When it comes to looking after your health there are some things you can do in the short term, then at are going to have a positive effect over the long term too. They are super simple, and the difference will be noticeable.
Ditch the ash. If you are one of the millions of people still hooked on smoking, it’s time to put it out. There is no quicker way to make a significant impact on your health than quitting smoking. In fact, smoking is still one of the leading causes of death in many countries. If you need help, there are loads of online resources that can help you.
Research yourself on a deeper level. There are somethings that as a person we will already be a bit more likely to get. But, you’re never going to know unless you take the time to get a DNA health test. A DNA health test can help you to prepare for what might be. And, it will give you the time to go to the GP and take preventative measures where possible. It is also a great thing to do if you have children. You can arm them with knowledge early on.
Stop that slouch. So many of us spend hours of the day hunched over in front of a computer. Or, looking down at the screen of a mobile phone and it’s doing terrible things to our spines. Changing how you sit or stand will take some work, turning good posture into a good habit is going to protect your back long term. There are items you can get that attach to most chairs to correct your position and support your back. /practical tips here include putting your screen to head height, so you don’t need to crane your neck, or too low to slump either.
Work it out! Most people assume workouts are just for your body, but the fact is that your brain needs to be worked out too. Keeping the brain cells active by learning a new language or skill encourages your brain to build reserves and connections. Puzzles like Sudoku or crosswords stimulate the mind to search for knowledge and stay engaged.
Learn to relax. High levels of stress over long periods cause significant damage both mentally and physically. Elevated stress hormones can suppress your natural immune system, making you more prone to being ill. It is also linked to high blood pressure, heart attack, tension, stress headaches, stomach and skin issues. Tackling stress sounds easy on paper but what you are really looking for is to find out your triggers, manage them where possible and introduce methods in your daily life that can relax you. If you feel like your stress levels are unmanageable by simple relaxation methods you might want to pop along to the GP when you get a chance to talk about it.
Pop fewer bubbles. If you are the type of person who drinks more than a glass or two a night rather than a week or month, it is probably time to cut back. Alcohol-related liver disease is on the rise now, and the victims are getting younger. Alcohol is also usually very high in calories, so try and stick to 2 glasses a week maximum.