Good health is a boon. It is most precious possession of a man. If a man loses his health, the world loses all its charms for him. Ask the man who has lost his health. He will tell you the value of good health. Health is the real wealth of a man.
‘Sound mind in a sound body’ is an old saying. Healthy minds can be found only in healthy bodies. Sickly men have sickly minds. Their attitude to life is gloomy. On the other hand, if a man has good health, his outlook to life is also healthy. He can work for long hours without feeling tired. If a student has good health, his memory is good and his mind is sharp.
Good health cannot be had on demand. There are certain things which are essential for good health. Nutritious food comes first. We should take only that food which has nutritious value. Fresh air is also important for good health. People living in the open air usually enjoy good health. Exercise plays a great role in making a man healthy. All exercises are health- giving. Balancing one’s hours of sleep and rest also contribute to good health.
There are certain things which are bad for health. We should guard ourselves against them. Smoking is injurious to health. Eating too much spoils one’s digestive system. If a man is irregular in his habits, he is likely to lose his health. Lack of exercise also results in ill-health.