Little Changes, Big Impact

For many of us, our health and well-being is vital and we are constantly on the lookout for health tips. 

However, reaching for article after article about the extensive changes we must make to improve our health and well-being can be tiresome, and will often leave us feeling as if it is all too much to achieve. 

 

Here are seven simple health tips you  to keep your overall well-being in tip-top shape:

1) Enjoy the benefits of sunscreen all year 

Despite its name, sunscreen is not just for the summer months and should be applied to any areas of exposed skin when the temperature or UV rating is high. Many popular sunscreen brands now also stock moisturising face products such as SunSense’s Daily Face, which could easily become part of your everyday skincare routine. 

2) Increase your vegetable intake 

Whilst there are many food trends that will come and go, the age-old ‘eat your greens’ is as true now as it were 50 years ago. Aim to include one extra serving size cup of vegetables in your day and build up slowly until you are consuming five serves of vegetables a day. 

3) Consider your bladder 

Contrary to popular belief, urinary and bowel incontinence is not a normal part of aging, nor is it a symptom only experienced by aging individuals. Being mindful of changes in your bathroom behaviour such as needing to rush to the toilet, straining to empty your bladder or having poor urine flow is crucial. If you do experience any of these symptoms, make an appointment with your GP.  

4) Keep it clean

Regularly washing your hands with soap and hot water helps to reduce your risk of infections such as the flu. For hand hygiene on the go, consider investing in an antibacterial hand sanitiser such as Aqium which offer a travel size range

5) Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

If you are not already doing it, drinking 1.5 litres or 8 glasses of water per day holds an array of health benefits including aiding the body to keep blood flowing, regulating body temperature, and keeping joints lubricated. 

6) Increase your sleep

Hitting the hay, catching some zzz or simply nodding off, regardless of how you refer to it, chances are you aren’t doing it enough! Adequate sleep is fundamental to a person’s health. The average adult requires 7 – 9 hours of sleep a day. However, this decreases as we move on to our life’s later stage. Anyone over the age of 65 requires only 7 – 8 hours of sleep. 

7) Limit your caffeine 

Over consumption of caffeine can negatively affect our health in multiple ways. To name a few, caffeine has been linked to bladder stimulation increasing your need to visit the bathroom and decreasing your levels of hydration. However, swearing off caffeine all together when you have previously enjoyed numerous servings a day is a sure way to fail. Instead, simply enjoy in moderation and be mindful abouth the beverages you choose to consume every day. 

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