Health is the soundness of a person's body, mind, and spirit. It
refers to one's general condition and extent of freedom from disease and
pain. Healthy eating habits, a regular exercise regimen, and careful
personal hygiene practices all contribute to good physical health.
Eating a balanced diet that is low in fat and calories, exercising
frequently using stretching, aerobic, and anaerobic exercises, and washing
our hands before meals are three examples of good health practices.
On the other hand, insufficient sleep and prolonged stress can weaken our
immune systems and be detrimental to our health. Environmental and
hereditary factors can also affect our health in various ways.
Getting enough sleep each night, managing stress effectively, and avoiding
toxins can all help maintain our bodies' good health.
Following healthy living practices can help prevent acute diseases and
chronic health conditions. Such preventive medicine approaches can
help lower the cost of
health care. An old proverb wisely states,
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
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