How do you maintain good health?

@indahfth (11176)
Indonesia
May 20, 2011 8:31pm CST
In recent days, my body is not healthy. All work, I did not finish well. I have also become rare login MyLot. I really want to be in good health. When sick, all the work to be chaotic, and my husband became angry. How do you maintain good health?
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@momof3kids (1903)
• Singapore
21 May 11
I do not know if this will work for you. The other time the joints in my legs were painful but i realised that when I was taking dates during ramadhan that they were not painful at all. When I stop they became painful again so now I take dates every few days. Sometimes I forget and my joints become painful again. Then when I take the dates, after a few hours they are alright. There are some other things I think that keeps me healhty too, like garlic. When I dun take them on regular basis, i will start to have a cold. There are a lot of things that may cause you to feel sickly, like stress. I think if you take time and observe what you do that makes you sick and what that makes you healthy, you will know what works and what will not work.
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
21 May 11
Loved your comments! I will have to get some dates now. already eating prunes, blueberries, and yogurt on a daily basis. I used to eat dates when I was growing up with my mother. have not ate them in years but sure will give them a try thanks for the advice!
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@indahfth (11176)
• Indonesia
21 May 11
I also say many thanks for your advice. You have a point, maybe I was a little stressful, so I became ill.
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• United States
21 May 11
Hi indahfth, A healthy diet, drink plenty of water and make sure you are not deficient in certain areas like anemia deficiency. If so you need to either take some vitamin supplements and or increase your iron/deficient nutrients. It seems you are exercising regularly with all the chores you speak about so I do not find it to be lack of exercise. Have you had any check ups to make sure you are not lacking vitamins? Maybe you just need a bit of rest like additional sleep because sometimes our bodies can take only so much and if not properly resting it may be catching up.
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• Australia
21 May 11
ya i agree healthy diet and lots of water will make you strong easily :)
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@indahfth (11176)
• Indonesia
21 May 11
My blood pressure is low, and I often sleep deprived. I've been drinking a lot of vitamins, but still, I can not always be in good health. I will try to drink lots of water.
• United States
21 May 11
indahfth, Sounds like you also need some good sleep too. Maybe take one day and get to bed earlier and rest the additional hours. That might help as well.
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• United Kingdom
21 May 11
I think it's very difficult when you are working and you don't have a whole lot of time on your hands. However, there's always some kind of exercise that you can do and it only takes ten minutes. I personally enjoy cycling and I cycle everwhere. I do this on a daily basis and it helps me to remain fit as well as sane! Without my cycling I don't know where I would be. It sounds like you are in a difficult situation yourself. Is there anyway you can do some kind of exercise if only for ten minutes? I would strongly recommend that you do this and you can do a little each day. You have to find something that you enjoy doing though. There's no point in doing exercise that you don't enjoy as there is the danger that you will quit or give up completely. I wish you well indahfth. Andrew
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@indahfth (11176)
• Indonesia
21 May 11
Every morning I walk away, take my child to school. I think I already exercise, by walking take my child to school. Every morning I sweep, mop, I feel it is like exercise.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
21 May 11
I believe that stress and depression are the biggest culprits to bad health. Eating a healthy diet and doing adequate exercise are the start but I think the mind has to be at peace too in order for the body to feel really good. A good friend to confide in is another ingredient to good health. I hope you feel better soon.
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@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
21 May 11
Tai Chi Chuan is one of the good exercise to combat stress and depression.... but in todays era, people are very very busy.... you need to spend 1 hour of practicing to achieve health..... me? what i did is doing Straddle stance (sitting in the air) while responding here in myLot..... true... and i mean it really.....
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• Indonesia
21 May 11
I took the simple way, just keep your mind empty from garbage, empty your heart from garbage, see all things with good taught, value your live and other with the best value even to your enemy (in islam called husnudzon, you know it better). Take some exercise at least twice a week Consume healthy food, drink enough water, consume less fast food. and the important thing is always pray to God, Alloh SWT. :)
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@indahfth (11176)
• Indonesia
21 May 11
Thank you for your advice. I have to get rid of all my bad thoughts.
• Philippines
21 May 11
I am not healthy as of the moment. I am ill and I am taking medication. I believe, our health will be based on our lifestyle. If we are an employee and we always rush for food during breaktime and everywhere outside the office are fast foods, then maybe we will just enter the fastfood restaurant and order what is there. The foods are delicious of course and since we are hungry and in a hurry we not care if it is healthy or can only give damages to us in the future. If we do not exercise too and do not have a proper diet, do not take vitamins and do not sleep atleast 8 hours or 6 hours a day, then our health condition will have its payback time when we get old. That is the only thing I know for being healthy. I, myself fail to do that and look what happens to me. Anyway, this is not end of it, I still have chances and I have to move now.
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@indahfth (11176)
• Indonesia
21 May 11
I did have to pay attention to my food, and also, my sleep patterns.
@bellis716 (4809)
• United States
21 May 11
I believe that I was blessed with good genes. I am rarely really sick, although I do have a couple of cronic conditions, osteoarthritis and multiple sclerosis. To stay healthy in spite of those conditions, I eat a variety of foods, walk a lot and do yoga. I work in the vegetable garden and flower beds. I am happy because I have a lot of friends, both in and out of the church. I believe that being happy is the real secret to good health.
@indahfth (11176)
• Indonesia
21 May 11
Yes. You are right. Being happy is the key to health.
