Tips on Keeping Physically Healthy

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When we are unwell, the first sign that is visible is the physical appearance of being unhealthy. Hence it is critical for overall wellbeing and crucial for sustaining overall health and wellness. It encompasses the state of the body to include its compositions, development, function, and maintenance.

Components of Physical Health
What It Involves and How to Deal With It
Carrying out physical activity
Physical activity includes strength, flexibility and endurance activities. Adults and children should incorporate exercise in daily routine. Leisure physical activity like hiking, biking, and walking and structured physical activity like strength training, running, and playing sports should be included in an exercise regime.
Dieting and good nutrition
Having good nutrition means proper nutrient intake, good fluid intake and healthy digestion. Eating a diet consisting of all major nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Water in adequate amounts should be had on a daily basis. Small and frequent meals should be had throughout the day. Any nutrient restrictions should be done under the supervision of a health care provider or nutritionist only.
Intake of alcohol and drugs
Intake of alcohol or drugs should be reduced or abstinence should be maintained. They are known to cause alteration in body process and mood swings.
Practicing self-care using medicines
Minor ailments and injuries should be attended in time and emergency medical care should be taken when necessary. A first aid kit containing OTC medications, bandages, lozenges should be kept at home. Fevers, the persistent cough should be treated by a doctor. For any other serious conditions, emergency medical care should be sought.
Taking adequate rest and sleep
Ensure that you get a good night’s sleep without disturbances and also take rest or relax periodically. This helps in rejuvenating the body. Sleeping for 7-9 hours in a quiet, dark environment is essential. Inability to sleep, sleeping for a longer duration should be checked by a doctor.

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