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Our body is talking to us. Are we too busy to listen?

, ET Spotlight|
Updated: Mar 22, 2019, 09.44 AM IST
ET Spotlight
"Prevention is better than cure" – We have all grown up listening to this phrase. Whether it is taking care of our health or finishing an assignment on time, we are raised with the learning that taking actions or working hard today will help us tomorrow. But as we grow old, we usually forget this simple yet crucial life lesson. As our responsibilities pile up, we often get too busy to provide the best of everything to our family. Due to lack of time and our ever-changing priorities, one important thing that takes the biggest hit is our health.

Our body always gives us signs if something is not right with our health. Some of these signs can be felt externally like persistent cough, lump, aches, etc. but some may be quiet internal changes such as an increase in cholesterol, blood sugar, etc. More often than not, we tend to ignore them as we are too busy with our lives. However, our health is extremely crucial and should not be ignored. Hence, it is high time that we take charge of our body and start listening to it. Our body is talking to us – Suna Kya?

Here are some simple ways to take charge:

Paying attention to our body’s signals

A lot of us would admit that we are not paying our body the attention it deserves.Many times, we ignore the signs and signals that our body tries to communicate through aches, pains, and other symptoms. In case of any such signs and signals, we must not procrastinate or consider it as something insignificant. Catching signs early can avert larger problems.

Regular health check-ups
Regular health check-ups
Keeping a track of our health is one of the essential steps in taking charge of our body. Whether it is about consulting a physician or getting a full-body examination done, taking these small yet essential steps from an early age is a practice that is bound to pay off. While regular body check-ups can seem like an expensive affair today, they are crucial for ouroverall well-being as they say “Prevention is better than cure”.

Choosing a healthy lifestyle
Choosing a healthy lifestyle
Following a healthy lifestyle is probably one of the most important choices to keep larger health problems at bay. The simplest way to take charge of our health is by making better choices. Including regular workouts and healthier food options in our diet will help us only in the long run, pun intended. Today, we are more health conscious and adding these small yet essential steps to our daily life will help us build a better and an overall fit lifestyle.

Being financially prepared for critical illnesses
Being financially prepared for critical illnesses
We have heard of several cases where even the healthiest or fittest of folks have suffered a critical illness, like a bolt from the blue. Due to the uncertainties associated with these ailments and the high expenditures that come tagged with these, being financially prepared to tackle such illnesses becomes crucial. If unfortunately a person does get diagnosed with a critical illness, the emotional well-being along with the financial planning completely goes for a toss. But thankfully, there are several things we can do proactively to secure ourselves. The simplest is investing in one of the many financial plans available in the market that will have our back during the time of our need. These plans provide comprehensive coverage in case of a critical illness, and some of them also offer upfront payout on diagnosis. These plans come in handy to support us through difficult and stressful times.

To spread knowledge and awareness about this, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance in association with Times Spotlight has come up with its CSR initiative, Suna Kya? Body Ka Alarm. The initiative urges people to pay attention to their body signs and encourages them to be financially prepared. ICICI Prudential Life has also tied-up with SRL diagnostics to provide discounted packages for health check-ups.

So, listen to your body, act early and prepare yourself financially. Visit now.

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