An annual physical checkup is practical for people of all ages, especially those above 50 years of age, to check in with their doctor and make sure all the body’s main functions are working like it’s supposed to.
Being healthy involves a lot of factors but the payoff is absolutely worth it. Maintaining good health can decrease your risk of developing diseases and slowing down genetic conditions such as heart disease, some cancers etc.
Here are some things you can do to maintain your and your family’s health and ensure things are positive in your annual checkups:
While picking up happy meals seems so convenient and quick, it’s serving you nutrition out of it. Not only does your eating habits affect your physical health but also your mood.
Eating a balanced diet or a rainbow plate even with fruits, vegetables, protein and healthy fats can lower your cholesterol, keep heart disease at bay and also keep your body active and strong.
It’s not a stretch to say that eating well can give you more energy to do more tasks thus keeping you happy.
And little piece of cheesecake every now and then is also fine! There is no need to be extreme with your diet unless you’re training to be an Olympic athlete.
Eating healthy can require a bit more planning, it is the most important way to be healthy.
Get regular exercise
Everyone knows that exercise is important to keep your body healthy and here’s how we can prove it:
– Exercise increases blood flow, makes your heart stronger which lowers your risk of heart diseases, diabetes, some kind of cancers etc.
– Exercise releases good hormones that improves your mood, reduces stress and helps manage depression.
– Regular exercise prevents injuries from happening by slowing the loss of bone density and increase muscle mass.
– Routine exercise can make you feel better and keep your weight under control.
Scientists recommend 30 to 60 minutes about 3 times a week to be optimal.
Protect your skin
Too much of the sun is not just a cause of a tan but also downright harmful. Too much exposure to the sun is linked to skin cancer, skin aging, cataracts and immune problems.
So be sure to apply a minimum of SPF 30 sunscreen 30 mins before you venture out and wear protective clothing if it is too hot outside.
Take Time to Relax
Stress is a silent but deadly killer. Anything from work, family problems,
It can incite frequent colds, inability to sleep, poor concentration, learning problems, anxiety, depression, driving recklessly, and showing aggression.
Relax in any form that works for you such as walking, reading, exercising, meditation, taking vacations etc. Since work is such an influencer in our lives, maintaining a work-life balance can increase personal satisfaction and reduce your stress levels.
This tip is so basic that it is very easy to forget to drink enough water. A human requires at least twelve, 8-ounce glasses of water per day.
Your body requires water to function, alleviate aches and pains, improve energy, and flush out toxins.
To drink water regularly, keep a bottle of water with you at your desk, add fruit pieces to make it tastier or use hydration apps to remind you.
Limit your alcohol intake
If you consume alcoholic, the Dietary
Excessive or binge drinking can cause liver damage, some cancers, such as throat, liver, or pancreas t