@jak2010 (1550)
• Papua New Guinea
21 May 11
Sometimes I tried to maintain it, but many times I am careless. I always think that when I am health conscious, I get sick and I am not, I do not get sick.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
21 May 11
for me, the only way to achieve a good health is to practice Chinese Kung Fu Martial Arts...... as learning Martial Arts not so much to defeat an opponent... as it is to conquer yourself......
@zhpshql (695)
• China
21 May 11
Hi,indahth well ,for me,I take exercise evey day,like 1 hour..running or jogging in the morning..sometimes riding the bicycle... then ensure enough sleep...well this is a little difficult for me,,,I hanve to work or study until very late sometimes. and then find some thing meaningful to do...a meaning life is always healthy,don't be so lazy and passive..
@indahfth (11176)
• Indonesia
21 May 11
Every morning I take my child walk to school. After delivering the school, I sweep, mop, and clean the house. All my body was moving, and by doing it all, I was like exercise.
• Philippines
8 Jun 11
I eat properly, sleep early and don't stress myself too much. Just enjoy life and take it one day at a time. Stop your worries and smile always.
@kheydia (883)
• Philippines
8 Jun 11
Health is wealth, and i cannot say that i am in a good health although i seldom got sick and i pray that i will not get sick. I know that we need to have exercise, balance diet, plenty of fluid, enough rest,sleep at the right time and early to rise and it is important that we have a regular general check-up so that everything is in shape.And do not take those things that are harmful to our body...
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
8 Jun 11
hi, this what i want to maintain now a days because the more my age getting older the more diseases i could have so that to prevent this and to avoid it i always drink a lot of water and of course an exercise,this really make my body in good health.
@neliasni (76)
• Indonesia
24 May 11
By always keeping clean, keeping food, drink plenty of water, and adequate rest. In addition, we must always make sure, the food we eat, are healthy and nutritious food.
@erikmama (12935)
• United States
22 May 11
Sorry to hear that you are having these problems. I know that I am not in good health. I need to eat better and take better care of myslef. Especially eating better. Take things slowly and try, as hard as it may be, not to let things stress you out so much. Remember that you have to take care of yourself and simple things such as getting enough sleep, eating healthy, not allowing stress can really help!
• Philippines
22 May 11
to maintain healthy i'll take a lot of foods supplement
@cora30 (134)
• United States
22 May 11
Hi indahfth,i should on how to mintain a good health is to eat the proper food that has rich in fiber and calcium for the bones.eat plenty of fruits too and try to do some walking exercise every morning and drink water always too and must of all eat vegetables.;)this will keep you away from sickness and for you to stay mentally and physically healthy:)
• United States
21 May 11
I will tell you the secret to good health! It consists of two rules: eat well and exercise. There is really no great secret to having good health. All you have to do is eat well and exercise like I said and don't take this to an extreme, everything in life is balance so keep this balance and you will keep good health. Eating well doesn't mean being a vegetarian or only eating organic food like everyone is trying to shove down out throats now a days. You can eat what you want when you want as long as you keep your diet balanced. If you will only listen to your body it will tell you what it needs. Sometimes our cravings are our body's way of telling us what it need. Our body knows what kind of nutrients it needs it just cannot tell us that information easily. We have to take an interest in our diet and choose to eat wisely. Eat meat and fish; this is important protein for the brain and body. We are carnivores by design and nature; embrace it and eat what your body what designed to be fueled by. As far as the rest of the food chain, try to keep it balanced and listen to what your body needs. I have never been a great lover of fruit but that doesn't mean that I don't need a little fruit sometimes. As far as your diet goes, eat what you want as long as you keep it balanced and don't eat to obesity. For the exercise part, this is as important as eating or even more so. You can exercise any way you want. It does not matter in what way your body gets exercise as long as you do it. By exercise, I mean pushing your body to certain limits and duration. This is how you build muscle and burn off excess fat. Without exercise you will definitely not have good health and while you may get by for a while you will be punished for not exercising in the long run. Some people jog while others lift weights. Some row boats while even other go to extreme sports like jumping out of airplane. All you have to do is stay active outdoors. Yes, I said outdoors. We get vitamin D from the sun and we need it. Our bodies are living things just like plants and we need the sun to grow and prosper. Just get outside and get involved in some sort of activity that will exercise your body. Simple: eat and exercise. Trust me on this and you will lead a very healthy life.
@kajal1992 (354)
• India
21 May 11
this are the daily health regime for me i wake daily at 5 am, then i drink a glass of water with lemon juices, then i goes for jogging with bare feet on the grasses, when the dew of morning touches my feet its feels amazing, then i comes back take bath , i have my breakfast , and in breakfast i take juices, sandwich, and milk, then i leave for my collage, in the evening i do some exercise to make the sweat comes out of my body, then i take a bath, and on every Sunday i goes to fitness care center, and some time i do yoga, thats all a simple regime for me.
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
21 May 11
If you know what your health problems are, then maybe you can get some assistance in knowing what would be right to get you feeling more healthy again. Of course diet, water and all other stuff comes into play, but stress can play a huge problem in our health. When I am really stressed I come to my bedroom after making a cup of hot tea. I will sit here on the computer and just relax and watch a movie or come find new friends here on mylot to discuss with. I have chronic pain so I find keeping my mind off my pain is the best ploy for me. I have different flavored teas to just unwind with and also I love to craft. I cross stitch and knit. Again occupies my mind and takes my mind somewhere other than my illnesses. Hope some of the things I do might help you.