Optimise Your Health
If you want to remain as well as possible for a long as possible, it pays to do whatever you can to optimise your health right now. Below you will find some simple things you can incorporate into your life right now to do just that.
Exercise as often as possible
You knew it was coming, but it would not be right to exclude being active from this post, quite simply because it is one of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health period.
Moving more will help you to maintain a healthy weight, keep your organs in good working order, boost your mental wellbeing and a whole host of other things besides, so try to incorporate some vigorous physical movement into your daily life – just half an hour will do and it can be anything from walking at the fastest pace you can handle to lifting weights depending on your preferences and how much you are physically capable of doing right now.
Get to know your body
Getting to know your body; listening to what it is trying to tell you and having a good idea for how it feels when you are well is a great way to work out when something could be wrong. When you intimately know your own body, you’re more likely to notice little changes quickly, so you can have them checked out, and treated if necessary, sooner rather than later.
Learn more about health
Whether you learn more about the warning signs of cancer or read up on the surgical abortion vs medical abortion debate, the more you know about health and wellbeing, again, the better you’ll be able to spot any problems, and the more informed you’ll be about bodily decisions you may need to take.
Mindfulness meditation is a great way to de-stress, release your anxieties and relax your body for short periods throughout the day. Practising it whenever you can is an excellent way to stay on top of your mental health and stave off potential issues in that department.
Have regular checkups
From regular blood pressure tests to breast checks, there are a range of health issues that need to be monitored regularly and, if you are part of the demographic that needs to have any given form of check-up, you should make sure that you stay on top of your appointments and turn up at the doctor’s surgery promptly because the sooner any health issues are detected, the better it will be for your health.
Clean up your diet
You don’t have to give up cakes or takeaways completely, but you should make an effort to eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grain, and healthy fats and fewer “treat” items with little nutritional value if you want your body to be firing on all cylinders.
Obviously, this isn’t a definitive list of things you can do to optimize your health, but they are all good places to start, so are you waiting for?
Even though I’m a strong believer in wellbeing, the pandemic has helped me become increasingly aware of the importance of optimizing my health. How about you?
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