As Muslims we are meant to take good care of our body, promoting its good health and strength because our body is given to us by Allah as an amanah. We have tobe activee, not flabby or overweight, because good health is necessary.
Welness is more than just the absence of disease, so Let’s take a tour through these steps:
- Sleep early:
Sleep plays a vital role in good health throughout ourlives, getting enough sleep at night helps protect our mental and physical health.
“And out of His mercy He made for you the night and the day that you may resttherein and [by day] seek from His bounty and [that] perhaps you will be grateful.” [Quran 28:73]
As Muslims were meant to sleep early, then get up early to start the day’s activities with energy and enthusiasm, which is a sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam. We shouldn’t weaken our energy staying up late at night because we have to understand that a strong believer is more loved by Allah than a weak believer.
- Eat Moderate:
Do not eat in excess, learn to Eat just enough to maintain your health and energy.
Eating in excess without control is harmful to the body, it causes sickness and laziness. We have to be moderate in both food and drink, for that is healthier for our bodies and furthest removed from extravagance.
This is in accordance with the guidance of Allah azzawajal in the Quran:
“. . . Eat and drink: but waste not by excess, for Allaah loves not the wasters.” [Quran 7:31]
Rasulullah sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, also advised moderation in food and drink:
“There is no worse vessel for the son of Adam to fill than his stomach, but if he must fill it, the let him allow one-third for food, one-third for drink, and one-third for air.”
[Bukhaari and Muslim]
- Exercise regularly:
As Muslims we shouldn’t forget to maintain our physical fitness and energy by following the healthy practices recommended by Islam. Learn to follow an organized exercise program, appropriate to our physical condition, weight, age and social status.
These exercises gives our body agility, beauty, good health, strength and immunity to disease, which will make us able to carry out our duties, and more fit to fulfil our role in life.
- Stay Hydrated:
Water is Amazing!
“… We made from water every living thing…”
It might surprise you to know that water makes up about 60% of our body weight, and its benefits of to the body are numerous..
Water improves our physical performance, it helps in weight loss, it boost our mood and our brain power, protects against disease and so on.
And when you’ve made up your mind to stay hydrated, be sure to drink water in accordance with the sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam.
Staying healthy physically helps stay healthy emotionally, and spiritually!!