B.P. Poddar wishes all a happy World Health Day
When the entire world is reeling under the tides of Covid-19, it becomes much more important for us to stay healthy so that our body is ever-ready to fight the pandemic onslaught. Here we are discussing the 4 principles that will ensure a 360 degree approach for a healthy lifestyle.
Diet is the most important ingredient towards a healthy lifestyle. A balanced diet that includes the right proportion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Avoid alcohol and say a big no no to tobacco.
Daily exercise, either aerobic or anerobic or even a 15 minute brisk walk daily should be inculcated as a habit. Exercise increases the metabolism, keeps the heart healthy, keeps blood pressure, hypertension and lipids at check which are the major rootcause of all problems in our body
8 Hours Sound Sleep
A 8 hours sound sleep is the basic pre-requisite towards a healthy body and mind. Inadequate sleep increases catecholamines in our body, reduces immunity, increases anxiety levels and also promotes co-morbidities like hypertension, diabetes and dislipidemia
Regular meditation for 15 minutes and coupled with 15 minutes of yoga is like a magical wand to de-stress the body. Stress increases free radicles and also increases catecholamine levels in our blood which are detrimental for our general health.