Every so often we are faced with severe and or deadly diseases. Scientists and doctors is discovering new diseases and disorder on the regular; it takes them even longer to find cures and treatments for these newfound afflictions. However, there are a few ways that you can improve your health in order to avoid these calamities.
You can follow these quick and easy steps in order to better your physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
- Laugh as much as you can
The more you laugh the more you release mood-stabilizing endorphins and studies have shown that a few minutes of laughter releases the same amount of endorphins as exercising or working out.
- Stimulate your brain
The more time you spend on simple activities such as listening to music, reading or the more complexed learning of a new language decreases your risk of getting Alzheimer’s Disease.
- Check your pulse
Checking your heart rate regularly, which for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute, allows you to know exactly what you need to do to improve your fitness. Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness.
- Check your cholesterol
Keep your heart healthy by checking the levels of cholesterol in your body. You should, on average, have your cholesterol checked every 5 years.
- Eat healthy foods. Everyday.
The types of food that you eat has a huge impact on your health. Healthy foods you should try and eat every day includes berries, leafy greens, cocoa-products, vegetable oils and unsaturated fats, yogurt and nuts. Even a better idea – go organic.
- Stop overusing antibiotics
You don’t have to get anti-biotics for all your minor cold and flu bugs; there are a number of natural products and other generic medication available on the market. Overusing of anti-biotics kills the ‘good’ bacteria that your body produces.
- Limit your alcohol intake and avoid drugs at all cost
Besides making a fool of yourself, alcohol also gives you bad skin, makes you look older faster and you gain unnecessary weight. We can even go as far as saying that this is one of the main causes of road accidents. Furthermore, drugs – stay away!
These are just some of the changes and choices you can make to be a healthier you. By making these simple lifestyle changes you can lower the risk of getting avoidable infections and new-age diseases. But, in some instances it’s best to just see a doctor. That is why your Hospital Cover and Health Cover Policies should always be up to date and reviewed regularly.
- Enzo Leigh Botes