Long life – 120 years
No disease, sickness at all
Diabetes, high BP, joint pain, cancer etc –
NOT at all
Lots of energy, stamina, joy, happiness
Enough money for needs
WHAT WE SEE
Average age 70-75
Fever, cold/cough, other sickness once a year -
By age 50 substantial numbers suffer diabetes,
high BP, (or both), joint pains, stones, fibroids,
chronic cold/cough, etc.
WHAT WE SEE
Small number suffer kidney, stomach, liver, eye,
Smaller number suffer cancers of various types
By age 60 the earning capacity is almost nil, &
medical expenses keep mounting exponentially
First of all get firm conviction
that our health in life time is
totally in our hands.
We can extend our age well
beyond 100 and also live pain
free, joyful & meaningful lives.
WHAT WE NEED
There is flood of literature regarding health &
healthy living all around us in books, magazines,
newspapers & of course now a days on the internet
Juxtaposed with this is an ocean of ignorance in
the people we see around us.
It is Really Amazing
None appears to be aware of such knowledge.
There are other more important issues to be
A few people we see in the parks going for
morning walk or yoga etc.
The number is infinitesimally small proportion of
people we are referring to.
The single most important
responsibility of every individual
on this earth is to keep self full
of health & vibrant energy (Not
merely free from sickness).
IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY
Most people do not die.
They kill themselves by their wrong
actions (mostly inadvertently)
before living a full life span.
Much of the damage occurs due to
ignorance of nature’s laws and
where in some cases part
knowledge is available, there is
utter lack of will power.
The infinitely small percentage of
people who have the necessary
knowledge at least at the basic
level, and they make effort to
implement it, they live a very
satisfying life i.e. long, disease
free & meaningful.
Infact such people are celebrities.
What is health? Traditionally
health is defined as absence of
disease and this working
definition is accepted by most
citizens and even doctors, whose
task is to repair human biological
machine when it breaks down.
A actually there are grades of health:-
Cent percent fitness expected in high class
Better health in well nourished people
Freedom from illness in average individual
Unrecognized illness & minor illness in
Life style diseases like diabetes, hypertension,
joint pains etc.
Major illnesses like cancers, heart disease etc.
World Health Orgenisation (WHO)
definition of health; “Health is a
state of complete physical, mental
& social well being and not merely
an absence of disease or
This definition, however, considers
health a state, while health is more a
process of continuous adjustment to
the changing demands of living.
In this context health is defined as
“a state of relative equilibrium of
body form & function, which results
from its successful dynamic
adjustment to forces tending to
Positive health implies, “the perfect
functioning of the body or mind in a
It is the ideal, the goal
towards which people
Health has always remained one of
the most neglected aspects of life.
On the individual level it is
subordinated to the other so called
more important needs like wealth,
power, prestige, knowledge etc.
Health is often taken for granted and
one becomes aware of its value only
when it is lost.
We find today the following
categories of individuals:-
Those addicted to excessive drinking,
smoking, totally sedentary, overeating wrong
foods; such people generally live short life,
say around 50 - 60 years. Highly addicted will
not go beyond 50 years.
The most common variety which is the bulk of
population eat rich diet, drink sometimes,
don’t smoke, occasional exercise, high ego,
overeat always, etc. Such people live long,
generally up to 75 & beyond. However such
people have the following signs.
By age 50 they suffer either diabetes, or high
blood pressure or both.
By 60 or 65 they would have undergoes heart
treatment & most likely would suffer joint
Occasional fevers, flu, cold / cough etc., at
least once in a year.
Lack of energy to work long hours or to
exercise or play games.
Third category, of course minority, are
healthy persons. They try to follow all the
rules of eating, exercise, sleep etc. However
they are limited by the lack of good
knowledge in the subject and are unaware of
it. They live 80 +.
Fourth category are exceptionally
knowledgeable & disciplined. Such people
live past 100 years.
Do not carry grudges of the past, worry for
the future. Live in the ‘PRESENT’ with full
focus on ‘NOW’. Do your best.
A small part of what we eat goes to give us
energy. The rest goes to increase doctor’s
bill. The best option is to remain slightly
hungry at all times.
