As the old adage goes, you are only as good as your health, or something like that. And truly, being healthy is vital, since you can’t do much of anything without it. After the year everyone has had with the pandemic wreaking havoc left and right, nothing could be more obvious than the importance of good health.
It is important to take care of your emotional and physical wellbeing, and not taking your health seriously is not a good sign. The following are a few tips to help you stay healthy, and also be aware of when it’s a good time for you to see the doctor.
Take Vitamin C
If you’re the type that tends to have low immunity anyway, there are a few lifestyle changes you definitely need to make. Perhaps none are as prescient as trying to boost your immune system by taking vitamin C.
The best way to do so is by eating fresh fruits and vegetables rich in the vitamin, such as oranges, broccoli, spinach, and so on.
The other is by taking natural supplements rich in vitamin C to help keep your immune system strong. You can also try other natural remedies such as echinacea, but most doctors would argue that vitamin C is far more beneficial.
Either way, do not take extra supplements without checking with your doctor first, but do know that vitamin C should be an essential part of your diet.
Schedule Regular Checkups
Self-medicating is maybe the worst thing you could do. You need to schedule regular checkups with your physician, and rather than doom scroll endlessly every time you feel ill, go see a doctor.
Only a doctor can help determine if you have the flu, whether or not that lump is benign, if you have meralgia paresthetica, or any other difficult to diagnose condition.
Besides, you need to get bloodwork done periodically to make sure that your cholesterol levels are in check, and get a general sense of where your physical health is at. This is central to having good health and getting a sense of “best practices,” as it were.
If all you do is take a quick walk around the block every morning, you would have contributed significantly to your overall health.
It seems almost quaint to say you need to exercise everyday to maintain good health, but it’s necessary to mention since most people think they need to spend countless hours in the gym rather than invest their time and energy into more feasible and sustainable forms of activity.
Just a little bit helps; walking especially is great, but so is biking around your neighborhood, going for a quick swim at the local pool, and so on. Small, incremental lifestyle changes are important, and if you can go to the gym every so often, then all the better.
You don’t have to take lots of fancy supplements or make regular appointments at the local spa to feel healthy – although that probably doesn’t hurt.
Simple things like eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, taking care to boost your immune system, and checking in regularly with your physician is mostly all you need to do to stay healthy.