• Deanne Pandey

Treasure chest of health and wellness

Gaining proficiency over all aspects of health- nutrition, mental well-being, fitness, spiritual growth and lifestyle, is tricky and rather difficult to achieve. But don’t worry, we are here to let you in on some secrets that are surely life-changing. Most people visualize themselves ageing gracefully and living a long, healthy life filled with good friends, family, and plenty of activity. While this is something that many people dream of, it’s far from being a fantasy. To live our best lives as we age, we have to plan for the long haul to avoid pain and disease later in life. It takes real commitment to get your body in this condition and what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. So to kick start you journey to a healthy and happy life, here are some of the most underrated facts of mental and physical well-being-

  1. The connection between music and food

Did you know, listening to music can help you eat less? Playing slow tunes during meals discourages people from wolfing down their food. It can help you chill out and take your time eating. And when you eat slowly, you feel full faster, leading you to consume less overall.

2. The colour of your food

Painting your plate with colourful food can actually help you lead a healthier and longer life. A healthy eating plan full of fruits and vegetables can help lower your risk of many serious and chronic health conditions, including heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and and some types of cancer. They’re also essential to your everyday health.

3. Medicinal properties of flowers

Apart from it’s beautiful appearance and fragrance, flowers can actually replace your flu medicines. Numerous flowers, fruits, herbs, and vegetables have been found to contain powerful antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties. They also feature important nutrients, such as antioxidants, vitamins, and a host of phytochemicals that help to boost the immune system – which can help us to stay healthy in the first place.

4. Effects of pets on raising kids

Yes you heard that right! Getting a pet can be as effective as any other parenting tip. Children raised with pets show many benefits. Developing positive feelings about pets can contribute to a child's self-esteem and self-confidence. Positive relationships with pets can aid in the development of trusting relationships with others.

5. Mirror can be your best friend

Most of us associate looking in the mirror with narcissism or feelings of inadequacy, but learning how to see yourself in your own reflection can increase self-compassion, aid stress-management, and improve relationships and emotional resilience.

6. Whole apples are best apples

An apple a day surely keeps the doctor away, but are you eating it right? Rather than peeling it or slicing it, just wash the apple and bite right into it! Not only does it sustain the goodness of the apple but it also strengthens your dental health.

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