If you want to live life to the fullest and stay happy and healthy, it’s so important to take care of your body. When you’re young, fit and feel well it’s difficult to imagine you’ll ever feel any different. But how you treat your body now will have a huge impact on how you feel later in life. Here are some of the ways you can set yourself up for a healthier today and a healthier tomorrow.
Eat Healthily and Exercise
This isn’t new or groundbreaking information in the slightest, we all know that good diet combined with exercise will keep our bodies at their best. We need the right balance of vitamins and minerals so our bodies can perform at their best. Do this, and you prevent osteoporosis and bone loss later in life, give yourself protection against things like cancer, heart disease, and stroke. In the here and now you feel fit, healthy and full of energy. Aim to fill half of your plate with fruits or vegetables every time you make a meal, and find an exercise you enjoy.
Protect Your Eyes and Ears
Our sight and hearing can decline as we get older and is a natural part of the aging process, but there’s plenty we can do to prevent additional problems from occurring. Listening to loud music in clubs for example might be fun, but over time this can actually cause permanent partial hearing loss. Limit your time in these kinds of places, and avoid standing too close to speakers. If you work in a loud environment, make sure you are wearing the correct ear protection. Noise-induced hearing damage is one of the causes of tinnitus, which is an incessant ringing in the ears which can cause a lot of frustration and even be life-changing in some cases. There are different types of tinnitus treatment you can try if you have the condition, but of course prevention is better than cure. Protecting your eyes is equally as important- never look directly at the sun and always wear UV sun protection sunglasses when the weather is bright. Again, if your workplace requires it make sure to wear the right eye protection to prevent injury. You will want to keep your sight and hearing as sharp as possible into old age after all these are our main senses to connect with the outside world.
Give Up Your Unhealthy Habits
Many people have dangerous habits, vices, and addictions. Smoking, taking drugs, drinking too much alcohol- you might get away with doing these things for years, but they will eventually catch up on you. You will put yourself at risk of preventable diseases, cancers, you will even lower your immune system so are more likely to become ill from opportunistic infections. If you’re addicted to your bad habits, speak to your GP for advice. Otherwise, aim to replace them with other, more healthy activities.
Is there anything you’re doing right now to prepare for a healthier future?