On maintaining good health...

United States
August 8, 2009 12:01pm CST
Hello all. We all cherish or wish for good health, and most of know that exercise and eating nutritious foods are a big part of that. What are some of the other things you do that you feel are important to maintaining or regaining your good health? Thank you for your input :) Karen
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• India
24 Aug 09
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, I think, my hubby has only one slogan, living natural would lead to good health. We should never go against naturte, sleep while it gets night and leave the bed befor sun rises. Take food as required. Maintain balance among all three 'life juices' in the body. There are certain things must be taken out like sweat, urine, stool etc and alongwith oxygen we must sallow anger as well. This will make one healthy. "EARLY TO BED EARLY TO RISE, MAKES HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE" May God bless You and have a great time.
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• United States
24 Aug 09
Hello my friend. Your husband's ideas are very wise. It is good if we listen to our mind, our body, and our spirit and give each of these what they most need at any given time. They all work together in unison to keep our overall health at an optimum level. And my mother and father used to tell us the same...early to bed; early to rise... Much wisdom in that saying. Have a blessed day. Karen
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• India
27 Aug 09
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, So nice of your comments. It is said 'old is gold'. Even saying and your mother or for taht matter your great grand mother may as well sauy same thing, but it still holds good for your heatly, country /place does not matter. May God bless You and have a great time.
• United States
6 Oct 09
Hi :) Many of the older people I know truly ARE gold. They are a source of strength and wisdom that only comes with experience and time. Karen
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
10 Aug 09
Hi Karen! You have mentioned correctly about exercise and eating nutritious food. I feel that if we go to early morning walk at dawn, we get lots of oxygen and it helps improve our lung power and other bodily systems.
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• United States
13 Aug 09
Hello Deepak. You are correct in knowing that exercise improves out lung function, and that plus a great diet, also keeps our heart and mind healthy. Once established as a firm habit, living healthy is actually fun! Karen
@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
14 Aug 09
I agree with you and I feel that health is wealth.
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• United States
24 Aug 09
You're right, Deepak. In many senses, beyond the figurative wealth of good health, there is also the ability it allows us to earn a living, take care of our homes, and be there for loved ones! Karen
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Sleeping! It may seem funny but getting the proper amount of rest is essential to being able to function and just get through the day and when your body is run down it affects your immune system.
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• United States
6 Oct 09
I completely agree, Canellita. I have read that it is while we sleep that the mind and body do most of its "healing." One just cannot function properly without enough rest/sleep. Thank you for sharing that. Karen
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
25 Sep 09
Hey, Well I think that if you want to remain healthy, that you should try and firstly eat well. You must eat healthy foods like fruit and vegetables, you should also try and get good sleep and also try and not be too stressed. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
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• United States
26 Sep 09
Hi Elite. You have some good ideas here. Reducing stress is very important to keeping healthy. It is the root cause of many diseases, in fact. And yes, healthy eating and enough sleep are also key to maintaining our health. Thank you for the good suggestions! Karen
@kevinll (967)
• China
24 Aug 09
We should try our best to make us healthy. Everday we have a lot of work to deal with. With times past we will not stonger than before. When you find you should eat healthy foods or medical it will be a litte late. But it is no problem. If you try to exercise you will be fine.
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• United States
24 Aug 09
Hello Kevin...exercise is indeed important in keeping us healthy. The human body was designed to move and work and rest and play. A balance of those...and then paying attention and tending to health problems as they arise, is a good policy. Thank you for your insights. Karen
@mrakobesie (1246)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I try to get as much fresh air as i can and i love mushroom extracts. Reshi mushrooms actually help me sleep less and feel better. My diet is my main way of staying healthy, i'm raw vegan and eat only organic food, so tons of nutrients without any chemicals.
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• United States
13 Aug 09
Hello Mrakobesie...I had no idea of all the health properties reshi mushrooms, so I learned something new from you :) I have heard of those who eat only raw food. From where do you get the needed proteins in your diet? I have been curious about this and would love your input. Karen
@divkris (1163)
• India
10 Aug 09
To me the two most important habits that i consider healthy are # Eating right and eating good # Regular exercising If people follow these two strategies, i'm sure they are going to stay healthy till their end. 2 other important factors that can keep people healthy are healthy thinking and a disciplined lifestyle. Karen do share with us your opinion also
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• United States
13 Aug 09
Hi Div...we're in accord on that then :) I have watched as my mother, now 86, has worked hard, eaten right, gained wisdom, and practiced healthy thinking her whole life. Now, in her golden years, she is still a vital human being, as was my dad, who passsed away at age 81, still vital till the end. They've set a great example of how to "live well" for all of their children. Karen
@mikeyo105 (125)
• Hong Kong
9 Aug 09
Getting good rest and regulated sleeping hours is extremely important for good health in my opinion. Giving yourself adequate rest boosts your serotonin levels.. and sleep is restorative for the brain..sleep actually also helps to consolidate our memory with information and facts we've learnt during the day!
• United States
9 Aug 09
Hi Mike. These are some very interesting facts about sleep. I know how awful I feel when I go days without getting enough. You've helped me understand why. This is something I've been working on lately...so far; so good. Karen
@jb78000 (15173)
8 Aug 09
hiya, well not smoking (any more) and drinking lots of water. some of the above responses mentioned psychological health, which is linked to the physical anyway, so i think taking time to relax and not allowing myself to get stressed is pretty important too. jb
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• United States
8 Aug 09
Hi Jb. Kudos to you on quitting the smoking habit. I know how difficult that can be! I agree that our spiritual and psychological well-being are very much connected with our physical health. All three of those things interact with each other for the good or the bad. Reducing stress, or learning to deal in positive ways with it, as you said, is crucial. Karen
@savypat (20246)
• United States
8 Aug 09
You need to pay attention to your mental health, we are surrounded by so much violence in the press, in our sports, in our games. This can have a very bad effect on our mental outlook.
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• United States
8 Aug 09
Hi Pat. Violence seems so much more prevalent now than when I was growing up. It saddens me to see this trend increasing. It does depress one to absorb too much of it, especially via the news reports! Karen
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
8 Aug 09
Besides exercise, and eating healthy, I also supplement my diet with Vitamins, and minerals, and herbs. I also believe that it is important to get away from using toxic cleaning products, because they affect your health in different ways.
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• United States
8 Aug 09
Hello Dlr. I agree that supplements really help in getting all the nutrients we need, and yes, exercise and avoiding those toxic cleansers and such are also good moves that favor better health. I appreciate that you shared your point of view here Karen
• Indonesia
8 Aug 09
I gree your opinion we maintaining good health, We know health importen for our life, if we sick we can't do sometink. sglfh@yahoo.com
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• United States
8 Aug 09
Hello to you, and welcome to MyLot. You are right. If we do not take good care of our health we become run down or ill. Quality of life is then lowered by a lot, as it becomes hard to do those things that are important to us. Thank you for your response here. Karen
@marguicha (103907)
• Chile
8 Aug 09
I think the brain has to be excercised too. That means reading good books, going to museums and art galleries, take a walk through your city really looking at what man made. There are so many things you can do about it. But you also must excercise the other half of yourbrain. And that means learning hoe to be tender, learning to love, accepting other people and learn to respect them. The body is a whole: not just tripes and muscles. I believe in putting all our body to work fir the best. Take care
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• United States
8 Aug 09
Hi Marguicha...What a wonderful point you've made. Like you, I believe that mind, body, and spirit all need to be cared for. Excercising the brain, learning new things, caring for others...all add to our overall health and can even ward off diseases such as Alzheimers. Karen