Towards Healthy Living

November 4, 2013

“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.”

This is a well know quote stated by A.J. Reb Materi which reveals the truth of our negligence towards health while in the process of making money.

Today a lot of people are busy in securing their lives by making enough money. Luxurious and comfortable lifestyle has made a common man lazy. Consistent work without break has resulted in damage of their own health.

Stress, peer pressure, long working hours, depression, anxiety and many other mental and physical disorders at the workplace have worsened the condition of a common man.

Skipping morning breakfast, eating junk food, having sleepless nights have all been a reason in affecting one's day-to-day lifestyle.

Questions like why have we been so liberal towards our health, why aren’t we taking any steps to change these improper routine of ours, always rise in our minds. Even though we are aware of our daily routine, we do not find much time to undertake some serious activities.

However, to live a healthy lifestyle one must balance one's everyday life. So you need to start with some physical, mental and spiritual activities in order to bring a change in your life.

Physical activities like walking, cardio exercises, dance, aerobics, easy and simple exercises and many other activities that involve your body can keep you fit, improve your mood, combat chronic diseases and help you sleep better.  Even a healthy diet is also a key to fitness. Portioning your food correctly can do wonders. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar and this attitude will have an advantageous effect on your health.

A well planned diet food helps in providing all essential nutritional needs. Eating lots of veggies and fruits keeps you energetic for the entire day.

A healthy sleep ranging between 7-9 hours can help you repair your body, improve your memory and reduce stress.

15 minutes of meditation each day can also wipe away the day’s stress and bring with it inner peace.

Apart from these activities, leading a social life too influences our mental health. Good relationships can help in balancing our health. Significant people who care about you are needed to have a healthy lifestyle as well. Your best friend, spouse, children or having people you can share life with will always assist you on the road to a healthy lifestyle.

Good relationships bring good amount of joy, laughter and comfort in one’s life.

The moment you come across people whom you love and care a lot, you forget all your worries and get engaged with them completely. Exchange of smile with your colleagues, neighbours, and friends can refresh your mind and bring ease within.

Your greatest wealth is your health. Practice these steps in your day-to-day life and experience the change in your lifestyle and at your workplace. After all, a healthy lifestyle is a way of life.

I have shared my portion of knowledge towards a healthy living. So now it is your turn to overcome your laziness and start exercising for a better living.



By Divya Castelino
Divya Castelino, a graduate in journalism from Udupi, is currently residing in Dubai. She has earlier worked as content writer for print and television media. Her interests include reading books, travelling, listening to music, and browsing internet.
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Comment on this article

  • Agnel, Pangla/Bangalore

    Tue, Nov 19 2013

    Hey Divya,Nice article, Keep writing. Balanced life like you mentioned is the best anyone can have, yes this needs some discipline to be followed, but essential for life. Having breakfast and sufficient water solves half of the problems. All the best. Cheers!

  • well wisher, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 12 2013

    Divya, indeed a very nice article, shows your concern for everyone's health, which is very good, I would also like to share that even the blood type A,B,O AB also demands right type of food consumption check the websites for the same may be this should induce so health benefits too.

  • linet noronha, mumbai

    Mon, Nov 11 2013

    Nice article Divya.. keep it up ur good work.. Health is our greatest wealth.. Looking forward to see many more articles regarding health..

  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Mon, Nov 11 2013

    Divya Castelino,

    In this article you have mentioned about Regular activities, vegetables and fruits.

    You have failed to mention about calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B's, Protein, Amino Acids, and electrolytes.

    Fats play a vital role in maintaining healthy skin and hair, insulating body organs against shock, maintaining body temperature, and promoting healthy cell function.

    As you know Vegetables and fruits do not contain vitamin B12 which is important for the heart and the muscles. Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body's nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Vitamin B12 also helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia that makes people tired and weak.

  • Jeevan vas, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 10 2013

    Wonderful tips Divya which vil make humans wake up and not to give an invitation to death by our own mistakes. The creator has given ample time to make use and se our life is not cut short.

