7 Secrets of a Healthy Life
Actually there are so many secrets to health, but we have condensed the numerous points into 7 tips for you.
Before delving into a healthy life, let us define health. As per the dictionary, the definition of health is the absence of disease.
What is disease?
When we are not at ease with life, we are in disease. When we are not at ease with life, means not at ease with food, with exercise, with fitness of the body, with our belief systems
with our feelings itself and lastly with our intentions. Now, let us go through these and list out the 7 tips or secrets of a healthy life.
Secret # 1: Healthy Food
The first one is of course food. Everyone has spoken about food, I guess you will get tens of thousands of books on each and every type of food that is good or bad. And the person
gets totally confused whether to eat non-vegetarian food or not to eat, to drink milk or to avoid it, to have onions or not to have. There is so much information and hence there
is so much confusion in the area of food. Remember, food does play a part, no doubt, but it plays only 10% part in the fitness and health of our body.
I wish to give you a very simple tip for the food. What you have to do is continue to eat whatever food you are having right now, but have small quantities, may be 4-5 times in a
day. Consuming small quantities at one time will keep you healthy. Besides, every meal should consist of 50% raw food or salad. How to make it simple is very easy. Just have one
bite of cooked meal followed by one bite of salad and so on.
It will take you a long way – experiment for 40 days and see. You will be a different person.
Secret # 2: Energizing Exercise
Next comes exercise. This also plays an important part but only 15% of health is dependent on exercise. I was never an exercise-oriented person. The maximum I would do is pranayama but after a certain age, the body gets stiff so I began to do cardio, some stretching exercises too. Exercise is a must but we should not force it on ourselves. A very simple tip on exercise is – how much you can do, do it but make a simple rule for yourself like I do. If I can walk the distance,
I would never take a vehicle. So wherever possible, walk it around to your destination. Make it a habit. If I can climb, I always prefer taking the stairs at least up to 6 floors. These are simple tips which I have followed. It keeps me healthy, fit and energetic. Do your exercise how much ever you can do it. Don’t strain yourself, straining has a reverse effect on health and weight. At the same time not doing exercise also will be a hindrance to your health. So exercise everyday.
Consistency is the key. How much can you do? Do that much. Increase it gradually, not overnight.
Secret # 3: Elevating Thoughts
Next comes thoughts. Thoughts play a huge part in human health. Are we harbouring positive thoughts or negative thoughts? If we are having high vibrational thoughts, definitely our health will become better. It will become fantastic. I don’t call it ‘positive thinking’, rather I call it ‘positive being’. If we have low vibrational thoughts, low energy thoughts, they are going to have an effect on our health.
Thus, check your thoughts. That will make a huge difference. What are you thinking? What type of thoughts are you creating? The talk which is going on inside our minds is called self-talk. So what is your self-talk, the chatter in your mind? That is what we need to check and once we catch that, then things change dramatically for us. We can shift to high vibrational thoughts immediately.
Secret # 4: Loving and Wholesome Feelings
It is feelings which really matter. Feelings are the most important aspects of our lives. Our feeling is what creates the next thought, thought creates the next feeling and this becomes a cycle. Either it empowers us or pulls us down. Do you know we get 60000 to 80000 thoughts in a day? It is very difficult to catch (although I told you to catch) the thought but it is easier to catch the feeling. Why is it easy to catch the feeling? This is so because feeling gives a tangible evidence to the body. Hence, it is very easy to catch them.
If we can catch our feelings, we will be able to catch our thoughts quite easily. That’s the secret. Let’s catch our feelings. If we are feeling low, immediately our thoughts will be low, if we are feeling great, our thoughts will be great. So even if you are feeling low, catch it at that time, shift it, there are many ways to shift it like just put on some good music or go out for a nice walk, or spend time in nature. Your mood will change. Once you change your mood, your thoughts will start changing.
Secret # 5: Empowering Belief Systems
More important than thoughts and feelings is the belief systems we hold. We are all conditioned machines, conditioned from day one. In fact our conditioning starts in our mother’s womb. By the time we reach the age of 35, 95% of us are programmed, because of our belief systems which starts from parents, teachers, society, books, movies, experiences and various other conditionings. We just somehow, unknowingly pick up our belief systems from this environment. Nothing wrong in it. There are two types of belief systems – some are empowering which give us a great lift and others are limiting which pull us down. If we want
to be healthy, we must live by great values and empowering belief systems. If at all we have a low one, which we all do have, including myself, catch it, reframe it and convert it into a positive affi rmation. Read it everyday. It will help you change your belief system gradually. It requires few months of training, which we can do if we are ready for it.
Secret # 6: Pure Intentions
The sixth one is our intention. What are our vibrations? What is our intention of doing what we are doing? Always question yourself. Whatever action we are doing, what is the intention behind it? Are we doing it for fame, power, name, then it is not a healthy sign but if we are doing it for our growth, for contribution, for service, to help others in some way, it has a tremendous positive impact on our health.
People who live for others, are compassionate, truthful, their health generally is far better than the ordinary person. This secret of pure intention is one of the most important ones for a healthy life.
Secret #7: Inspiring Company
The last secret is the company which we are moving around with, friends, associates, people we are surrounded with. Knowingly or unknowingly, we pick up their habits, so watch your company, watch your children’s company. If we want to be healthy, we should simply choose to be in inspiring company. We choose our environment wisely. We move around with people who think healthy, who act healthy, who are healthy, and who are basically health-conscious, foodconscious, thought-conscious, exercise-conscious, feelingconscious as well as intention-conscious.
These 7 secrets form the manual of vibrant health.
- Healthy Food habits.
- Fill your life with Energizing Exercise.
- Elevating Thoughts for everyone.
- Loving Feelings towards everyone.
- Empowering Belief Systems.
- Pure Intentions to serve everyone.
- Environment and Company you move around with.
A Super Leader makes these choices with awareness and lives a great healthy life.