In view of the huge sums of money spent when we fall sick, it is always better to ensure that we take steps to remain healthy at all times. Staying healthy can be done in a simple manner without resorting to high expenditure at any point in time.
This means that we can keep to healthy lifestyles if we remain disciplined and decide to keep to only the things that can make us healthy. Lifestyles that are not healthy should be avoided by everyone so that individuals can enjoy good life. When we do not keep to healthy lifestyles the result is sickness and frequent deaths. A healthy lifestyle involves four things.
In the first place, the nature of food we eat is very important. People must avoid and keep away from fatty and oily foods if they are to stay healthy and keep away from diseases. It is the type of food we eat that gives us the outlook we portray in the world. Eating well does not necessarily mean eating expensive food. Consuming food like beans, carrots, leaves and ensuring a well balanced diet is what the body needs to stay strong and healthy.
Towards this end, individuals must be encouraged to keep to good and healthy foods so that good health can be guaranteed. Another important issue worth considering is having enough rest for the body to recover its lost energy. If people do not have enough rest, it disturbs their bodies. What this mean is that having enough rest amounts to good health.
Good health is not necessarily taking in some medicine but in some cases giving the appropriate rest to the body to make it recover from lost energy. If this is the case, then having enough rest is important for every individual. Furthermore, people must learn to exercise their body.
We can take in good food everyday but without exercising the body in the way required, good health may be missed. When this happens the body will suffer and become unhealthy. Regular exercising is necessary to ensure that various parts of the body function properly.
The ultimate result of proper functioning of the body is the acquisition of strength which enables the individual to stay healthy and go about their duties without any difficulty.
Anything short of this will result in problems for the body. Finally individuals must resort to the drinking of clean water as often as possible. When the body becomes dehydrated it is unable to function well and this is why individuals must make it a habit to drink clean water as much as possible in a day.
According to health experts, the body functions properly when enough clean water is absorbed into it. If this is the case then we must not joke with the regular intake of water to make the body function properly. Much money can be saved by individuals if they adopt healthy lifestyles.
It is for this reason that everyone must keep to healthy lifestyles so as to avoid needless diseases. When individuals are healthy, they become more productive in what they do and at the end of the day are able to create more wealth. This means that keeping to good lifestyles is what everyone needs because a good state of bodily health leads to the creation of wealth not only for individuals but for the nation as a whole.
BY: DR. KOFI AMPONSAH-BEDIAKO, DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, GHANA STANDARDS AUTHORITY.