Only a marginal few realising that the biggest asset of all, our health, is very much in our hands and within our control.
Our immune systems have weakened due to lifestyle compulsions. The most common ailments encountered in patients nowadays are viral infections and respiratory tract infections due to pollution and low body resistance.
The 21st century has brought with it, its share of health hazards. The average age for diabetes, cardiac arrests and high blood pressure is at an all time low.
Looking at the growth of pandemic diseases, especially diabetes, obesity and CVD (cardiovascular diseases). The new age lifestyle, sedentary living conditions put together, poses a bleak future to the deteriorating health conditions in our country.
Walking is good – Walking builds overall immunity and health. Increasing one’s immunity is a matter of living a healthy lifestyle. Walking 8 kms a day makes you stay fit for life.
How to improve overall health?
Get better sleep. 7 to 9 hours of sleep is a must for optimal health; getting a good night’s sleep is key to controlling systemic inflammation.
Exercise on a regular basis. People always ask me, “What’s the best exercise to do?” and I always tell them, “Do something you like to do and, if your body can tolerate it, aim for 15-20 minutes three times a week.”