Calm mind brings inner strength and confidence, so that’s very important for good health

Dalai Lama

With everything that is going on in the world concerning the coronavirus, you or someone you know is highly concerned about getting the virus and doing whatever it takes to make sure they don’t get it. Practicing good hygiene is something everyone should. If your like me, then you can’t stand being ill and under the weather. Maintaining good health is what will help your body fight off illnesses. Good health and good hygiene helps you not just physically but mentally as well.

Practicing Good Health

If you are someone who doesn’t practice good hygiene all the time, well your not alone. If your already practicing good hygiene, then you know there are many people who are in the same spot as you are older and younger. In fact, you probably practice good hygiene better than some other people. You want to take care of both your mind and body. For example, showering and cleaning yourself up before hanging out with friends can boost your confidence especially if you are someone who is shy. You don’t need me to tell you that if you get dirty from working outside or got done doing something where are you sweated a lot, it would be best to shower afterwards.

What Good Health Does to Your Mind

When you practice good health, your body doesn’t just look at or feel better, your mind is also benefiting greatly from it. Your mind is fueled by good health and good hygiene. Your mind knows when you are dirty and need a shower. Your mind knows when you smell good and have fuel in your body, you’re going to feel great. Everyone’s body is different. What I mean by that is everyones body is going to react differently to various foods. You may get energy from eating blueberries, raspberries, watermelon, carrots, salmon, spinach, chicken. Maybe you don’t get that energy boost from eating grapes, bananas, strawberries, radish’s, or eggplant. That’s ok like I said, everyone’s body is different. Listen to your body, it knows what foods do your body well and what foods make you feel lousy and sluggish.

Here are some ways good hygiene and good health does you good:

  • You feel good and ready to take charge of your life
  • Improved positive outlook on life
  • Gain more energy
  • Overall better physical health
  • Eat more home cooked meals
  • Eat when you’re hungry not when your bored or upset
  • Balance, variety, and moderation

Discussion

By practicing good hygiene and staying in good health you are taking charge of your life. Many of us art just living life and maybe not necessarily taking charge of it. We are just getting by or surviving. Taking charge of something gives you that feeling of empowerment. When used correctly and not abused, it can greatly benefit your life and how you view yourself.

We all strive for a positive outlook on life. We look for it in different areas like our education, our career title, hobbies, family, and friends. It can also be found in practicing good habits that lead to overall good health. When you are healthy, you feel great. When you’ve got your blood pumping, you feel like you can do things that you may have thought was impossible to do before. Maybe you wouldn’t think that washing your hands or taking a shower would give you energy, but they can ease your mind. When your mind is at ease and has a chance to rest, you can think more clearly. When your anxiety is low, things that may have seemed overwhelming and big are really manageable and small. Your mind is always registering good and bad hygiene.

When you have a good amount of healthy energy, you can do more. If you’ve got a list of things that you have to get done before the day is over, that can be a lot to take on. When your body has a full tank of energy from practicing good hygiene, you can surprise yourself at what you can do, I know I have. When you have good physical health, you can prevent yourself from getting sick.

With good physical health, your body can even fight off things that you are allergic to. Good physical health creates a strong immune system. There are people out there who have good physical health, but don’t exercise and that’s ok. When you have good hygiene and good physical health, you have the energy to work out. You don’t have to exercise 7 days or 5 times a week. If you work out two or three times a week that’s still all right. Those who don’t have the opportunity to set some time aside to work out can exercise in their daily routines. If you are someone who works outside maybe do a brisk walk or jog from one area to another. If you’re sitting in an office at your desk, you can do leg raises, chair dips, shadow boxing, or rapidly tap your feet in place while sitting down. Look up these different types of exercises and see what options you have.

It’s best that you always eat when you’re hungry not when you’re bored or going through strong emotions. I understand that if you have been heartbroken that it’s really easy to turn to comfort food like cake, ice cream, maybe fast food. I’ve been there myself. I just remind myself that I can cheat for a little bit and then get back to eating better. Home cooked meals can give you the right kind of energy to make you feel better and give you the right vitamins and minerals for energy. If you don’t know how to cook, there are all kinds of recipes online that you can make with a few items. Look up videos on the internet on how to prepare a dish. From experience I can tell you home cooked meals make me feel great and give me fuel.

I said that everyone’s body is different. I’m sure you heard the saying ‘everything in moderation’ at some point. Everyone needs a different amount of food to give them energy and to stay healthy. Your age, height, and weight are only a few of the factors that go into what your body needs for good health. You just have to find the right balance and the right variety of foods to keep your health up. This will require some trial and error, but you’ll eventually find what works for you.

Final Thoughts and Sum Up

When when it comes to practicing good hygiene, most of it is common sense. You don’t have to go over the top to stay healthy. There are probably some things you do in a normal day that you may not think contribute to good health and good hygiene, but they do. With what’s going on in the world, just remain calm, wash your hands, remember to shower, and follow what the CDC, the government, and the World Health Organization recommends you do. We’ll get through this pandemic together and we’ll be stronger because we went through it.

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