When it comes to your health, you can’t mess around many of us think we’re teflon, that we will never get sick or ill and that we can live how we like without repercussions. Unfortunately this is not the case and although medical advancements mean that we are now living longer, that longer life leaves more time for problems in later life that you may have caused during your younger years. I was speaking to a friend of mine the other day, a wonderful doctor called Lisa Marie Cannon, she is a superb specialist in rectal and colon surgery in Chicago and she gave me some great insights into the health problems that feature in later life and why we should all be doing what we can to lead a healthy lifestyle. If you feel that you’re lifestyle isn’t as good as it should be then here are some tips to help you improve it.
If you are a smoker then you need to quit as soon as possible, there are absolutely no benefits to smoking and the risks that are attached with it are numerous and dangerous. Smoking blocks your arteries, it yellows you fingers and teeth, it turns your lungs black and fills them with thick tar and it can cause any number of diseases from emphysema to lung cancer and heart disease, time to give up the smokes if you want a healthy old age. You definitely can do it with the aid of a modern vaporizer that is especially for those who are aiming to stop smoking the real cigarette.
Cut Down on Alcohol
The trick to a healthy lifestyle is everything in moderation and that goes especially for alcohol. Alcohol thins the blood and starves the body of oxygen, it will also remove brain cells and can have a negative impact on your muscles and your heart function. Drinking moderately is fine, it won’t cause too much damage but excessive drinking over a long period of time can lead to illnesses in your later years.
Regular exercise is the key to a healthy heart and body, it is also excellent for the brain as exercise releases chemicals called endorphins which help the body feel great. Exercise can help you lose weight which puts less pressure on your bones, just think how they will feel after 80 odd years of working! You should be exercising a minimum of 30 minutes per day, whether it be a brisk walk or a an intense workout, exercise is the key to a healthy life.
Cut Down Stress
Ailments such as dementia and Alzheimers have been directly linked to those who have lead a stressful life, if you want a healthy old age then you need to look at the areas of your life that cause stress and try to either cut them out, or counterbalance them with relaxation. Those who live stressful lives should consider things like yoga and meditation in order to calm the mind and the body after a stressful day, just 20 minutes a day can rejuvenate you and leave you fully de-stressed.