4 Ways To Live Healthy


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While sitting leisurely, so many questions bloomed in my mind. How healthy I am? Do I have a healthy diet? Do I exercise regularly? Do I drink more glasses of water daily? Do I get enough sleep every day?Am I happy with my life style? Am I preparing the right food for my family? Whether I teach my son about being active?

My life totally changed after 2008. It was the year when I joined my Yoga practices. From that day on wards my perspective towards my life got a marvelous twist. From my life experiences, here’s 4 Ways to Live Healthy

Drink More Water

Now a days, most of us fail to drink more water due to so many reasons. Water is essential for the proper functioning of our body. I resolved to drink more water every 3 hours in one or the other form as Green Tea, Hibiscus Tea, Tender Coconut, Butter Milk. This helps in my skin protection.

Start the day with Yoga

As I am a member of a Yoga Centre, I do my Yoga practices everyday during early morning. I feel something missing if I failed to do this due to some circumstances. Yoga refreshes me and provides the necessary energy for that day. I meditate after my Yoga and do some work outs too.

Healthy Food Is Healthy Mind

I prefer to eat many varieties of healthy food. We try to avoid junk foods mostly in our family. So I prefer to cook all the meals at home. Cooking is my heart. This makes our food healthy and hygienic.

ME Time

Reading is my breath. Reading keeps me relieved from stress. It improves my knowledge too. Reading and listening to music calms me down and makes me happy.

My Daily Diet

In empty stomach I drink Sesame Water ( 1 tsp of black sesame seeds soaked in water overnight ) or Fenugreek Water  ( 1 tsp of methi seeds or fenugreek soaked in water overnight ). After Yoga, I have a cup of Green Tea.

Breakfast : Idli or Uppuma or Aappam or Chappathi or Venpongal ( All are South Indian Dishes )

Lunch : Any Soup, Chappathi, Rice, with Curry and Vegetables.

Drink : Tender Coconut, Green Tea, Butter Milk, Fresh Juice

Dinner : Idli or Oats Variety or Multigrain Dosa or Idiyappam ( All are South Indian Dishes )

Mindful Monday – Healthy Living :

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While eating, I started to have Mindful Eating which celebrates the eating. Mindful eating is eating with intention and attention.  It is deliberately paying attention, being fully aware of what is happening both inside and outside yourself – in your body, heart and mind – and outside yourself, in your environment. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgement.

Useful Other Resources : 

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How healthy are you? Do you have a healthy diet? Do you exercise regularly? Do you drink more glasses of water daily? Do you get enough sleep every day?Are you happy with your life style? Are you preparing the right food for your family? Whether you teach your kids about being active? Do share with us your life hacks for being healthy  ……


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26 thoughts on “4 Ways To Live Healthy”

  1. I am loving this series of healthy eating. I have been asked to reduce at least 20 kgs. I am not sure if there is any other option except liposuction to get that result. But I’m not going for that. Yoga is something I am planning to join.

  2. I’ve been slowly becoming more conscious of the food I eat, Vasantha. We too prefer home-cooked and from scratch. My walking routine is back in place and I feel healthier already. Great reminders.

  3. Of the 4 pointers you have shared, I am lagging on the exercise part. I do it on and off, but it has still not become an integral part of daily life. I need to get this right!

  4. Vasantha, you are doing an amazing job! I would love to see some of your recipes for the Indian food you mentioned. I have been working with more vegetables and lots of seasonings to get the tastes without the fats! My intention is to start doing yoga and meditation on a regular basis. I have to learn to fit everything into my day. I think I am busier now that I am retired than when I worked! LOL! Thanks again for all your inspiration! Namaste! <3

  5. I love what others share about their healthy living journey, especially enjoyed reading about the benefits of Yoga practice. As a yogi-newbie, I through some of the poses. Yet, always feel refreshed and rejuvenated after the practice. Very informative post.

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