Wednesday, August 21, 2019

4 Ways To Take Care Of Your General Health

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In order for us to live our best and longest lives, we have to make sure we are paying attention to our general health. This means that we need to focus on living a healthy lifestyle, getting enough exercise, getting regular check-ups and thinking about our mental wellbeing. It’s far too easy for life to get in the way, however, if you think about the areas you need to look after and work them into everyday life, they become much less of a strain.

Let’s have a look at some of the key areas you should focus on:


Our diet Is one of the most important areas of our lifestyle, overeat the wrong food and it can be detrimental to our health in many ways. It can lead to diseases, obesity, high blood pressure , and diabetes. We need to make sure we are enjoying a balanced diet including fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, healthy carbs, dairy , and proteins. At times we even need supplements and vitamins.


Alongside a healthy balanced diet, we should make sure we live a partly active lifestyle. This doesn’t mean that we should all be able to run a marathon or complete a triathlon (unless that’s your aim) but you should be able to complete thirty minutes of exercise whilst still holding a conversation. We should be completing at least fifteen to thirty minutes of exercise 5 times a week. It can be easier than you think to achieve this, activity doesn’t have to mean you are completing a workout every day it can simply be from adding in more day to activities such as walking up the stairs instead of using the lift, walking to work rather than driving or going on a family walk at the weekend instead of going to the cinema.


The average adult should be getting between seven and eight hours of sleep each night so if you’re not getting this you should consider taking a look at your sleep schedule. It can be very easy to not prioritize sleep however getting a good night’s rest is important to areas of our lifestyle such as our metabolism and our mental well-being. If you struggle to get the shut-eye that you should be getting each night try to settle down a little earlier, turn off technology an hour before bed and maybe try listening to relaxation music or reading before bed.

Health Checks

As kids we probably all attended the doctors, dentist, opticians, and had our hearing tested on a regular basis because our parents made sure we did, on time and in a routine. As adults though this is often a very different story, with some people only ever attending places such as the dentist when they urgently need treatment. It’s just as important as when you’re a child to look after these areas and have regular check-ups. It can be easier to help with problems with sight, hearing and teeth if they are discovered earlier rather than later. It’s a good idea to learn more about the importance of health areas such as looking after your hearing as you have grown older.

Hopefully, this short guide gives you a good overview of the areas you should be taking care of. Do you have any helpful hints and tips you can share to help keep healthy? Please share them in the comments section below.

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