Hempstead, New York (PressExposure) March 16, 2011 -- Today's generation spells health as Gyms, Dieting, Pilates, Therapies etc. and the only reason for such awareness is looking good rather than keeping fit. Liposuctions, Botox, Implants and Surgeries are the names of the day. Anti wrinkles are a must rather than ageing gracefully.
Mark Twain says 'Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.' In this era of Diet Guides and Diet Recipes, books are not the only way to a healthy life, "intelligent" implementation is also necessary. Another good quote by Jan Murray - 'Dieting is a system of starving yourself to death so you can live a little longer' speaks about the fad of dieting which people insanely follow. Also, on the contrary, Franklin says 'One should eat to live, not live to eat' which points out that check should be kept on one's diet.
Joan Welsh has quoted, 'A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs.' Exercise is important for a healthy and fit body and it could be any kind of exercise - from taking the stairs to walking to household chores. And the most important is a contented and cheerful attitude as Henri Amiel says 'There is no curing a sick man who believes himself in health.'
While a doctor is an expert on curing diseases, one could avoid many diseases by being aware and knowledgeable about various health tips and household remedies. 'Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell' - Dorothy Canfield Fisher while the truth is 'God heals, and the doctor takes the fee'-Benjamin Franklin
It is said that If the Women are healthy, the families are healthy. To strike a perfect balance between their personal and professional life, women sacrifice on the health when actually they need extra care and attention. Extra nutrition after 30s, extra care during menstruals, pregnancy, menopause, being preventive about anemia, anxiety, depression, osteoporosis, migraine, weight gain and weakness are some very important health matters for a woman.
The key is to have healthy food, active but lifestyle, good sleep and a happy mind. Working women should have Calcium rich diet as they tend to suffer a lot from osteoporosis after menopause and Caffeine should be avoided. Cranberries are great for prevention of urinary infection while intake of more water during periods would flux out the toxins with the body waste.
Children are the most vulnerable to diseases and they cannot take care by themselves. So kids healthcare is an important issue in every family. Common children diseases are Diphtheria, Whooping cough, Tuberculosis, Measles, Chickenpox, Polio, Mumps and Dysentery for which immunizations are available. Other common diseases which can be cured at home are Cough and cold, Fever with malaria, vomiting, constipation, Skin infections, Eye and Ear infections, Worm infection, diarrhoea and dehydration.
When the child is suffering any of the common diseases, care should be taken, especially infants should be fed on breast milk to fight all infections, he should be given soft cooked food at regular intervals, plenty of fluids, clean and cheerful ambience, no stress and active participation in hobbies. A loving environment and encouragement and appreciation works as a health booster.
Women may be counted as the weaker sex and children as vulnerable but even men have their own set of medical problems, leading as stressful a life. Significant numbers of male-related health problems such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, infertility, and colon cancer, could be detected and treated if men's awareness of these problems was more pervasive. Basic health problems of men could be solved by avoiding processed foods, eliminating trans-fat, vitamin-mineral supplement, exercising, and check on smoking, tobacco and alcohol, reducing risk of prostate cancer and leading a peaceful stress-free life.
There are infinite books and infinite websites on health and infinite people for advice but seeking healthy life is the best gift one can ever gift oneself, because,
"Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it."