Lifestyle is in the core philosophy of Dr Kumar’s lifestyle centre. Human health revolves around his lifestyle. Here lifestyle means what we eat, what we think, what we do and what we feel in short it is the combination of Diet+Action+Emotions. Our modern lifestyle is the major cause of a lot of health issues, this generation of people is going through. We have lost track of our health and it has led to a lot of stress and related problems. We at Dr. Kumar’s lifestyle center aims to be your best guide to fix your lifestyle and make it more health friendly so that you live a happier and healthier life.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being”, which means that this concept goes beyond the existence of one or another disease. Consequently, rather than a healthy lifestyle, one must speak of a lifestyle which includes diet, exercise, health prevention, work, relationship with the environment and social activities of life. Anything which we think, eat, practice and feel is the part of our lifestyle.
From this perspective it can be determined that the habits necessary for a healthy life are:
- Balanced mind: emotional balance, responsive nature rather than reactive and better coordination between mind and body is very much essential for health. The mind is the key factor when we talk about health. With the help of routine practices of Yama, Niyamas, Meditation, Chanting and Focus & Balancing Exercises anyone can achieve and maintain this stage.
- Balanced diet: healthy eating is governed to include all foods covered by the food pyramid, but in the right proportions and in sufficient quantity (no more) to maintain the nutritional needs of the organism in terms of energy consumption that it performs with the daily activity. The daily energy value of the diet should be 25 to 40 kilocalories per gram weight. Carbohydrates should occupy 40 t0 50% of nutrients, with no more than 10% of simple sugars. Fats must be 25 to 30% of the total energy value, dividing follows: 15-20% of monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated 5% and not more than 7-8% saturated. Protein consumed should not exceed 30 % of the diet. Widely this percentage depending on your weight and health goals. Finally, it should provide the body with 20-25 grams of vegetable fiber and other micronutrients like minerals and vitamins. Keep it in mind that even after having a good diet if you are not getting energy and required health benefits, there may be something wrong with your digestion or absorption.
- Toxic habits: toxins means anything which is not required from a nutrition perspective by the body and all processed food. There is two type of source from where we acquire toxins one is from food which we eat, air which we breathe and second is from within which the body creates due to any abnormality or disease. Alcohol and drugs very negatively affect health. Detoxification like colon hydrotherapy, panchkarma, shatkarma can help us to detoxify the body.
- Exercise: any synchronized movement of your body called exercise. This synchronization should be between your movement, breath, feel and energy. Determine the general recommendations about 30 minutes of daily physical activity, being sufficient brisk walking during this time. This allows burn excess calories and strengthen muscles and bones, but also helps control blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood, and contribute to the elimination of stress and help you sleep better, acquire a state of relaxation and avoid mood swings, improve self-esteem and personal satisfaction status. It can also be a good way to develop a healthy social activity when exercise is done in the company. To fit in your lifestyle don’t restrict exercise with time table and place. Whenever wherever you get chance you can do it provide the minimum requirement of at least 2 to 3 hour after meal.
- Hygiene: proper hygiene prevents many health problems: from dental infections or skin problems. The hygiene concept not only refers to the grooming and cleaning the body, but also affects the domestic sphere.
Staying fit and healthy is incredibly important – not only for physical health but also for mental wellbeing. It’s never easy to encourage others to adopt an active lifestyle – it really has to come from within the minds of each individual.