Staying perfectly fit and healthy all the time is simply impossible. The most conscientious people get a cold occasionally, and nearly everybody suffered from things like acne when they were young. While these things are annoying, they are not life threatening and will not seriously affect your quality of life for more than a few miserable days. Doing what you can to protect your health is a good idea because it will ensure that you are still able to do what you want on a day to day basis, but it also means you will have as many days left as possible to do things with. There are lots of conditions and ailments that can permanently affect how able you are to live your life. Some of them cannot be prevented and, at least until medical science improves to that point that there are cures, many will be with you for the rest of your life. However, there are lots of things that you can help prevent if you make good choices. Here are a few tips for making sure that you stay healthy into old age:
Your back is amazing but there are some ways in which it is deficient. The process of evolution is obviously still ongoing. For one, it is quite vulnerable to injury. Whether you were trying to pick up something slightly too heavy, or you fell awkwardly, injuring your back can result in lifelong problems. A slipped disc can be truly excruciating, as can a pulled muscle. If you do not care for your back properly, it can immobilise you, leaving you not able to get around or even sit up in some severe cases. It is, therefore, imperative that you are careful with your back. If you do feel a slight twinge, you should immediately seek professional help. Just as with one’s teeth, the health of the back is so important that medical professionals dedicate their lives to them. Once you speak to a chiropractor, it will not take long to find out if anything is wrong and it could save you many hours of pain.
As important as your back is, it is obviously useless without your brain. Conditions like dementia are incredibly serious and in fact are becoming more common. In the UK, a report was recently released which showed that the number of deaths as a result of dementia has more than doubled in the last decade. The number of men dying rose from 2.0% to 5.2% while for women it increased to 4.3%. Your mental acuity is obviously central to any sense of the quality of life that you may have. Luckily, there are lots of ways to make dementia less likely. What is even better is that they also happen to fun. Regular exercise seems to help with everything, as it does with dementia, but you should also spend more time with friends, eat well and keep your mind active. This can be through learning something new, doing puzzles, or reading your favourite thriller.
You may never think about growing older, but it will happen to everyone. Making it as happy and healthy as it can start today.