Let’s say you live in a walkable community. You walk to the grocery store. Carry your groceries home. You garden. You do all your own cleaning and cooking. You play with your kids. In addition to this, you eat sensibly, stopping when full and avoiding excessive sugar, caffeine, and alcohol.

This moderate approach to life will keep relatively fit and healthy. This is a lifestyle that combats the “lifestyle diseases” that are so frequent in our culture. It doesn’t require pills, supplements, or other shenanigans. It requires discipline, shreya, and an elevated consciousness.