If you want to protect your health and feel great in the long run, then you need to make sure you’re living right now. It is extremely important to start early, in order to avoid long-term health conditions.
You cannot “burn the candle at both ends” and expect to be able to avoid various health issues at the same time.
The fact is that once you get to a certain age, most people become more susceptible to health problems. You may experience mobility issues due to poor posture and lack of exercise, for example – or your immune system might even become more weakened against viruses such as Coronavirus.
There are many long-term health conditions that can occur from failing to have a healthy routine, but here, I am going to make it super simple.
Read on to learn simple ways, in which you can live your life to reduce your chances of developing long term health conditions…
Stress is something you can’t really see – unless you’re frantically rushing around like a headless chicken, exclaiming to anybody who will listen, ‘I’m stressed!’.
However, even though you can’t see it, it’s something that should be taken very seriously.
You can’t control your environment too much, but you can control how you react to it.
Here is some advice if you find yourself feeling stressed more often than not:
- Avoid consuming too much caffeine, especially later on in the day (it’s not just coffee and tea, but foods like chocolate, too)
- Practice deep breathing, as shallow breaths signal to the body that we are stressed
- Get plenty of sleep
- Change the way you think when you experience a stressful situation. This takes mindfulness, positive thinking and effort, but can be a big help!
Know How Much Sleep You Need
Everybody is different when it comes to the amount of sleep they need.
Some people may thrive after having only 7 hours, while others may not be able to function unless they have closer to 9.
You need to pay attention so you know exactly how much you need, and then get into good sleep habits so you can get that much every day.
You shouldn’t have to catch up on sleep over the weekend. If you do, you’re not getting enough.
You should never have less than 6 hours a night, either, as this can actually cause health problems later on down the line.
Check out these seven effective ways to get a better sleep!
Find Balance In The Way You Eat
Want to avoid long-term health conditions? Of course you do!
That doesn’t mean that you have to eat a perfectly ‘clean’ diet. You do, however, need to find balance in the way you eat.
Try to look to eat more fruit and vegetables at a minimum. Many of them are said to be cancer fighting foods that will prolong your life.
Don’t feel like you need to do anything crazy, but you should try to aim for balance and plenty of colour. Think of a basic colourful salad filled with red and yellow peppers and healthy, yummy greens like avocado and rocket!
Here are some great ways to help you diet or lose weight – whilst still being completely healthy and safe.
Find A Type Of Exercise That You Enjoy
Finally, exercise is key!
It does not have to be sweaty gym workouts, as many people imagine though.
You could walk, jog, swim, or do whatever you enjoy.
As long as you enjoy it, you will stick to it. Long term exercise is a must for health and happiness!
Check out these easy exercise resources for complete beginners.
Can you think of anything I missed off the list? Leave a comment!
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