Can you afford to ignore your health now? - by Archita Rai  - CollectLo

Can you afford to ignore your health now?

Archita Rai  - CollectLo

Archita Rai

Content Writer

3 min read . Aug 14 2023


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It is no more about "going to office". The world today has become challenging for everyone- students, homemakers, office goers, remote workers, kids and elderly. With the demand of industry at its peak, institutions are on a lookout for individuals who can give their 100% and more. Even for homemakers, the challenges are bigger now- pollution, pandemics and changes in lifestyles have taken toll on our immunity. Blood pressure is no longer an "elderly" problem and disease like cholesterol rise, cardiac and pulmonary problems are becoming a household issue. The mental health and physical health have become points of a vicious circle where one results into the other. At this juncture, here's why need your body, your health and your own efforts the most.

1) Physical vitality and energy

Good health is the foundation of physical vitality and energy. When you take care of our body through proper nutrition, regular exercise, and sufficient rest, you experience increased energy levels, improved stamina, and enhanced physical performance. Optimal health enables us to engage in daily activities, pursue hobbies, and enjoy life to the fullest.

2) Mental well-being and cognitive function

The link between physical health and mental well-being is undeniable. Engaging in regular physical activity and adopting a nutritious diet contribute to positive mental health outcomes. Exercise releases endorphins, which boost mood and reduce stress and anxiety. Proper nutrition provides the brain with essential nutrients, supporting cognitive function, memory, and overall mental clarity. Taking care of our physical health lays the foundation for improved mental well-being and resilience.

3) Productivity

How many times you have had headache in last 3 months? Has it not affected your productivity and focus? Maintaining good health directly correlates with increased productivity and success in various aspects of life. When we are physically fit and mentally sharp, we can concentrate better, make sound decisions, and tackle challenges more effectively. Optimal health enhances our ability to meet professional obligations, excel in academic pursuits, and pursue personal goals. It enables us to be more focused, motivated, and driven, resulting in higher levels of productivity and achievement.

4) Disease prevention

Disease and symptoms that were earlier news and issues of the old people have now come home. Prioritizing health significantly reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases and enhances longevity. By adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and stress management, we can minimize the likelihood of conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. Regular check-ups, preventive screenings, and early detection of potential health issues are essential for maintaining optimal health and increasing lifespan.

5) Enhanced Quality of Life

Who does not want an active, fun-filled and happy life? Do you like being the couch potato you are on weekends? Do you not end up missing the weekends of your school and college days where you had the energy to actually live and enjoy the weekend?
Good health is the cornerstone of a high-quality life. When we are healthy, we can fully engage in activities we enjoy, maintain fulfilling relationships, and experience a greater sense of well-being. Being free from chronic pain or illness allows us to embrace life’s opportunities, travel, explore new hobbies, and spend quality time with loved ones.

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