By Abhinav School

‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is true as life is very important. Nowadays money can buy any amount of medicines and take a person anywhere in the world for treatment but it can’t buy health.
It is a known fact that most of today’s health problems are created by the greed and selfishness of some individuals. Besides corrupt and immoral practices, junk food, unhygienic living conditions, lack of sanitary facilities and unhealthy lifestyle also affect our health. Health is an asset without par. “It is health that is the real wealth and not a piece of gold and silver,” says Mahatma Gandhi.People have a tendency to spend the best time of their life in the pursuit of wealth. Very often we forget that our greatest wealth is our health. Even if one has everything in the world, if he isn’t healthy then it is as good as having nothing. ‘To keep the body in good health is a duty—otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear’ says
the Buddha.

Besides medicines, humans need diet, right exercise, games, yoga, music, positive self talk, good friends and a well ordered lifestyle. Our body is a priceless possession and it deserves utmost care. Therefore think healthy, live healthy and be happy. Exercising is a must for good health. 7th April is observed as the World Health Day. Affirmations are another way of ensuring a healthy mind. Affirmations are simple positive sentences that we say to our self. For example- I am very happy. Healthy living is a combination of many things, including good nutrition, regular exercise and positive attitude. Taking care of our body and feeling pride in your accomplishments can improve both your physical and mental health.

There are many things you can do to improve your quality of life- improving your diet and exercising regularly are easiest steps. No matter how small you start, you can make a change and an improvement in your life.

Shelar Priya IV B