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health in modern day

  • 15 June 2019
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hey friends
i am back with a new question .
i wanna know how we can be fit in a modern day hectick lifestyle.
daily consumption of fast food and other beverages .
i would love to know your ideas and thoughts.

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Hey @swaraj. Glad you're back with a new question!

I believe that health is a basic human right yet in so many places people do not have this right – health remains a privilege. So, I have to begin with the acknowledgment that not everyone has access to healthy food. Sometimes fast food is the only option because it's affordable and because it's close by. Lack of access to healthy food, or living in a food desert, is a big problem in the US.

On the other hand, there are people who have access to healthy food and choose not to eat it. If you're very busy, it's easier to get fast food than to prepare a healthy meal. I guess that's why there are so many meal-prep delivery services (at least in the US) now – they're trying to help busy people (who have money) to eat healthier without having to spend a huge amount of time cooking.

As for me, I like to cook. But I usually feel tired at the end of my work day and don't want to spend an hour or two in the kitchen making a meal. One thing that has worked for me is to make one or two meals on the weekend that I can eat during the week. I also try to walk whenever possible so I get exercise naturally (and don't contribute more air pollution).

What are your best tips for staying healthy and fit?
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hey Laura i think health is made of physical mental and social well being .
for me eating and doing physical activity and have a proper state of well being brings health .
doing mental training is also equally important . i always do yoga and exercise.
Coursera has some great courses on exercise and health , feel free to explore those.
more ideas are invited .