did it would open up a whole new world and a lifestyle change that would greatly enhance their lives.