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We’ve got a lot on our minds these days. The working world isn’t getting any easier, prices are going up, and let’s not even begin to talk about the news. With so much to think about, we need to make some priorities in our life. One area that is often overlooked by people, but which most definitely should not be, is the state of our health. It’s one of those things that’s easy to take for granted. But when it leaves us, we always look back and think “I had it so good!” Below, we take a look at some ways to make sure your health has the best possible chance of being in good condition.
No-one’s perfect. We all have flaws, and many of us are drawn to things that we know aren’t good for us in the short- or long-term, such as drinking or smoking. If you’ve got either of these in your life, you’ll be well-served by working hard to put them behind you. In terms of alcohol, it’s about drinking responsibly, and not drinking every day. If you’re a smoker, then there’s some bad news – there is no way to smoke responsibly. You’ll have to cut it out for good. Otherwise, you risk regretting it later on down the line.
When we think of things that could go wrong with our health, we usually think about getting an illness or something like that. But actually, one thing that many people have to deal with is the diminished use of one aspect of their body, such as one of their senses. We all tend to assume that our hearing and eyesight will be with us forever, but this isn’t always the case. So make sure you’re practicing hearing and eye care. You can do this by turning down the volume of your music, and getting regular checkups from an eye doctor. Don’t take your senses for granted!
We know, we know: it’s not always the most enjoyable thing in the world, putting on those running shoes and heading outside. But there are many, many benefits to working up a sweat. Even twenty minutes of intense activity each day can have a significantly positive impact on your overall health. Indeed, one of the reasons the people in the world’s “Blue Zones” (where people live the longest) reach such an old age is that they do daily exercise.