Train yourself to master the taste instinct. It
is nice to eat tasty food with good nutrition.
The pity is large number of tasty foods lack
nutrition or are actually harmful.
Remember the law of karma. The laws of
nature are indestructible. It we do
something, we can’t but escape facing the
consequences of our action. Our Karmas
will keep chasing us till we have borne the
The action taken in on & off spirit will not
help. It has to be steady & regular. ‘fu;ferrk &
fujUrjrk’ are essential.
Remember we are totally in command.
Then why not live the life, which the creator
has designed for us.
There are large number of small- small tips
on day to day living, which one needs to
make note & follow. The only thing to
remember is that each is unique and though
there are general guidelines for healthy
living these need to be adapted to individual
Emotions of BLAME and SELF-PITY are
deadliest poisons. So guard against these
with nectar of LOVE & HOPE.
Basic areas to be tackled
Diet & nutrition
Oxygen, Air, Water
Inner Cleansing (positivities and negativities)
Yoga & Meditation
Fun, laughter, joy
Ownership for own health
Massage your body at least once a week.
Brush your body before bath thoroughly.
As for as possible use cold water for bath. In
any case don’t use very warm water.
Expose your total body to sun rays for 10 -15
minutes early morning daily.
Bath should last at least 10 -15 minutes and
take shower on head.
Join some laughter club & indulge in boisterous
laughter for 10-15 minutes daily.
Maintain erect posture at all times.
Drink 1.25 liter water on arising (+ TTK) and
total of 5.5 liter in 24 hours.
Drink water very – very slowly.
Take a large proportion of your food in raw form
i.e., not cooked on fire.
The food should be always undercooked.
Maintain loving & harmonious relations with
Avoid air pollution & noise pollution as far as
Sleep in airy places. Keep the windows of the
rooms open while sleeping.
Calm your mind through sleep ritual before
going to sleep.
Reduce the consumption of white sugar, salt,
maida, rice, oils, milk items.
Take plenty of fresh fruits of all types in the
Reduce the usage of preserved items &
deep fried items.
Develop some good purpose & meaning in
Chew food at least 30 times each morsel.
Read a lot. Always keep looking for new
ideas for implementation.
Omega three oils take regularly. These are
good for the heart.
Eat always in peace & calm.
Don’t eat when you not hungry. Don’t forget
to eat when you are hungry.
Prefer to live only on two meals a day. In
between light portions of fruit snack can be
Never, never, never, overeat.
Save your time from deadly poisons of
television & telephone and invest it in yoga,
meditation & pranayam.
Avoid sedentary life as far as possible.
Wash your eyes twenty times (with water in
your mouth) daily.
Do either shirsharan or sarvangasan and if
not then must do inclined plane for 15
minutes for blood flow to the brain.
Avoid smoking, drinking, and pan masala
Limit your intake of tea / coffee to 2 or 3
cups a day. It is better if you give up totally.
No tea/coffee after 1800 hours.
BE CRAZY TAKE
Amla Roti Dosa Ice Cream Non-Veg
Sprouts (variety) Vegetables Utappam Sweets Deep fried
Mausambi Dals Cool Drink Liquor
Guava, apple Idli Chips Maggi
Badam, Akhrot Seasonal Fruits Pizza Biscuits Pan masala
Banana Lobia Cakes Smoking
Water Sendha Salt Kalachana Pastries
WGJ/BGJ/VCJ Popcorn Maida Items Kulcha
Coconut (small qty) ISABGOL Bhutta Sugar & Salt Kardhi
Ginger Dokhla Chocolates Fried rice
Onion Curd Milk More Oil Chowmeine
Muli(Morning) Cottage Cheese Rajma Preserved
Beetroot(Morning) Gachak (Winter) Kabuli Chane Medicines
LIST OF RECOMMENDED BOOKS
Fit for life – I – Harvey diamond
Fit for life – II – Harvey diamond
Healthy living – A.P. Dewan
Yoga self Taught – Andre V. Lysebeth
Food for Health – A.P. Dewan
Food for Health – H.K. Bakhru
LIST OF RECOMMENDED
Yoga & Total Health : Yoga Institute,
Yoga + Joyful Living : Himalayan Institute,