“Samadosha samagnischa samadhatumalakriyha prasannatma indriyas manaha swasthya ityabhideeyate” – is the verse in Ayurveda which defines the health of an individual.
You are said to be healthy when there is an equilibrium in your doshas (vata, pitta and kapha), proper functioning of circulatory, muscular, skeletal, reproductive, digestive, excretory system and sense organs with a healthy mind.
According to WHO: “Good health is a state of physical, social and mental well-being and not merely absence of disease.” You need to give equal importance to your physical and mental health, only the lab reports will not determine your health.
The main aim of Ayurveda is to protect the health of a healthy individual and to prevent the occurrence of the disease, than to cure the disease in the patients -“Swasthasya swasthya rakshanam aturasya vikara prashamanam”.
The prime motto of Ayurveda is to preserve your health. This is achieved by following few measures like
- Follow dinacharya (daily regimen) and ritucharya (seasonal regimen).
- Undergoing timely detoxification therapy by panchakarma.
- Intake of health-promoting, disease-preventing and anti-aging medicines (rasayana therapy)
Follow the below tips to promote your physical health
- Eat healthy and freshly cooked foods in appropriate time. Stick to your family and traditional recipes.
- Avoid preserved and artificial junk foods.
- Make sure to eat seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- Drink sufficient quantity of fluids.
- Avoid smoking, tobacco chewing, alcohol and carbonated beverage consumption.
- Do physical activity for 30 minutes daily.
- Avoid day sleep.
- Eat light dinner and 2 hours before going to bed.
- Avoid using chemical toxins in your home.
- Sleep 7-8 hours daily.
Tips for mental well-being
- Be socially active. Hangout with family and friends.
- Start new hobbies and learn new things.
- Help and wish good for others.
- Do regular prayer. Thank god for what you have.
- Practice yoga, meditation and pranayama.
- Try to be happy always. Avoid Arishadvargas like kama(lust), Krodha(anger), Lobha(greed), Moha (attachment), Mada(pride) and Matsarya(envy).