Nutrition, Psychology, and Fitness for young minds. The learned patterns that begin in childhood affect health and well-being across the lifespan. The earlier they understand what is better for them, the faster they will start implementing it in their lifestyles.

Our eating habits directly determine our health.

In today’s busy schedules and fast lives, individuals often end up eating as per convenience, rather than what is healthy.  The culture of eating has changed significantly over the past few years, especially in parts of the world where packed and processed foods have dominated the daily intake of healthy foods. Many times, people may eat to please their taste buds, but remain quite unaware of the health hazards that this type of eating habit might pose. 

Healthy eating does not necessarily mean eating less or dieting, rather it is eating everything in the right amount and the right way to feel better both physically and mentally. A healthy diet is essential for healthy living and overall well-being. It provides all the essential nutrients required by the body for growth and repair, to stay strong, and protection against many chronic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, etc. Along with that it improves memory and brain health, regulates mood and energy levels. 

A healthy diet consists of eating a combination of different foods, such as complex carbs, proteins, good fats, fruits, and vegetables along with limiting excess sugar, salt, and saturated/trans fats. Inculcating healthy eating habits can help to maintain a well-shaped body without falling into the evil trap of weight gain or obesity.

Due to the pandemic, individuals are spending less time moving and more time sitting! This type of sedentary behavior has a significant impact on the long-term health of young people. Along with a healthy diet, exercising is also essential for proper health and well-being. 

Routine exercise helps improve brain health, reduces the risk of diseases, strengthens bones and muscles, and improves the ability to do everyday tasks. Exercise provides better oxygen supply and blood flow throughout the body helping then organs work efficiently. A person stays happier when he/she is fit and healthy. A fit and healthy person is less prone to chronic diseases. The healthy mind reacts better in a pressure situation. The self-confidence of a person is increased. 

They feel more energetic throughout the day, sleep better at night, have sharper memories, and feel more relaxed and positive about themselves and their lives. And it’s also powerful medicine for many common mental health challenges.

As important as physical health, We all have mental health to take care of, no matter what age. We can train our minds to change our brains. Just like we train our muscles, we can train our minds for significant and positive shifts in our brains. Mindfulness is one way to start doing this. Mindfulness is bringing one’s attention to the present moment with openness, kindness, and without judgment. Simply focusing the attention on the here and now, rather than thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Another way to control ourselves is by controlling our behaviors and reactions in different situations. To learn how to do this, we need to start by controlling our emotions. Once we understand and realize how we feel at any particular moment, we gradually can control our emotions as well. At first, the mind wanders constantly, but with practice, we learn to focus our attention and direct it more skilfully. This helps break the grip of unhelpful mental habits, judgments, and impulses, making way for greater calm, and for more helpful, kinder, and rational thinking about all aspects of life. However, it takes practice!

Eat healthy, stay active and be happy.



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