Health, they say, is wealth. Unfortunately, many people treat their health with flippancy. Some would rather spend millions of naira shopping and travelling round the world than to spend the money for medical check-up. If you don’t take care of your health first, you might not be fit enough to enjoy all those material things you buy. There many people who are not bothered about lifestyle and habits that might be detrimental to healthy living, resulting in constantly suffering from one ailment or the other. Treating your health as a basic necessity by avoiding unhealthy habits ensures a healthy living.
Below are some ways you could endanger your health.
1.Poor Eating Habit:
This is one aspect people tend to ignore. When you eat right, your health feels right. Fruits and vegetables are important part of healthy foods. You don’t necessarily have to eat heavy meals or even complete the three-square meal, but it is necessary to have a complete balanced diet. When poor eating habit lingers on for long, it affects your mental and physical being. Excess fat is not right for the body. Try to eat less, avoid oversized portions, and replace sugary drinks with water; or you can combine different fruits and make smoothie.
2.Little or no exercise:
The importance of exercise can never be overlooked. So many people are guilty of not exercising, especially those in office environments. It does not take much time to stretch your hands and legs. Sitting on the same spot for long hours could lead to health complications, such as stroke, fat accumulation and so on. Even if you don’t have an office job, take out time to walk round the house, or register at a gym center to keep fit. You will definitely love the new you when you start dropping some weight.
3. Excessive thinking:
It is not a big deal when you think and have time alone; it becomes an issue when you do it often. Excessive thinking could lead to depression if not checked. It can also lead to mental breakdown and that will lead to one being admitted into a psychiatric hospital. It is good to be in control of your thoughts, before they take a toll on you. Once you notice that you are beginning to get depressed, or a lot of things are going through your mind, just leave the house or even call few of your friends to hang out and have fun.
4. Reckless Lifestyle:
This is one of the many ways by which people endanger their health, especially the youths. Excess alcohol is linked to a greater risk of high blood pressure, high levels of blood fats, and heart failure. In addition, the extra calories can lead to weight gain, a threat to heart health. Smoking, extra loud music, keeping a sad face constantly is unhealthy and also a way of endangering your health.
5. Isolation from the world:
Some people shut themselves in and away from the rest of the world. They create barriers between themselves and those around them. The importance of always having someone to talk to is deep. People with strong connections to family, friends, and society in general tend to live longer, healthier lives. Everyone needs some time alone, but total isolation is not healthy. You should reach out to others and keep in touch whenever you can.
Truth is, we have our days when everything feels not so right, when worries take a great part of our lives, but we shouldn’t let this completely affect us. Some people take life too seriously and hardly find time to relax and chill. It doesn’t hurt to visit friends, share the word of God, and get involved in meaningful activities.
By: Pupwaya Timothy Dibal