Want to get healthy, or just maintain your health? These six steps will do the trick.
Our bodies are made up of around 55% water in females and 60% water in males. This is a lot of water! So it only makes sense that keeping hydrated is very important. There are many different ways to increase your intake and to maintain it. You could set a timer, or buy a motivational drinks bottle. Plus, always have a big drink of water first thing in the morning to kick start you for the day.
Don’t skip the dentists
Problems get worse if they aren’t addressed. This is true for life, and it’s true for dentist trips too. Never put off your check-ups. Also, if a problem does occur, be honest with yourself that it is not going to disappear. Seeing a Dentist sooner will make any work that needs doing far less painful, and far less costly. Professionals with a good track record are highly-trained and effective, so there is no need to be scared of them and the work they might need to do.
See the Optician every year
Different Opticians set varying guidelines, but it is good to see an optician as often as you can afford. The amount of times you visit should also be more if you wear glasses, contact lenses or have any complications with your eyes. As with your teeth, things are harder to deal with the more they have deteriorated. If you do wear glasses, opticians will also be able to advise you on any changes of lenses that you might need. Going is important if for no other reason than to keep your mind at ease.
There are lots of ways to increase the amount of time you get outdoors. Consider walking to work one morning per week. Or, bribe yourself by getting a dog! Then you’ll have to take it out for walks. If you really don’t have time to get outside everyday, be sure to open windows when you’re at home or in the office. Modern buildings are tightly sealed these days, so as to be environmentally friendly. However, this also means that they don’t let in fresh oxygen.
Margaret Thatcher might have survived on four hour’s sleep per night, but that is not enough for most people. Get your recommended seven to eight hours every night. Don’t sleep in on the weekends or you run the risk of messing up your body clock. Doing so will only make the following days and nights harder to manage. Sleep deprivation isn’t good for the body, so get your patterns under control and be strict with yourself.
Keeping active doesn’t just mean going for runs and joining the gym. It’s about every part of the day. Stretch your body first thing in the morning. Take the stairs, not the lift, and run up them if possible. Keep a stepper under your desk, or a mini cycling machine. Use a stress ball or wrist strengtheners in the car. There is practically nowhere you can be where you can’t do any exercise at all.