Monday, 14 September 2009

Good Health


Mark Twain once said, 'The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not'.

This being my first edition of Good Health newsletter, let's start defining what constitutes good health. We all know this in some form. It has four important components - nutrition, physical exercise, good sleep, and meditation. To make this easy to incorporate in our daily routine, concepts of cooking, sports and prayers were evolved. Unfortunately, we have digressed in each of these areas. Cooking food has lost the knowledge of nutrition, sports in our country have still not been embraced at all age/gender, and we have lost the meaning of prayers.

With India gaining the reputation of diabetic capital of the world, heart disease on the rise in young generation, and obesity among teenagers is a cause of concern, it is time we look at health as an asset. Knowing well that wealth in this recessionary time has melted away!
So what is the solution? Do you need to join gym, switch to raw vegetables, or lead a sattvic life? The solution lies within you. You do not have to disrupt your life, make drastic changes, and cause discomfort to people around you.

But how do you do that? Answer is rather simple. Let me ask you this question. When you move into a new house, how carefully you plan each and every thing. And then make extra efforts to maintain that, keep domestic help, hire specialist services for annual maintenance and so on. Similarly when you buy a car, it is an asset, which you maintain very carefully. It is sent for regular service calls. However, when it comes to yourself, you have a tendency to leave it to GOD. Please consider your health as an appreciating asset. Once you are convinced, you will make every effort to protect it from abuse. Keeping yourself in good health does not take much effort. We make efforts to spoil that. Just cut down on that, and you are a Healthy person.

In my next issue, I will talk about some simple steps, which you can make part of your modified lifestyle. Results will amaze you. Slowly, you will start EMPOWERING yourself, to take charge of your health forever.

From the desk of your Health Manager,
Mohammed Hussain Naseem

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