One Life Many Choices
We make choices every day that have an impact on our health, without knowing it. Read on to find out more about it.
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Healthy lifestyle choices can benefit us both physically and mentally. Choosing healthier habits will lead to a happier, longer life and lower the risk of chronic illness.
Weight is an important measure that can determine the development of disease and illness and also affect existing health concerns. As you may be aware, exercising brings many physical and mental benefits. To get the benefits, you should not just plan a workout routine but also stick to it, actively allowing proper time for rest to maintain a healthy body weight.
Recognizing what you eat helps you determine how much you need to cut out certain foods of your diet. Keeping yourself hydrated is also very important. You should get enough sleep as it can reduce stress and give you energy for the next day. Today’s world is crammed with technology. It does make life easier but one of the most dramatic impacts of technology is the decline of the quality and quantity of sleep. People have become addicted to technology and excessive information space, exaggerated online image, internet overuse, and social comparison are all factors potentially affecting one’s health. “Phone Diet,” a new term people are using, recommends staying away from phone as much as possible i.e. to reduce spending time on phone.
Mental Health and Wellness
Your mental health influences how you think, feel, and behave in daily life. It also affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships, and recover from life’s setbacks and hardships.>
Strong mental health isn’t just the absence of mental health problems. Being mentally or emotionally healthy is much more than being free of depression, anxiety, or other psychological disturbances. Rather than the absence of mental illness, mental health refers to psychological, emotional and social well-being.
Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including: biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry, life experiences, such as trauma or abuse, family history of mental health problems. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely if treatment is provided on time.
Mental wellness is generally viewed as a positive attribute. Positive mental health allows people to realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of daily-life, work productively and make meaningful contributions to their communities.
Ways to maintain positive mental health include:
- Getting physically active
- Connecting with others
- Getting enough sleep
- Developing coping skills
- Helping others
Self-development is one of the most important aspects of life. Spending time and money on what you like and appreciate can raise the quality of your life. You will get tired and exhausted if you do the same thing every day. Trying something new refreshes your routine life and encourages you to set different daily-goals that can lead to a healthier life.
Appreciating and loving yourself directly increase your level of confidence and quality of life. Doing things that you don’t like can be stressful. Learning to say “NO” is a crucial social skill that can prevent such stress and conflict. You should practice saying “no” to people and situations that you do not want to be part of.
It isn’t easy to change your state of mind and choose what you could have tomorrow instead of what you really want today. But with the right state of mind, your choices will shower you with bigger benefits than ever. There are practices you can adopt to elevate your mood, become more resilient, and enjoy life more. But just as it requires effort to build and maintain physical health, so it is with mental health. Let’s pledge to be a better version of ourselves.