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HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

A healthy lifestyle has become very popular these days. Why is it so? Is it interesting only for the generation of our parents or does it attract also us, young people? And how are our health and well-being interlinked, actually?

Everybody knows that if people are ill or worried about something, they are not just fine. And since we don't live on a desert island, our mood – or rather the way we feel - influences our surroundings as well. For example if you have a runny nose, you are nervous, your mum comes and tells you to put into the dirty laundry your socks from the football match you played two days ago... It is absolutely obvious that you'll explode with anger and you'll have an argument.

 

The health is dynamic. It is neither stable nor unchangeable. It's understood. If you want your body to work properly, you have to take care of it. In the same way you take care of your bicycle, let's say. As much you invest in your body now, as much you'll find in it later. It is better than a bank. Everybody should look after themselves reasonably. Actually, if you don't like yourself, you can't like other people. Let me emphasise the word reasonably, because it is very important, as no extreme is good.

 

How can you live in healthy lightness, then? It is essential to balance the physical and mental activity. It means, for example, if you study hard for your exam, you should add some physical exercise – walking outside in a park, in-line skating with friends, volleyball match etc. You will relax, get rid of stress and new, fresh thoughts will come into your mind. Afterwards, you'll come home; you'll eat well (meat, vegetable, fruit, also chocolate) – each meal is allowed in reasonable portions. Here again, the golden rule is not to eat too much or too little, and you can continue studying.

 

Naturally, you know that many factors influence your health. But, according to certain study, you can improve it by regular exercises, enough sleep, healthy body weight, moderate alcohol consumption and smoking avoidance. Another study underlines positive thinking and enjoyment of life.  Laughter is healthy, too!

 

Definitely, you should be grateful for your health. Generally we take being healthy for granted, but it should not be like that! Let's appreciate what you have, because you usually come to realise the value of your health only when you are ill.  And a runny nose can be enough for this.

 

Authors: Radoslav Pagáč & Alžbeta Pagáčová

Veröffentlicht: Die, 23/07/2013 - 09:59


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