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The meaning of health has evolved over time. Just as there was a shift from viewing disease as a state to thinking of it as a process, the same shift happened in definitions of health. From contemporary yoga classes to trendy new diets, everyone seems to be on the hunt for the next big thing. But you don’t need a fancy fitness membership or a personal chef to be healthy; sometimes the answer can be found with a simple click of your mouse. Cultivating a strong immune system is a smart objective, and the events of the COVID-19 pandemic have provided a sharp reminder of why you should make it a priority.
The lower your body’s defenses are, the more easily you can have your life derailed by whatever ailment happens to be going around — and while COVID-19 has done an immense amount of damage, we’ve always been surrounded by diseases that have the potential to hit us hard. During tough times, it’s easy to fall into bad less-than-nutritious habits, whether you’re regularly grabbing fast-food after a long workday or overindulging on alcohol at the weekend — those habits can impact your immune system. Try to work more fruits and vegetables that you like into your regular meal rotation. Nothing extreme: just do whatever you can manage.
We are water to a great extent: over half of you is water, believe it or not. So, if you’re not staying hydrated, that’s obviously going to have significant repercussions, affecting your health in general and reducing the efficacy of your immune system. Thankfully, and for clear reasons, this is the easiest problem to address. Simply start drinking more water every day. Don’t pay any attention to trite assertions that there’s a certain number of cups of water you should drink every day, though. The amount you should drink on a given day will depend on what you’re doing and how you’re exerting yourself. If you feel thirsty, drink some water. Every time you eat, have some water.
In general, the context in which an individual lives are of great importance for both his health status and quality of life. It is increasingly recognized that health is maintained and improved not only through the advancement and application of health science, but also through the efforts and intelligent lifestyle choices of an individual and a society. According to the WHO, the main determinants of health include the social and economic environment, the physical environment, and the person’s individual characteristics and behavioral aspects.
It’s a cliché, really, but health is wealth no matter how you look at it. We are given one body in this lifetime, and it is up to us to take care of it. If you’re here, you’re either looking to find interesting health blogs to follow or you genuinely want to turn over a new leaf and start on a holistic wellness journey. If it’s one or the other, then you’re in the right place for sure.