The human body is much more complicated than any machine. Yet it needs less day-to-day care than the machine. No machine can do all the things the body can do. NO machine will work for 70 years or more, day and night, requiring only air, water, food, and a few simple rules. No machine has been made which can adjust to so many different conditions as the human body.
Each individual needs to know about this machine called body so that he, or she, can help each part and the body as a whole to work at its best.
We often hear from doctors and other health professionals that “prevention is better cure”. Of course, this is so. But in order to practice prevention, we must know what to do. Many “rules” that our parents and others teach us are concern with preventing disease and its spread.
. do not smoke
. eat clean, wholesome food and avoid too much sugar and animal fat
. take plenty exercise
. avoid stress
. do not take risks that could lead to accidents
. do not drink or swim in dirty water
. wash regularly
. wear clean clothes
. brush teeth after meals
. visit the dentist and optician regularly for check-ups
. see the doctor at the earliest sign of anything unusual or worrying
. do not use drugs or drink alcohol
These rules help keep us healthy. Too much stress can have a bad effect on one’s physical being. So it is wise to keep yourself under stress for a better working you.