Steps to living a healthy life
TO LIVE a healthy life, one has to set smart goals that will in no doubt improve one’s health. These goals should address and incorporate, in a balanced way, to include all three dimensions of sustainable development. These are the environment, economics, societal and their interlinkages.
The provision of supportive, stable, social and economic conditions will enhance the ability for all, to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Sustainable development starts and ends with safe and healthy habits.
The viability of the pharmacy profession is an issue for the broader health sector and society as a whole. Pharmacists have a key role to play in delivering cost-effective solutions for patients, guaranteeing better outcomes especially for those with chronic diseases.
Setting sustainable development goals will meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Therefore, a society that gives appropriate recognition to the vital role that pharmacists plays will assist in advancing those goals.
Pharmacists are a vital source of accurate information, being the first point of contact for persons with health-related questions in most cases. Therefore, our roles in advancing these sustainable development goals are paramount.
Here are a few simple steps that can make a huge difference in our ultimate happiness and overall health.
I encourage each home to start by choosing a small goal that will work for you and your family. Also, remember what is good for your heart is good for your brain. So eat well and stay fit, you will live longer and be happier.
SETTING SMART GOALS FOR A HEALTHIER YOU 1. ELIMINATE CLUTTER
Get rid of all the things you don’t need or that are not good for you.
2. SUPPLEMENT YOUR LIFE
3. JUST ADD WATER
Water keeps you hydrated, eliminates toxins and keeps you regular. You’ve heard it before, but it’s worth repeating. It’s important to drink adequate amount of water every day to keep your body functioning properly.
4. FORGET THE COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT
Stop complaining about never getting what you want, and instead, create what you want.
5. JUST MOVE IT
Exercise not only makes you more physically fit, it also boosts your mood, increases your energy, and it can even improve your sex life.
6. CREATE A DAILY RITUAL
Meditate for five minutes in the morning to start your day. Take the additional five minutes to relax before bed. Read a book that inspires you, take a bath or drink a cup of herbal tea in a quiet setting. This will do wonders in eliminating daily stress and anxiety.
7. IMPROVE YOUR PENMANSHIP
If you’re thinking, ‘I’m too old for a diary’, look at it this way, writing in a journal daily helps you. (UNICEF study)
Set your goals and stop whining about everything if you are a complainer. Seize the moment; make the best of your situation, bearing in mind the role that you have to play in advancing sustainable development goals for a healthier nation.