  • Lavina D'sa, Pangla/ Muscat

    Sat, Nov 09 2013

    Your article is like an alarm for all the lazy bone.Keep up the good work.

  • Clevin D'Souza, Pangla/Dubai

    Sat, Nov 09 2013

    Nice Article Divya....We always think that we will start to exercise or walking tomorrow...and that tomorrow never comes....Good One...Keep Writing..

  • Cynthia Dsouza, Moodubelle / Dubai

    Sat, Nov 09 2013

    Very informative article. Keep up your good work. Its very true "The greatest wealth is health. ".

  • Terry, Pangla/Muscat

    Sat, Nov 09 2013

    Good Article - Keep up your good work & Keep writing

  • Nirmala Pinto, Pangla / Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 07 2013

    Nice Article Divya. I liked it.

  • Jovin D'souza, Pangla, UAE

    Thu, Nov 07 2013

    Good Article Divya. Change in life style is very important in today's environment. A small time of meditation can also wipe away the day’s stress and bring with it inner peace. Rightly said. Keep it up.

  • Kenneth/Rovina , Mangalore/Germany

    Wed, Nov 06 2013

    Hi Divya,

    Nice article!! Very well written.. Keep writing more... All the best!!

  • NOVEL, Kundapur

    Wed, Nov 06 2013

    Today more peoples are buying good quality & branded vehicals, on the spot insurance, on time sevice, It‘s good. But
    God given beautiful body we are neglecting, our body also haveing somany organs, cells, these also need proper maintanece, Friends don‘t neglect your valueable wealth (body). Please join world wellness community.
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  • Melvin Menezes, Muscat /Pangla

    Tue, Nov 05 2013

    Good article Divya...keep it up and keep writing

  • Anitha D'souza, Pangla/Shankerpura

    Tue, Nov 05 2013

    Good one Divya,A well known reminder of "If wealth is lost something is lost, But if health is lost everything is lost...keep writing..

  • R.Bhandarkar, M'lore

    Tue, Nov 05 2013

    Dear Divya...
    'The moment you come across people you love'....Yes....sometimes in cases like crosses the limit and it has it's own repercussions...
    For those overflowing with Love also it's hard if there's not many to share....Forget anticipation or reciprocation you should have this knack of 'distributing love' also...
    What do you say?
    Divya...Hmmmm Apt name!

  • Priyanka Dsouza, Pangla/Muscat

    Tue, Nov 05 2013

    Dear Divya,

    Nice article on health. Thanks for the reminder. Keep writing..........

  • Monthy Castelino, barkur

    Tue, Nov 05 2013

    Dear Divya,
    Nice article, and reminder also. keep writing

  • anil pangla, pangla

    Mon, Nov 04 2013


  • Stany Jovin Menezes, Pangla/ Oman

    Mon, Nov 04 2013

    Dear Divya - Nice to read your article. Keep up the good work. Look forward to see many more Articles.

  • John DSouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 04 2013

    Divya vani, good food for thought, to spend which not bought
    Nature is natural, Gods mighty work, for His creature pleasure
    Health is wealth, an ignored fact till the wheels move smooth
    Its uninterrupted support makes to run far and grab the most
    Only recognized when life vehicle halts, for maintenance need
    Entire wealth is lost, to make life run again, with health wealth
    Wealth without health, life is very bitter, worse than poverty

  • Ashok Nayak, Manipal

    Mon, Nov 04 2013

    Very Good Afternoon sister Divya, Ashok Nayak here.
    I have read your article related health. One eminent person has told, People spend their time to earn money and spend money to spend time. But, they wont care their health. Nice Article. True story

  • Savia, Bangalore

    Mon, Nov 04 2013

    Dear Divya,
    This message was a remainder for me to take care of my greatest WEALTH i.e my HEALTH.
    People ruin their health to make money,imvestments and finally end up spending this wealth to regain their health.
    This is so true.

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