Obesity means an increased risk.Already in childhood the foundation stone for the health development or also wrong development is laid. That is why children and young people must be encouraged to adopt health-conscious behavior as early as possible.
Eating is not only the source of our physical energy, it is also crucial for the quality of life and thus also a good mood. Therefore we should learn to enjoy food again:
A change in diet is the be-all and end-all.
Make food a main thing again. Cover the table nicely and arrange the dishes decoratively on your plate.
Chew every bite and feel the taste of the food. Take your time, because the hunger center in our brain only reports “full” after about 20 minutes.
It is very important to drink a lot (at least 2 liters per day: water, herbal tea and diluted fruit juices).
Movement is a vital human need. The ability to move in harmony, to be aware of one’s body and to feel healthy is an elementary experience. Movement means feeling good, enjoying physical activity, discovering the abilities of your own body and experiencing positive sensations and feelings. Movement together with others means to experience something about yourself, to practice and to achieve something together, to be part of it and to belong. Whether cycling, swimming , gymnastics, ball games or just hiking: Keeping fit strengthens the body – also against risks such as cancer . Movement strengthens and regulates the function of all organs: muscles, heart, lungs, digestive system and much more.
People need an average of eight hours of sleep – some more, some less. That means we spend about a third of our lives in sleep – that is, we are three to four times as long in bed as at work. And this time is the most important of all for our regeneration. Sufficient sleep, a healthy sleeping environment and a good bed play a decisive role in the quality of sleep so that you can be fit and active again the next day.
Relax and reflect
Experiencing positive stress is good for us. Negative stress, on the other hand, should be limited in time. Stress becomes dangerous when it pushes us to the limit of exhaustion or when it becomes permanent, because constant stress is unhealthy. You don’t sleep enough, you are more susceptible to colds, you eat irregularly and you don’t feel like moving. Whether we experience an event as “stressful” in the negative sense, we often determine ourselves through our own personal evaluation of the event.
What can help
Whoever wants to have his peace, will ultimately only find it in himself. Whoever consciously makes contact with his body begins to practice everyday mindfulness. If we learn to communicate consciously with our body and to understand it, the body can regain its inner balance.
Helpful techniques are, for example: Autogenic training, breathing or relaxation exercises, muscle relaxation according to Jacobsen
Laughter is not only good for our psyche, it is also good for our body. If you laugh for a minute, you will feel as refreshed afterwards as if he or she had completed three quarters of an hour of relaxation training. Laughter researchers have found that out.
Paracelsus said: “Only the amount creates the poison”. It is the same with all things in life, too much is always harmful!