Unlocking Wellness: Simple and Healthy Practices in Czech Living

Martin Chishimba, Study in Czechia Ambassador
Martin Chishimba, Study in Czechia Ambassador
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19. února 2024

Health is one aspect of life that profoundly impacts our overall well-being. I am glad to say that I have never been seriously sick during my stay here in Czechia. In this blog, I'm excited to share with you some nuggets about my approach to health during my time here in this remarkable country.

The Czech Healthcare System

Firstly, I must testify that Czechia has an exceptional healthcare system renowned for its quality and accessibility. Since arriving here in 2022, I've had the privilege of experiencing firsthand the efficiency and effectiveness of Czech healthcare services. Whether for routine check-ups or seeking medical advice, I've always felt well cared for by the dedicated healthcare professionals here. But I will not dwell much on this aspect in this blog as I want to share with you something that's worth trying out once you get here.

Preventative Measures

As they say, prevention is better than cure, and I couldn't agree more. Throughout my time in Czechia, I've prioritized simple yet impactful habits to maintain good health. Here are some of the habits that I try to do every day.

  • I am staying hydrated with ample water intake. This can be difficult sometimes because I don't feel thirsty easily as temperatures are mostly not so high. So, to maintain discipline, I have a 1.5-litre water bottle that's always next to me as a reminder.
  • I am engaging in regular exercise routines. The gym within my dormitory makes this practice easy and enjoyable for me.
  • Fueling my body with nutritious meals full of fruits, nuts, and vegetables has been a foundational pillar in my wellness journey.
  • It is prioritizing quality and restorative sleep. This allows my body to recharge, repair, and regulate essential functions for my overall well-being. This is tricky when you have deadlines, but it should always be a goal to reach.
  • Sunlight exposure. This is hard to get during winter. Luckily enough, my room is positioned so that I have sunlight straight into the room whenever there's even a small shade of it.

Natural Remedies

In addition to conventional healthcare practices, I've found immense value in embracing natural remedies to support my health. From incorporating ginger and garlic into my meals to harnessing the healing properties of herbal teas, these age-old remedies have bolstered my immune system and ward off common ailments.

Mind-Body Connection

Another key aspect of health I've come to appreciate is the profound connection between the mind and body. This dictates our mental health; as a student, that's the treasure you want to protect most. Through practices like taking walks in the open air, mindfulness, connection with a community of like-minded people and stress management techniques, I've cultivated a deeper sense of balance and harmony within myself. Nurturing my mental and emotional well-being has been integral to my overall health and vitality.

Embracing a holistic approach to health has empowered me to thrive academically and enriched my overall quality of life. I hope that by sharing my story, I can inspire you to prioritize your health and explore the wonderful benefits of holistic living.



Thank you for joining me on this blog hinting at health in Czechia. As we navigate the ups and downs of life, may we always remember to cherish and nurture our greatest asset—our healthHere's to embracing holistic wellness and living our best lives, one mindful step at a time.