A Hands-on Approach Towards Better physical health

Dharana Wellness Retreat near Mumbai & Pune, India

An individual’s physical health is much more than the absence of diseases, good physique, and physical features. There are five major components of a fit body; cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Studies have shown that a person with good physical health and a healthy weight lives about seven years longer than those who are not active and obese. 


Today, we all are witnessing an unprecedented time in the history of humanity. The ongoing pandemic has turned our life upside down which in turn harmed our physical health and mental health. We all are restricted to our homes with less physical activity, anxiety, low motivation levels, and the fear of the unknown. Physical and mental health is important now more than ever.


A healthy body is an ideal house for a good soul and a healthy mind. Multiple factors play a pivotal role in attaining better physical health. Here are a few healthy practices we can include in our daily routine to have better physical health in such trying conditions:


Eat Healthy : 

What we eat is closely related to our physical health, so eating clean and healthy is perhaps one of the first things you should include in your daily routine. Our body needs about 40 different nutrients for good health and physical strength. Balance of good carbs, proteins, fruits, veggies, and dairy products can help us in fulfilling our nutritional needs.  Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables; apples, pears, guacamole, soaked almonds, walnuts, and pecans. Add black beans too for an added boost of heart-healthy fiber. A soluble fiber-rich diet helps in lowering bad cholesterol levels. Oats, barley, avocados are other rich sources of soluble fiber. These superfoods boost your immune system and maintain good health. Dharana suggests a detox program that adopts the Dharana Way of Life by focusing on cleansing the mind and body, practices healthy eating habits thus embarking on a healthy heart journey


Engage in physical activity :

Engaging in yoga, regular exercise, cycling, walking; or that gets you moving.  Any activity that makes you feel a little breathless has great health benefits as it helps keep the brain cells healthy by delivering more blood and oxygen. Physical activity also helps control weight, boost mood, keep muscles and bones strong, and promote better sleep


Rest Enough : 

Getting a good night’s sleep is super important for your body to function properly.  Set up a sleep routine to regulate your sleep schedule. Practice “sleep hygiene” which means engaging in things that help improve your sleep. One can activate this by setting up a hygiene sleep routine like setting a predictable sleep schedule, deciding a bedtime routine, reading before sleep, journaling, etc. Exercise also contributes to better sleep, promoting weight loss as well.


Keep yourself Hydrated :

Drinking enough water throughout the day is quite important for your body as it flushes out toxins, cleansing your body. Adequate consumption of water has several benefits like restoring energy, soft, glowing skin, evading chances of kidney stones, cleansing of the digestive system, etc. to name a few. 


Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for living well and maintaining one’s well being. Most of us are aware of the importance of having a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and getting an adequate amount of rest to attain better physical health. 


Dharana Wellness Centre, an eco-wellness retreat near Mumbai, focuses on holistic health which includes physical, mental, and spiritual balance. As one of the leading healing and wellness retreats, Dharana combines the use of an integrative, modern approach for holistic health with Modern diagnostics with traditional practices like Yoga and Ayurveda to ensure a sustainable wellness journey.