Living a life in a way that promotes good health, physically and mentally and overall well-being is considers as a healthy lifestyle. It results in maintaining a productive life. It is all about making healthy choices.
So, what does it mean to be in a good health mentally and physically? Let’s look at what health actually means first, then I will tell you about some healthy habits like healthy sleep habit / choices.
What is health?
According to World Health Organization, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO, 1948). This definition shows that absence of a sickness / disease / disorder does not guarantee good health. Good health constitutes of not only being physically, but also mentally healthy and active, as well as enjoying good relations with others and being able to deal with problems and threats effectively.
What is lifestyle?
It is the routine a person follows. It also includes personal choices for everything they do in their daily life. It is the choices about what a person would like to eat, to wear, or what kind of friends he or she would like to make as well as how he or she spends money. Thoughts, feelings, ideas, belief system, interests, opinions and personal behavioral characteristics / orientation also are part of lifestyle. Overall quality, standard, conditions and style of living comes under the lifestyle of a person.
To put it simply, the way a person lives his or her life is called lifestyle.
Lifestyle could be healthy, unhealthy, luxurious, nomadic, rural, modern or adequate.
What are good healthy choices?
Healthy life style constitutes of healthy choices. It means making choices and selecting those things which promotes good health and overall well-being. Here are a couple of healthy habits which promotes health and wellness:
- Healthy eating
- Avoiding junk food
- Avoid snacking
- Maintaining a good routine
- Avoid naps during evenings and in late afternoons
- Daily walking
- Taking care of sleep hygiene
- Practicing good relations
- Avoiding drugs and alcohol
- Spending time wisely
- Drinking enough water
- Going for vacations
- Managing stress and anxiety
- Avoid skipping a meal
- Lower sugar intake
- Reduce screen time
- Do not sit for long hours
- Do not smoke
- Spending time with family and loved ones
- Do not work when sick
Why healthy lifestyle is important?
Healthy life style lowers the risk of mental and physical illnesses. It promotes good health. This way a person is more active and productive and have more control over his or her life. Living a healthy lifestyle boosts energy level. A person will be able to deal effectively with daily chores and more successful in every aspect of life if he or she is opting for healthy choices.
Healthy lifestyle reduces risks for:
- Blood pressure
- Mood disorders
- Mental disorders
- Heart diseases and Stroke
- Early deaths
These are a few benefits of healthy choices, there a lot of other benefits too, which we will discuss in any other blog.
What healthy choices PRC Rehab offers for its clients?
PRC Rehabilitation Center is a rehabilitation center for various mental and Substance use disorders. It has a team of qualified and trained staff which help clients to overcome their health issues as well as promotes healthy lifestyle practicing. Some of the healthy practices while treatment / rehabilitation which clients go through are:
- Structured routine activities
- Healthy food
- Good sleep hygiene
- Exercising / Walking
- Expressing feelings
- Managing stress and anger
- Promoting healthy relations
These are just a few healthy treatment facilities at Parvarish Recovery Center. PRC Clifton Karachi provides quality treatment services to its clients. If you know anyone who is suffering from addiction / SUD or mental health problems, you can refer them to P-R-C. For our full services feel free to contact us at 0341-1959599 or visit our treatment rehabilitation centers.