Nothing is more valuable in our life than good health. By good health we do not mean the absence of physical troubles only but also it is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. The loss of health is a loss of all happiness. Mahatma Gandhi also said, “It is health which is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver”.
Our Health is more important than our wealth. A rich person can afford various luxuries of life such as a big car, large house, costly accessories, air-conditioners, etc. But, he cannot enjoy these luxuries only if his health is not good.
Good health depends on several things like fresh air and sunlight are very important for our health. Fresh air helps us to improve our immune system and overall health. For this a morning walk is very useful for health.
Sunlight helps us to produce vitamin-D. A dirty and damp atmosphere causes lots of diseases. Fresh and pure drinking water is also necessary for good health. Impure drinking- water is the cause of several diseases. So, we need to take care of these things.
Food is essential thing for the body. Nutritious foods helps us to maintain good health. Consumption of healthy foods helps us to minimize any health related problems. We all should know, how, when and what we need to eat.
We should always include a portion of green vegetables, fruits or salads in our meal. Green vegetables are sources of vital nutrients. Our digestive system plays a key role in our overall health. Fibre rich foods such as whole grain wheat, bran rice, etc. help us improve our digestive system.
A balanced and nutritious diet helps the proper growth of the body. But we must remember that we eat to live and not that we live to eat. In India, over-eating causes a large number of deaths. If we eat less, we may live more.
Physical exercises keep us fit. There are different kinds of physical exercises. We need to walk every day. We may take some yogic exercises. Games and sports also are very useful for health.
Cleanliness is essential for good health. Without cleanliness, it is very difficult to maintain proper health. We should clear our house and the surrounding areas every day. Every day, we should bath twice, in the morning and in the evening. After eating food, we should clean our hands with soap. Various types of diseases erupts from unclean surroundings. We should always throw the garbage in the dustbin. A disease-free body is a healthy body, and cleanliness is the key for health.
We must know some simple rules of hygiene. Our house must be airy and sunny. We should keep ourselves free from cares and anxieties. Early rising is equally necessary for good health. So we must try to keep fit. Health is the real wealth.
Health is our great treasure. It is the highest blessing. It is the source of all happiness. Money can’t buy happiness. Happiness is priceless and not dependent upon the wealth of a person. Good health, contribute to the emotional well-being and happiness of a person. Even with limited income, a person with sound health can lead a happy and enjoyable life.