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Posted by Royal Sundaram on 14 Sep 2015
Our families are arguably our greatest support system in life. Regardless of whether the obstacles you face are physical or mental, external or internal, personal or professional in nature, the presence of a family acts as the ultimate pillar that keeps one grounded and secure throughout all of the trials and tribulations that surround our lives. So it is only natural that one must take an adequate stream of measures to decisively maintain the health and well-being of one’s family. Here are some tips that one should keep in mind when dealing with this:
Don’t skip medicals
Being the district champion in track and field may be an achievement that your grandfather or father may proudly boast of even today. However, this doesn’t change the fact that our growing age has a detrimental effect on our physical capacities. In this regard, it is prudent to take the idea of undergoing regular medical check-ups seriously and to avoid skipping them for reasons which may construe a case of laziness, denial or just plain irritation at being probed and diagnosed. This attitude needs to be carried through by the whole family, where everyone from the youngest child to the elderly should realize and imbibe the importance of keeping track of their health.
Always remember meal-times
This is not as prominent for dependents but more so for the earning members of the family. Often in our quest to get that extra bit of sleep, leave a little late, reach on time, we do end up skipping out on other things to compensate for the time lost. More often than not, for those who work 5-6 days a week, this becomes a regular occurrence when breakfasts are left out on the table and lunch is just a simple bite of fast food.
Break this rut by instilling a sense of taking meal-times correctly in your children right from their school years. Ensure that regularly travelling or working members of the family also remember to eat on time. While simple, this step can take care of most lifestyle problems that set in due to work schedules.
Exercise (with caution)!
Physical movement keeps our bodies physically ready to take the usual amounts of stress of workload or age while it improves our mental ability to cope with these pressures week after week. Moreover, it keeps the mind agile and can significantly delay the onset of problems like diabetes, Alzheimer’s etc. That being said, it is necessary to never over-exert yourself and be mindful of the limitations your body poses on your capacity to work out.
Everyone needs to switch off from their usual lives every now and then and to just be in a state of doing nothing except taking a complete break. A positive outlook towards knowing when to pause and smell the roses or allow yourself to take stock of everything done so far can go a long way in letting you think clearly. Moreover, a well-done vacation can get you rejuvenated to tackle your professional or domestic issues better, as anyone just off a holiday will tell you!
Health setbacks becoming increasingly inevitable with time, so it only makes sense to have those backups that will weather the storm when it hits, wherever it hits. Comprehensive and all-inclusive insurance plans can be one way of going about it. One can check with Royal Sundaram Health Insurance for the best modules and plans before making this critical decision to create safeguards for their family.
So take care and don’t leave your family threadbare!
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