Healthy Body = Healthy Mind (Come and look at my muscles)

Okay, are all of you listening? Are all of you paying attention? You better be, because this is important. Your body is a temple and you need to treat it that way. Now I’m going to tell you exactly what you need to do to maintain your temple body so you better take notes. You ready?

  1. Stop eating any form of junk food. Junk food is filled with 99.99% fat which is bad, so you need to stop eating it.
  2. You need to start doing some hard-core exercises. First you need to go for a 20 km run, then you need to do 200 crunches followed by 150 push ups. Then you can rest for 10 seconds. After that you have to do 120 pull ups, then 120 squats and finally you need to finish it all off with 100 burpees.
  3. You need to become a vegan. No more meat or dairy products. What did you think, getting a good body was going to be easy? Think again!

Have you gotten all of that down? Good. Now there’s one more thing you need to do. You need to throw away all that stuff you just noted down because none of it is really necessary.

So now, let’s get serious. There is a reason why I am calling this post Healthy Body = Healthy Mind and that is because both the body and the mind are linked. I know the saying goes “mind over matter” and there is merit to those words, but we have to face the facts, the mind is affected by the body and the body is affected by the mind. A good example of this connection is when people get drunk, because when you drink a lot of alcohol you tend to act much more stupid than you normally would. Another good example is how a lot of people get constipated or suffer from facial tics when they are stressed.

Now I know this blog is about changing your mind-set, but the thing is that one good way to do that is by looking after your body, and that means exercising and eating right. But don’t worry you don’t have to go crazy and start doing Olympic type workouts.

A common misconception people have is that the only way to have a healthy body is to go to extremes, and for examples of such extremes please go back to the beginning of this post. But the truth is you don’t have to go that far.

If you can do just 30 minutes of exercise for five days a week then you’re all set. It doesn’t need to be strenuous exercise either, just walking is fine too.  Don’t believe me? Check out this article from the Mayo clinic website. If you don’t believe me, you can believe them. And of course, there is the fact that exercising makes you feel better. Why is that? This is because your brain releases endorphins when you exercise, and endorphins are nature’s feel good hormone. You can find out more about this phenomenon here. Remember though, just because it makes you feel good doesn’t mean you should do it all the time; too much of anything is bad for you. Make sure you do your exercise in moderation.

Now let’s talk about food. If you’re like most people, you probably like junk food; that’s okay I do too. And the great thing is, if want to be healthy you don’t have to stop eating junk food. But you do have to eat it in moderation and proportion.  Make sure you eat a good amount of veggies and fruits during your day, and try not to eat out every day either. Make your own food every now and then at least (that or get someone to cook for you).

Well, that’s all you really need to do to keep your body healthy and by extension, your mind too. Bear in mind though, that this is only to help you keep healthy. If you’re thinking about buffing up or losing weight, then your exercises and diet are going to be different. If that is the case I suggest you either consult a professional or do your own research.

I hope you found this post somewhat helpful. If not, I hope that you at least found it entertaining!

5 thoughts on “Healthy Body = Healthy Mind (Come and look at my muscles)

  1. Anonymous

    Great post Avinash,

    Your posting reminds me very much of the biopsychosocial model that I teach (or rather try) to teach my medical students. This model focuses on the holistic approach to health which is what you have touched on here in your blog.
    Looking forward to reading more…

    All the best
    Sharon How


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