CH 11 Health for Happiness

Weak health impairs the ability to live fully and enjoy anything. It also takes away the flavours of the world, including taste from the food, adventure from travel and other pleasures. When we are not feeling healthy, any achievement at work or personal life, how so big, it seems less relevant, compared to when we are happy and healthy.

Therefore health is always more important than the wealth of any other kind.

Our health becomes vulnerable naturally as we grow older, but it becomes weak only by our neglect. We try to blame our genes and in turn our parents for most of the weaknesses in our body. However, the biggest weakness is actually laziness that no one inherits. Bad health is not only about the elevated sugar and BP levels, but it’s also the anxiety and sadness. Lately, mental health has been recognised as important as physical health.

The biggest weakness is actually laziness that no one inherits.

In the world of hustle and stress maintaining either physical and mental health is a challenge. It is in-fact a thriving business line in which professional (read as commercial) solution providers are now making huge profits at the expense of our laziness. We don’t tend to exercise unless we have huge guilt of paying enough money for it, while the same results could be achieved by self-motivation with much less money.

Out of my personal experience in the last few months, where I had been diagnosed with something I had to get surgically removed. I had to get hospitalized, undergo surgery and a lot of mental trauma before it. Even the recovery period have been both mentally and physically challenging. While I don’t want to get into medical details of it, I want to emphasise that how I willingly transformed my eating habits with self-restraint and put those extra efforts in preparing the ‘healthy’ snacks when it became medically required by the sign of a doctor. Although I had always known the benefits of the same food and eating habits but never seriously put them in my routine.

I also want to add that although the ‘healthy’ food items are on the costly side of the grocery budget, I have saved more by avoiding outside food. I am waiting to gain enough strength to be able to exercise more regularly to avoid any such situation in future, and I hope to remain motivated this time.

Same as time, health is a commodity we can’t measure, yet we are spending it every day, not always for fruitful purposes. But unlike time with little efforts, we can preserve and also reserve the health to enjoy life in a much more fulfilling way. Most important to recognise that health can be lost in irreparable ways, so preserving health is not something we can postpone until a medical situation arises.

Preserving health is not something we can postpone until a medical situation arises.

Needless to say, a healthy person is much happier in the same situations than an unhealthy person. So for happiness to remain in our lives we need to heed to our health.

©sarikatripathi

Stay Healthy and Stay Happy… !!
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