There are several tips and ways to stay healthy. From fitness ads, to personal training gurus there are many reminders to tell us how to stay healthy. Nevertheless, there's an even easier tip to constantly remind us how to stay healthy. Though it would not be the complete answer to all the wellness issues we may have, we can apply this as a prototype of simple measures. An equation for staying healthy can be as simple to remember as one, plus two, plus three, equals 6.
We must begin an equation for staying healthy with the first thing to remember: our life. We only have one body to maintain so it shouldn't be that hard to monitor. Another thing about “One” is that we only have one shot in this life to do this. Of course we may be able to correct certain health patterns when we stumble on, but how sure are we that we would still have that chance if the damage has already been done? Therefore, the “One” in this equation is our self.
“Two” in this context signifies that there are only two courses that we can select, the right and the wrong Course. In whatever life choice, we are bringing the self either closer to health or illness. Think of it as this way: we are the flag tied at the center of a rope in a tug of war. One end leads to illness and eventually death, the other to health and eventually longevity. Each minute that we do something, each food choice that we make, or even each day, we have to think “what side are we going to go to”
“Three” is relatively simple; it pertains to three parts of the day: morning, noon, and Night. In reference to this, a person has to plan out their activities. There are activities that are suitable in the morning, or maybe the afternoon, and also some personal activities that are appropriate for the evening. Any unplanned schedule and adherence would result to added stress, and consequently be detrimental to the self. Examples of activities that are beneficial in the morning are exercise, early morning sun, and breakfast. As for the afternoon, a little bit of recreation depending on your work schedule would be sufficient. Evenings are good for cooling off, a walk in the neighborhood, spend time with the family, and definitely sleep.
“Six” refers to the number of meals that one has to eat every day. Recent studies have shown that the average daily caloric requirement needed per day is best digested and absorbed if they were distributed into six small meals instead of three big ones as considered before. This allows the body to digest the food at a constant rate without flooding and causing the body to store extra nutrients into fat.
The one, plus two, plus three, equals six paradigm is an equation for staying healthy which can be applied to almost anyone, even those who are recovering from illness, and those who haven’t underwent any major sickness yet.