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Spirituality – The Key To Health

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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To stay healthy, we must eat right, get plenty of exercise and rest, and avoid bad habits, such as smoking. But now it is said that “what you believe in” can have a big impact on health and longevity. There have been a lot of studies that show how patients with strong spirituality can improve their health from a variety of chronic conditions, like hypertension, heart disease, recover from surgery and more.

Research indicates there are real health benefits from spirituality:

  • People with high levels of religious beliefs or spirituality have lower cortisol responses. Cortisol is a hormone the body releases in response to stress.
  • Positive thinking produces nearly a 30% drop in perception of pain.
  • Spirituality and the practice of religion have been associated with a slower progression of Alzheimers disease.
  • People who regularly attend religious activities may live longer than those who dont. Regular participation tends to decrease mortality rate by about 12% a year.
  • People undergoing cardiac rehabilitation are more confident and perceive greater improvements in their physical abilities if they have a strong faith.
  • Increased levels of spirituality and religious faith may help substance abusers get rid of their habit.
  • Spirituality stimulates the relaxation response. When the body is relaxed, your heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate all go down, which decreases the bodys stress response.
  • Spirituality can affect immunesystem function. Spirituality and faith improve immune function in ways that can be measured, like an increase in white blood cells.
  • Prayer heals the heart.
  • Positive talking and thinking in the ICU yields better results.

Spirituality is what brings you peace and safety. It can be achieved through God or Goddess, nature, a beautiful sunset, meditation, Pranayama, religious meeting, chanting, mind body relaxation, etc. Spirituality helpsin several ways, right from promoting wellness to helping with recovery.

5 Steps to Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s disease

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  1. Maintain a healthy weight.
  2. Check your waistline.
  3. Eat mindfully. Emphasize on colorful, vitamin rich vegetables and fruits; whole grains; fish, lean poultry, tofu, and beans and other legumes as protein sources in addition to healthy fats. Limit unnecessary calories from sweets, sodas, refined grains like white bread or white rice, unhealthy fats, fried and fast foods, and mindless snacking. Keep a close eye on portion sizes, too.
  4. Exercise regularly. Aim for 2½ to 5 hours weekly of brisk walking. Else, you may try a vigorous exercise like jogging for half that time.
  5. Keep a check on important health numbers. In addition to watching your weight and waistline, keep a watch on your cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure and blood sugar numbers.

(Source: (HealthBeat)

5 Steps to lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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  1. Maintain a healthy weight.
  2. Check your waistline.
  3. Eat mindfully. Emphasize colorful, vitamin-packed vegetables and fruits; whole grains; fish, lean poultry, tofu, and beans and other legumes as protein sources plus healthy fats. Cut down on unnecessary calories from sweets, sodas, refined grains like white bread or white rice, unhealthy fats, fried and fast foods, and mindless snacking. Keep a close eye on portion sizes, too.
  4. Exercise regularly. Aim for 2½ to 5 hours weekly of brisk walking or try a vigorous exercise like jogging for half that time.

Keep a watch on your cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, and blood sugar numbers.

(Source: Harvard)