There's nothing more important than our own good health
We busy ourselves mostly with things we have to cope with in everyday life: day-to-day routine and duties, fulfilling the expectations of others, bearing responsibility for and looking after partners and family, the demands on ourselves, maintaining our status and our hobbies, planning holidays and free time. We often forget: there's nothing more important than our own good health.
In the following, you will find some inspiration to help you stay healthy.
Good health cannot be taken for granted
It is the most valuable asset we have. Because everything depends on how we are – emotionally and physically. If we are well, we are able to shape our own everyday lives, care for the family and be successful at work, pursue our hobbies and recharge our batteries during the good times, so that we can master the bad times. But to do this, we need a certain balance between:
- Job and free time
- Body and soul
- Pleasure and moderation
- Rest and exercise
- Activity and relaxation
- Striving for success and contentment
- Wanting and having
- Awareness of yourself and others
- Partying and musing
- Input and output
A real job for life
Finding this balance is truly a job for life, and one that even changes over time. For example, the older we get, the more important a role our health plays; being symptom-free becomes less self-evident, and the part of our lives we have to devote to staying healthy becomes larger. We can do a great deal to help ourselves: a healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude lay very solid foundations for this. Awareness of your overall lifestyle has positive effects on good health – often up to a ripe old age.
Regular medical screening examinations
We can do so much to stay fit and healthy for a long time. Thus includes regular medical screening examinations to diagnose and treat any conditions early. The homepage of the German Ministry of Health explains what measures Germans are entitled to from the age of 35.
- Take regular exercise in the fresh air.
- Stick to a light, balanced diet.
- Make sure you drink enough.
- Treat yourself to breaks and relax.
- Make sure you get enough sleep.
- Train and retain your intellectual abilities.
- Eat and drink in moderation.
- Do not smoke.
- Be at peace with yourself.
- Maintain healthy relationships with those around you.
- Always look on the bright side of life.
- See "hurdles" as challenges.
Find out what you most enjoy doing!
In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, you need to find out what really fulfils you. So: stop, think and find out! It can be, for example, sports, music or some creative activity. All the options are open to you, because: you're in your element when you're doing what you love. You feel content and happy.