This article provides top tips on how to stay healthy and live longer. Some of them you will know already but some may just surprise you! We all know about giving up smoking and to only drink one glass of red wine at a time, but what about receiving first aid training?
We are always being told we are what we eat. Medical research shows that a number of lifestyle diseases could be prevented by following a sensible eating plan and carrying out some regular exercise. Experts say that a glass of red wine along with its antioxidants helps keep away environmental carcinogens that can develop into different cancers. The same antioxidants can be found in green tea and olives as well as tomatoes.
Berries are also great for your system and remember to keep up with your calcium intake as bone density starts to lower from the age of 30. Spicy food containing cayenne pepper or chillies can also help your body release natural endorphins which cause the feel good feeling you get after you exercise and this can boost your general sense of well being.
Eating regular and small meals can also maintain your blood sugar levels and stop you from feeling faint or getting more stressed as a result of lowering levels. If you have a low immune system then stock up on your vitamin c and folic acid intake as both of these can help you maintain a healthier immune system and pick up less viruses and colds. Don’t miss breakfast either even if you are trying to lose weight. In fact most people who skip breakfast are more likely to put on weight as they continue to snack during the day.
Check yourself regularly for lumps and bumps and ladies don’t forget to have a smear test carried out every three years. When you are working out make sure you only drink water because if you take energy drinks on board while you are exercising then the glucose will be burnt off before the body fat is. Laughing and crying is also a top tip for maintaining good health. Studies in Japan have shown that laughing regularly can help build your immune system and shake off allergic reactions.
First Aid and health
Did you know that over 150,000 people die each year in situations where basic first aid may have given them a chance to live? A not so surprising health tip is to have a regular MOT with your GP and get some basic first aid training in so you can recognise the signs of someone in trouble. Not everyone needing first aid is knocked unconscious and needs resuscitating.
What about dealing with cuts and bruises, fainting episodes, allergic reactions or scalds? First aid at work training or schools first aid training can arm you with skills you are able to carry with you wherever you find yourself.