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Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Gaining freedom from disease, and the maintenance of good immunity, radiance and vitality


Context

The term "health" refers to a flowing and harmonious movement of life. The World Health organization (WHO) defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social-well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

Modern citizens have forgotten the art of keeping well. We do not breathe rightly, eat correctly, digest well or excrete satisfactorily. As a result, the blood remains impure, and the immune system is weakened. This results into psychosomatic diseases like asthma, diabetes, and ulcer.

On the other hand, an ancient Indian proverb declares that the primary blessing in life is a healthy persona that is free of disease. In that context, Healthy Living refers to the strategies and actions that a person must put in place in order to enjoy optimum health.



Healthy Living

Content

Health is a positive concept that emphasizes the expansion of personal capacity as well as social resources. The quality of health indicates the extent to which the person is able to satisfy the basic needs and also realise key aspirations in life.

A state of good health manifests as the presence of even warmth all over the body, lightness of feeling, keen hunger, sound and restful sleep, clarity and perfect coordination of mind, ability of the body for physical exertion, freedom from laziness, and timely elimination of the waste products. The digestive process of a healthy person is quiet and strong, while the breathing is deep and easy.

The four pillars of a healthy life are:
  • Ahaar : What, when, and how to eat
  • Vihaar : A regular lifestyle that allows for relaxation and rejuvenation.
  • Achaar : Moral rectitude and goodwill in relationships
  • Vichaar : Maintenance of a positive and reflective frame of mind



Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a deep understanding of the concept of health, and its various enablers
  • Study the elements of food and diet in considerable detail, including what to eat and how
  • Grasp the measures available for recreation, relaxation and revitalization of the body, and the basic elements of a healthy lifestyle
  • Appreciate the importance of discipline in life, and the techniques for the maintenance of harmony in relationships
  • Develop an elevated perspective that helps the individual to accurately perceive the various life situations, and respond intelligently
  • Learn and practice several Yogic techniques that facilitate positive health, and also help to prevent disease

Healthy Living