Most of the time when we hear the term “a healthy life” our mind thinks about balanced diets and proper exercises. However, most of us forget about the mental health as most of the people giving advice to us generally only focus on the importance of the physical well being of individuals. However, to have a proper healthy life we do need to have proper habits to take care of our mental health too.
Keeping all this in mind let us take a look at what dietary and exercise as well as mentally positive habits should be considered as proper for a healthy life.
Proper Dietary Habits
Since we are young children we have been often advised to eat more vegetables, fruits, grains. However, since our childhood we have this inclination towards eating fatty and oily food as well as sweet food because they are tasty. However, the problem is these quite tasty food items not being very good to our health as most of them are prepared using ingredients that can be harmful to the body in excessive amounts. For example, sugar, butter, salt are some ingredients that can be harmful in excess amounts. If you have any problem as to how much vegetables or fruits you should take daily or what is exactly a balanced diet you can inquire that from a nutritionist and even get a food chart prepared for you to follow.
Exercise is not something that you should do to just get thin. Sure, that is one use of exercises. However, even for a thin person doing exercises is a good idea because it helps you to keep in shape and also because it actually helps you to stay fit. If you are someone who does exercise you know that fresh powerful feeling you get to enjoy once you have finished doing exercises. However, never try to overdo exercises since that can be harmful too.
Proper Habits for Mental Health
Then, we come to the mental health improving habits. Meditation is one of the best habits under this. Other than that you can also try habits that actually help you to relax such as reading, listening to music, playing an instrument, dancing, painting, etc.
You now have an idea as to what you should do. It will take some time for you to figure out exactly what food, exercises or mentally relaxing habits suit you. Nevertheless, once you have figured that you, you will be able to live a healthy life with happiness.