Do you think you are running a healthy life? Ayurveda alarms that your 5 healthy habits are completely unhealthy ones
Since we were children, we have taught that weekends are for longer sleep, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, exercises are the one that will keep our body healthy, 8 glasses of water are something that we must drink during the day, fats need to be avoid because the same leads to health issues, etc.
In fact, many of the scientist are claiming the opposite. Greater is the number of experts suggesting that we need to exercise every day, except during the days when we have PMS or pain. Regarding the breakfast, yes we need to have breakfast, but not to plenty of food as we are not going to have a chance for another meal during the day. The breakfast needs to be quite light every morning. Fats should not be avoided completely; there are certain fats that are from a great importance for our organism, and the same need to be consumed. Regarding the amount of water that we are drinking daily, there is no written rule that today you need to drink 8 glasses of water even if your organism does not have a need of so much water. So drink water only when you are feeling thirsty, not because someone said to you that you must drank 8 glasses of water today. It is good to get relaxed and rested during the weekends, but that does not mean that you should overslept the weekends, just because you have read somewhere that the weekends are for sleeping and nothing else.
All of this suggestions, information, and different approaches towards different issues are confusing us very often, leading us to a point where we are asking what I should do and what I should not do, what is healthy for my organism and what may cause certain healthy issues?
The following article will present to you something that exists for almost five millennia and has stood the test of the time. This ancient medical wisdom was implemented by the civilizations for so many centuries until became banned by the British colonists. Today you will be introduced to a four-dimensional approach that focuses on senses, mind, body, and soul, and in the same time gives a fully support to your health.
It is supposed that the creator of this approach is Rishi Sushrut, which is consider to be the grandfather of the modern surgery too. He is also related with the roots of the Western medicine as well.
The approach created by Sushrut is related with svastha, a term which stands for health. These term is the origin of svasthvritta, an idiom that includes the behaviour, habits, and actions that are promoting good health. The svasthvritta is part of Ayurveda, a terminology that deals with healthy habits which are promoting overall health and wellbeing.
Ayurveda is teaching us to many useful habits that somehow are opposite to what has been taught to us all the time. Following are five habits that has been taught to us that are the most healthier, but in fact, according to Ayurveda, are opposite of it:
- Big Breakfast Means Healthy Habit
All the time we are taught that in order to run a healthy life you need to have a big breakfast every morning. In fact, Ayurveda suggest the opposite. It says that what we need to eat in a great portion is our lunch, and the breakfast and dinner should be lighter. Somehow this might be true, since Ayurveda if following the circadian rhythm. According to this believing we are solar powered beings and in order to be healthy we need to follow the course of the sun.
Ayurveda explains that one human being is healthy overall is his digestion state is healthy too. If we take into consideration that our digestion is in its best condition when the sun is on the top of the horizon, then we need to have the largest portion of the day at that time. That is why the lunch is much important than the breakfast.
- Practise as Much as You Can Every Day
According to Ayurveda, there is a type of exercise for each person and that is why each person needs to reveal which exercise suits him the most. Not only the type of the exercise, but its frequency and intensity too.
According to this medical theory, it is believed that women should not exercise when they are in their menstrual period. Each person that is tired or injured should not exercise too.
Ayurveda suggest that during spring and winter months when the body is physically stronger, each person needs to practise more energized exercises, while during summer and autumns days when the body is less energized, gentler exercises to be performed.
- Drink 8 Glasses of Water Every Day
Ayurveda supports the theory that one needs to drink water only when is feeling thirsty. If you do not feel as you need to drink 8 glasses of water today, then do not, because drinking water much more than your organism needs, may leads to obesity, digestion, and skin issues.
- Sleep Longer During the Weekends
According to Ayurveda every person has its own regular sleeping pattern. The sleeping pattern is considered to be one of the three pillars fundamental for one’s health. So if you have your own regular sleeping pattern, try to implement the same during the weekends too, not the modify it just because you have heard that you need to sleep more during the weekends. Try to go to bed at 10:30 p.m. and wake up at 6 a.m. in the morning. If you get up at 6 a.m. every morning the benefits upon your body will be astonishing.
- Avoid Consuming Fats
Despite how much your weight is, you definitely need to enter healthy fats into your organism. As healthy fats may be listed: nuts, avocado, ghee, coconut, and mustard oil. You need to bear in mind that if you are obese than you need to consume small amount of fats that your body may digest.
Try to adopt these Ayurveda methods and you will improve your health from many aspects in a very short period of time.