Tips to Living a Longer, Healthier Life

A guide to living a longer, healthier life...

A guide to living a longer, healthier life…

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Our lifestyle choices have a huge effect on our lives, staying fit and healthy can be hard when we have so many influences around us. And with the rise of fast food industries, obesity is also on the rise. But by following just a few simply life changes you can have a long happy life, that’s free from illness and injury.

Smoking

If you’re a smoker look at ways that will help you quit. Now a days there are so many different things that are provided to help you with this such as; Ecigs, Nicotine patches, medication, sprays and gum. Stopping will benefit your life in so many ways, increasing energy, preventing illnesses and saving you money.

stop smoking stay healthy

It’s been a bad habit for decades and comes with health warnings – why bother smoking!

Healthy eating

You need to eat at least 3 healthy nutritious meals a day with a variety of different foods. Having a healthy diet plays a role in maintaining a healthy weight which can reduce the risk of many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. You should be aiming to have a portion of 5 fruit or vegetables a day. Women should consume at least 2,000 calories per day whilst men should be consuming 2,500 per day and these guidelines shouldn’t be exceeded.

Fresh Vegetables

It even looks healthy doesn’t it?

Not only healthy eating but a healthy amount of water should be consumed on a daily basis, water creates chemical reactions in our body such as speeding up your Metabolism. A women should be drinking at least 1.6 Litres of water a day whereas men should be drinking at least 2 litres a day; drinking this amount you’re avoiding dehydration. Many people don’t like the taste of water so try either sparkling water or adding a bit of lemon or lime in to the water to make it a little more appealing for you.

Regular exercise

Exercising is an extremely important factor to leading a healthy lifestyle, it can reduce your risks of heart disease, a stroke, diabetes and cancer to up to 50%. Exercising will also increase serotonin, a chemical which is found in the brain responsible for happiness.

Running outdoors

Regular exercise will increase your serotonin levels which will increase your energy and over all living. Obviously maintaining regular exercise will also help you to maintain a healthy weight and stop you becoming over weight. Even if you have a physical disability, there are many companies available such as Hales Care who offer support and care that can help you to stay fit and healthy.

Alcohol intake

A glass of wine after a long day, a cold cider on a sunny afternoon doesn’t need to be stopped but binge drinking does. Men shouldn’t be drinking more than 21 units of alcohol per week and women no more than 14 units per week.

Give up the binging!

Give up the binging!

Consuming to much alcohol may cause you to develop high blood pressure, alcohol poisoning and liver damage. Do your research on alcohol by reading guides and advice to make sure you’re keeping yourself safe and avoiding potential illnesses.

 

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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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