Respecting Our Body by Living a Healthy Life

Living a well-rounded healthy life is not only important for the health aspect but also because it decides the quality of life we lead, it affects all the aspects of our life. When we do not have a healthy body we cannot concentrate on our work or our relationships, both our professional and our personal lives are bound to suffer.

By living a healthy life not only do we ensure that we are in great physical shape but we also nurture our mind and soul. It is only when the mind, body and soul all work in harmony that we can enjoy life the way it was meant to be.

You must realize that you on your own are responsible for your health, unless you take some steps to improve the way you live nobody else, not even a doctor can make much of a difference. Any change has to begin with you, and to be able to change you must first observe yourself and know what your body says about you. Several times our body gives out signals of distress to us but we fail to listen to them.

You must be in tune with your body and know what it requires and what you need to change in yourself to ensure that you have a healthy body. In order to start you must first get rid of all the habits that have a negative impact on your body:

o Addictions of any kind are a major hindrance to healthy living. You must first try to get rid of smoking, drinking or drug habits.
o You must make a few changes in our lifestyle as well, frequent late nights and stressful environment harm the body in quite a big way and you must try to make a few changes and lead a simpler lifestyle.

Once you eliminate the negative habits would see a change in yourself. You must not stop there however; you should then incorporate a few healthy habits in your life:

o Always eat healthy, your body needs all its vital nutrients and if you do not provide it that the body cannot function properly.
o Exercise in some form is needed on a regular basis. Joining a gym, a sport or just jogging on a regular basis can make a lot of difference.
o Cultivating a habit that eases your stress levels can be very helpful. Regular meditation or just a hobby of choice can help keep all the tensions and stress away.

It is important to respect your body and lead a healthy life; it can give you a lot of benefits in the long run.

Priyanka Trivedi is a freelance writer who writes about life, love, relationships, spirituality and self-improvement. She believes in keeping an open mind and an open heart; that is the only way to learn and progress in life.