The best form of defense against potentially life changing problems lies in preventative measures rather than treatment after diagnosis. This means that you need to make sure you’re following healthy habits rather than bad ones such as smoking, drinking to excess and not exercising. Although not all people who live a healthy lifestyles can avoid certain health problems, but they can vastly reduce the risk of developing them.
Exercising is one of the most effective ways of keeping you mentally and physically strong. On top of the commonly known benefits such as stronger muscles, more efficient respiratory system and better circulation, exercises also help to stimulate your brain to release endorphins, the natural feel good chemical signals. This means that you’ll feel better about yourself, and mental issues like depression or anxiety are less likely to surface.
The thing that puts people off exercising the most, is the myth that you’ll need to dedicate a lot of time everyday to the gym. This is not the case. Studies have shown that even mild to moderate exercise program will greatly impact your health. Instead of spending an hour at the gym everyday, you can consider just taking the stairs instead of the elevator or even cycle to work in the mornings. That way, you’re saving time as well as money.
Smoking is fast becoming the leading cause of cancer and quitting smoking provides more benefits than just reducing the risk of cancer – a large group of diseases is believed to be caused by this bad habit. Use of tobacco can lead to problems with your respiratory system, your heart, your blood circulation and even fertility.
Quit Binge Drinking
Alcohol is another lifestyle habit that can cause a lot of problems. Whilst it’s less addictive than cigarettes, it is also socially more acceptable, meaning the pressure to quit isn’t as big. Especially among younger women, it can be difficult to not drink to excess when all their friends are.
Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to many different problems, including, but not limited to, liver, heart, brain and throat diseases.