We only get the one body, and it’s easy enough to do damage to it over time. To give ourselves the best opportunity to live a long and healthy life, here’s how to look after and maintain a healthy body.
Keep An Eye On Your Weight
As you progress through adulthood, your metabolism will naturally slow down, and that means you won’t be able to eat the same things that are likely to cause weight gain. It’s always worth keeping an eye on your weight because this can affect your heart if there’s too much weight sitting in the belly area. Try to exercise on a regular basis and do enough each week that counter-acts anything bad or heavy that you eat during the week. Muscle will always weigh heavier than fat though so don’t take the scales too seriously if you’re building more muscle and reducing fat.
Get in Your Five A Day
What you have in your diet is important to maintaining a healthy body. That means that you should be getting in your five a day. Five vegetables or fruit that your body needs in terms of all the nutrients and minerals that it provides to keep your body functioning at it’s best. Aim for five a day where you can and try to swap out unhealthy snacks with things like fruit and nuts. You should also be visiting the doctor on a regular basis to keep all your health checks in order. This was you can reduce the chances of falling ill to things like Crohns Disease.
Cut Out The Stress
Stress can really impact the body in a much more severe way than you might think. It can cause high blood pressure, and it’s one of the contributing factors to greying hair. Lack of sleep can come from stress which will also wear out and make your body feel fatigued and tired. So try to cut out the stress where you can in your life because even though there will be some cases where you can’t predict it happening, there’s plenty where you can.
A lot of stress can be caused by work, so it may be worth speaking to your manager or HR on how you can handle the stress better. If it’s something that’s causing more harm than good, then no job is really worth risking your physical or mental well-being anyway.
Rest For Longer On Weekends
During the working week, for some of us, it can be quite a hectic one. That means a lack of sleep, and that’s not good for your body. Try to rest for longer on the weekends to give yourself a chance to catch up on what your body needs to recover and repair itself. Sleep is one of the main contributions to poor health and if you’re not getting enough sleep each night, then it’s going to show in how often you are sick and how you feel in general.