Healthy Living Synonymous With Healthy Habits.

Thiruvananthapuram, India
April 6, 2010 5:19am CST
Habits ,both personal as well as eating ones stand as stimulants to healthy living as a whole. In order that one should lead a normal disease free life, one should necessarily be aware of the needs for maintaining healthy habits.Habits are cultivated, health in turn is achieved or gained through developing good habits.
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@derek_a (10902)
6 Apr 10
Yes, I would fully agree with you. A healthy diet alone won't necessarily mean that you enjoy a disease free life. I practice Zen meditation (zazen) each day and although it's not the easiest of meditations, it is excellent for stilling the mind and creating a feeling of peace, that is so easy to share with others I meet. _Derek
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@sasalove (1710)
• China
9 Apr 10
Hi Derek, What does Zen meditation mean? I never heard of it. Is it the movement as Yoga? I agree that a healthy diet alone won't necesarily be free from disease. We may have mental disease dispite of how regular the diet is.
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@derek_a (10902)
9 Apr 10
Zazen or Zen meditation is focusing and stilling the mind so that all external thoughts stop. I have a link to a further explanation of zazen on my profile, here on myLot. _Derek
@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
6 Apr 10
I agree with you completely. Good health doesn't just happen. People may have good genes that help in leading to good health, but good health is a habit. It's an ongoing battle that we all must face. With that, we must remember that anything that is good for us requires work and maintenance. If our health was excellent by chance without any work on our part, I don't think we'd appreciate it as much! It could be compared to a relationship or something like that. It requires hard work to thrive...sometimes more work than other times. It's also a choice; therefore, we must make the right one and be determined to live forever! Great discussion.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Apr 10
Yes, good habits is the way to go and a very good start on a healthy life. It is a decision that one has to make and stay with. It is up to the person and an important committment to life. Habits can be cultivated but you do have have to be serious about it or it doesn't work.
@qamarep (4450)
• Pakistan
6 Apr 10
ofcourse the healthy habits are the key to a better life.. but how do we stop temptations
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
6 Apr 10
you are right friend....there are very small measures which need to be involved in our life...one may think that such small thing is negligible and it won't affect much...like some people eat only 2 times and eat too much at a time, eating this way makes you lazy and that doesn't allow you to work more....similarly personal cleanliness and hygiene habits make you and your life buoyant ...simple things like brushing twice etc...makes your teeth last long. eat many things without any problem....but very few people are cautious about this...thanks for diverting the attention there
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@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
6 Apr 10
yes..thats true..
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
6 Apr 10
With a little know-how, a healthy lifestyle is not a difficult goal to achieve. The basics are a positive frame of mind, good rest, positive interaction, emotional stability, invigorating exercise, proper diet. Besides we must learn to break the tensions of daily living otherwise the tensions will break us.
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• India
6 Apr 10
Yes, so very true. Healthy habits, if inculcated from childhood, can see us thru a lot of difficulties in life. Healthy habits not only relate to food, they can relate to every aspect of our life…I would consider discipline, hard work, time out for leisure, vacations, spending time with family compulsorily…all these as good habits. It is not enough to maintain a healthy body…if we are surrounded by people with healthy minds and with healthy family, then life becomes more enjoyable in all respects. Its very very true that health is the ultimate wealth but that ‘health’ to me includes mental health too apart from the physical.
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@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
7 Apr 10
True, Very True. Healthy habits must be learned for a healthy lifestyle. One example is saying no to toto much food. Overeating is a bad habit and even Bible teaches us that gluttony is a sin. We must enforce these habits at home to teach kids. If we teach them they would never depart from it. More on this related topic can be found in the article: http://healthmad.com/conditions-and-diseases/five-reasons-why-people-become-overweight/
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
That's true. Habit is what mold our life. If we want to be healthy then kill our bad habits like smoking and drinking. If we want to be healthy then lets love to eat fruits and vegetables. I think health is the result of our habit. Our health depends on our habits.
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• India
7 Apr 10
Its so very true! Habits that one has cultivated along one's course of life has lots to do with one's living. I would like to reiterate what you have said that healthy habits for healthy living. Unless we are unfortunate enough to have acquire anything be it illnesses by birth.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
16 Apr 10
I was discussing the concept of developing positive habits and eliminating negative ones with my therapist a couple of weeks ago and she quoted Mark Twain when he said, “Old habits can't be thrown out the upstairs window. They have to be coaxed down the stairs one step at a time” I love that saying because positive changes have more chance of becoming permanent if they are taken one step at a time.
• India
9 Apr 10
Always think positive. Excercise regulary, Eat Balanced Diet, Quit any bad habbits. If everyone follows this as their habbit and tells others to practice the same then the whole world will be disease free and everyone will live a health life style.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
9 Apr 10
I would be satisfied with life if I am healthy enough. I am the victim of intestine disease these days in hospital just because I ate too much spicy food in the past two years. The disease will invade once I neglect about that. People always advised that nothing is a problem if money could help. I fully agree with that. Health is the most important thing that money could not buy, thus God is fair to everyone on this point no matter you are rish or poor.