You might want to put off that jog until tomorrow, eat that extra slice of cake instead of choosing a fruit salad or stay up to binge watch a box-set when you’ve got a big meeting but are any of those options healthy choices? More adults than ever before are struggling with their weight, relying on a diet of frozen ready meals and rarely, if ever, getting the thirty minutes of exercise a day that’s been recommended by health experts. While you may not be thinking about the big picture now, choosing to remain unhealthy doesn’t just affect you it affects your family, friends and loved ones too!
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Power Naps Are Ok

Lots has been discussed about the importance of sleep, and we’re hoping we don’t need to tell you how critical it is that you get a decent night’s rest. However, naps tend to be looked down on as something that only old people or children do when, in fact, some of the most productive CEO’s choose to take thirty-minute power naps in order to reboot their senses. Research shows that not only does napping fight stress, depression, and migraines but also can help increase your long term memory and sharpen your problem-solving skills. Make sure you set the alarm though as naps shouldn’t be more than half an hour!

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See The Sun

Even the most dedicated employees need to take a break once in awhile! Don’t just sit at your desk when lunch rolls around even if you’ve brought food, get up and go for a walk in the sunshine because we all need plenty of Vitamin D to stay healthy. If you don’t, you could be leaving yourself open to heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes and even cancer as well as increasing your risk of depression and other mental health problems. Luckily, you can also get Vitamin D supplements which you can buy over the counter, or online from

Weldricks Pharmacy who also stock a variety of multi-vitamins. Some people are so worried that they aren’t getting enough sunlight that they’re buying sunshine lamps, which are used to treat seasonal affective disorder.

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Keep Your Brain Active

Scientific research has shown us that the longer we keep our brains ticking over, the less likely it is that we’ll develop early onset dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If you feel your mind going stagnant at any point start doing crossword puzzles, sudoku, take a class, go back to school, watch documentaries or download a brain training app! Not only are these lots of fun but they keep your mind sharp by asking you to solve tricky teasers, riddles and math problems each day to progress to the next level.

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Schedule Check-Ups

Some of us go years without seeing a doctor only to find ourselves hampered by medical problems that could have been treated a lot sooner! Don’t put off visits because an annual check-up is a great way for your physician to monitor your health, as well as having a chat with you about any changes in diet, exercise regime or lifestyle. You never know what could be responsible for those sudden headaches, periods of dizziness or feeling sick in the mornings.

 

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I've worked as an Occupational Therapist for many years dealing with physical and mental health patients, both in hospitals and the community. Living a healthy, well balanced life with a good diet, regular exercise and a taking a positive outlook are crucial to becoming a very well being indeed - sometimes easier said than done!

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