‘What’s a leader if you are constantly sick and ill? Is it happiness, if you have all the money in the world but not your health?’
What is in fact the meaning of health? As defined by World Health Organisation (WHO), ‘it is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ Health is a dynamic condition resulting from a body’s constant adjustment and adaptation in response to stresses and changes in the environment for maintaining an inner equilibrium called homeostasis.
Everyone wants to be in the best state of health possible but how many can achieve this in reality?
We are all leaders in our own right. We are constantly setting good examples for others to follow so why not take a look at your own health. Good nutrition and physical activity are vital for good health and overall well-being. Specific diseases and conditions linked to a poor diet and lack of physical activity include osteoporosis, heart disease, hypertension, obesity, diabetes and some types of cancer. No longer are we talking about avoiding these diseases, we are now learning to live COLUMN RAW FOOD ASIA Take Charge of your Health today By MewSum Wong Advice from Raw Food Asia with them in our lives! It is therefore important to make wise food choices to obtain essential nutrients needed for good health.
How many times have you felt frustrated, not knowing if the food you are eating is healthy, whether you need supplements, high fat, more greens, less fat, juices, smoothies, or what?
Here are some golden nuggets of advice: Learn how to construct a raw plant based and vegan diet that meets the recommended nutrient intake. Learn how to prepare your own healthy, simple and inexpensive vegan dishes. Discover proven breakthrough systems of both purification, and healthy habits to cleanse your body of toxins. Transition to a substantially high raw plant based diet while still enjoying the foods you love.
Discover the Master Key to Superior Health: When you eat healthy and are full of energy, you will feel the urge to get out there and put your energy to good use. Regular physical activity is key for overall good health. People with higher levels of fitness are at lower risk of developing chronic disease. Strengthening muscles and bones improves balance and flexibility, reducing the risk of unintentional falls and bone fractures in older adults.
Fitness and health are integral parts of leadership. Leaders speak of having higher energy levels, more self-confidence, better focus, greater stress relief and balance. Being fit helps them project an image of being disciplined, in control and effective. By demonstrating balance and perspective and having a more positive attitude, they naturally become better role models.
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Many people will spend the weekend roasting chicken on the barbecue or attempt a Shabu Shabu restaurant crawl, but there is a growing number of people who won’t cook anything at all. We call them ‘raw foodies’. They live by the theory that anything cooked over a certain temperature will be denatured and lose its living enzymes. One needn’t be a raw foodie but just an ordinary fruit lover to join us! So consider recharging your batteries by joining Raw Food Asia at www. facebook.com/rawfoodasia