It can be pretty hard to prevent yourself from getting sick, seeing as coughs, colds, and flu can strike at any time. However, it’s not entirely impossible to do. Health is something we can encourage tenfold and when we know how to take care of ourselves, it’ll help us to avoid contracting most things in the long run! With that in mind, here are some of the most effective ways to prevent sickness from affecting you.
Keep Your Blood Pressure Down
Having a high blood pressure can do a real number on your health. It might even mean you need to take medication for the rest of your life. But if you’re able to keep your potential hypertension down naturally, you’ll feel much stronger and healthier within yourself. So check on your diet - is it too fatty or salty? And then make sure you’re moving regularly - your heart is a muscle that needs a workout as well!
One of the best things anyone can do to keep themselves and others safe is get vaccinated. Of course, if you’re already immunocompromised this can be an issue, but if you’re not it’s always beneficial to look into the benefits of visiting a medical centre to get a vaccine done. You can give your body exactly the right blueprint for fighting off various diseases and illnesses, and depending on where you live, this could be just what you need to be the best version of yourself.
Get Your Steps In
Seeing as we’ve already mentioned the need to be active and stay fit, it’s best we clarify a little right now. You don’t necessarily need to hit the gym three or four times a week, although you’re entirely within your rights if you feel it works. But on the other hand, if you’re not able to keep up with a workout routine on a regular basis, you just need to get your steps in! The human body is made to move, and using your back and legs for what they were built for is a great way to keep your health in the best shape. Go for a walk every day, go for hikes on weekends, and be sure to tackle those big hills with a power walk every now and then.
Hit the Hay
Sleep is such an important part of staying healthy, but rarely does it get a look in when we talk about living a healthy and productive life. You need sleep to rest and heal up, as it’s the only time of the day your body is able to focus on the deeper layers of your organs and muscles.
So make sure you’re hitting the hay at a good time every night; try to get 8 hours in, or at least between 6 and 7 if you have to be up early.
If you want to keep sickness at bay, you just need a few lifestyle tweaks. Make a change for the better!
Early Years Nutrition Consultant
Food & Health Writer
Presenter on Early Years TV Food