From time in memorial, it is believed that eating and living a healthy lifestyle boosts the immune system and enhances longevity. Everyone wants to live long enough to enjoy life, but most individuals are not ready to do what it takes. It starts with living the healthy life.

You keep eating, without consideration. Have you ever noticed how the first bite of a meal tastes extremely delicious but after a number of hurriedly taken in spoons, the meal loses that amazing taste and becomes ordinary to you. The trick is, your taste buds are exceptionally sensitive. They connect to your emotions when you are extremely hungry. Once you take your first bite, it tastes great because your taste buds and your stomach are connected and working together. The minute the food loses its taste in your mouth, it means you are filled up and there is no more space in your tummy. Any extra bite after this period leads to over feeding and indigestion. When you refuse to stop eating at this point, your stomach begins to expand in order to contain the unwanted food and this is why most people have protruding tummy. To enjoy a meal to the fullest, learn to savour every taste, notice every flavour or texture. Enjoy the feel. The secret to enjoying life is to savour every moment. Dump the junk food. Your body naturally needs a balanced diet. Fruits play a very important role in boosting your immune system. Go organic once in a while.

One thing I’m sure about is that if you don’t take risks, you are not living life. No one is asking you to jump off a cliff or go sky diving, but adopting an active lifestyle is paramount in living a healthy life. Physical and mental exercise will work wonders for your body. Your weight will be kept under control.

Zig Ziglar once said, “You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor make the attitudes to fit those situations. You have a health challenge, so what?! Everyone is fully aware of the Acquired immune deficiency virus (AIDS) but what most people are not aware of is that most people suffering from this disease die quickly because of negative thinking, stigma and depression. Depression causes a mental break down and at that point nothing seems to be pushing you to stay alive. Having a positive attitude through every illness actually speeds up recovery or at least makes you feel better and removes depression. Think positive and be sincerely grateful for what you have. A healthy attitude is contagious, but don’t wait to catch it from others, be a carrier of that positive energy.

You should never let yourself feel inferior or even superior to others. Inferiority complex will make you live below your potential and most likely lead to high blood pressure, while superiority complex will destroy you. Value yourself, make friends with yourself, know your worth and do not let people trample all over you. Disengage yourself from high maintenance friendships or friendships that takes you for granted. Compassion? Have some for yourself. You are unique beyond your own imagination. Feeling good about yourself will have a very positive impact on how you act and how others regard you.

In conclusion, living a healthy life isn’t as hard as it seems. Eating healthy, exercising regularly and taking control of your thoughts will go a long way in improving your health both physically and mentally. I believe this short article will motivate you to start living healthy, and if you are living healthy already, it will make you do more. Don’t forget that at Grace and Mercy Pharmacy, we care about your total well-being. Don’t just stand, stand out!

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