How to Practice the Five Principles of Health

Being ill is not nice. Being healthy is better. The main principles of health are healthy diet, no drugs (alcohol, smoking, drugs, eating too much), regular exercise, adequate rest and positive thinking. We can easily integrate them into our everyday lives when we want it. These five principles of health give us a long, healthy and happy life. If we live by these principles, we can avoid most diseases.


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    Eat healthy. A healthy diet consists of fruits, vegetables, cereals, milk, potatoes, pulses, etc. It is advised to eat little or no meat and a lot of raw food (raw fruits and vegetables). Raw food gives the body lots of vitamins and minerals that protect it from disease.[1]
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    Avoid drugs, smoking and alcohol. They cause many diseases and usually shorten your life significantly. Too many sweets (sugar, fat), lots of salt and lots of meat are also unfavorable. DonĀ“t eat too many calories. You live longer, if you eat less (but not too much less). Listen to your body. It knows what is good for you. Live wisely and stay healthy. [2]
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    Do sports. Go walking, jogging, cycling, swimming once or twice a day (one half to one hour), to keep the body strong and healthy. It is also sufficient to train on an exercise bike (bicycle, treadmill) or to do dynamic yoga (creative hatha yoga) for half an hour a day. Or to go for a walk on the weekend for an hour. It is important that the body is well warmed (practice until a slight sweating), it kills disease germs.
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    Relax sufficiently. Stress should always be put away by adequate recovery periods, yoga or meditation. For inner happiness, it is important to live in the right proportion of personal activity (work) and rest (relaxation).
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    Think positive. Avoid negative thoughts. Keep your mind through conscious control, predominantly positive. Positive thoughts lead to positive feelings and positive emotions have a positive effect on your body. Motivate yourself with positive phrases and ideas. Read positive books and have a positive task (hobby).


  • Is it better to eat cereals or lots of fruits and vegetables?
  • Professor Karin Michels: Red meat has no health value. You can easily do without it. Red meat promotes the development of cardiovascular disease and some cancers such as carcinoma of the colon. Vegetarians have a higher life expectancy and less cardiovascular disease. Therefore, red meat should be eaten not every day.
  • What is the influence of alcohol?
  • Professor Karin Michels: That's not my view. The milk we drink today is not the milk, our grandparents drank a century ago. The production has changed. To increase the efficiency, the cows are almost always pregnant, which is really not normal. The pregnancy hormones are always present in milk. So we drink large amounts of estrogen and progesterone, and these hormones promote the development of many cancers. So I would be very careful with milk consumption. Milk should only be enjoyed in reduced dimensions.
  • Does the diet affect whether we die of a heart attack?
  • What is a healthy diet?
  • Milk is regarded as healthy food. Is that true?
  • Professor Karin Michels: Nutrition plays a huge role by cardiovascular disease.
  • Professor Karin Michels: Fruit and vegetables are the best thing you can ever eat. Whole grains should be included on a healthy diet. Products made from white flour and sugar should be avoided, they cause diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.
  • Interview with Prof. Dr. Dr. Karin Michels, University Freiburg / Germany (Quotes). [3]
  • A hot topic is meat. Can we even eat meat?
  • Professor Karin Michels: Alcohol increases the risk for most cancers. Already a glass of wine a day increases the risk of breast cancer by 10 percent to 20 percent.
  • Professor Karin Michels: Fruit and vegetables come first, along with vegetable oils, whole grains, and fish. What is still very healthy are nuts. Nuts have an excellent composition of high-quality fats and proteins. Other healthy foods are the legumes, which also have a high protein and are high in fiber, and are very often neglected in the diet. If one puts all that, you get to a balanced diet.


  • Practice the five principles of health every day. Do it your way. But do it. Live a healthy and happy life. This is the best thing you can do.

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