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Maintaining health with simple lifestyle changes

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Let’s face it, ladies: boosting your health is not always your primary priority, but it needs to be. It doesn’t require a long, overbearing and spine-chilling regime. Simple lifestyle changes can get the job done! In the end you’ll be left with a renewed spirit and feeling wholesome and completely satisfied. So, what can you do?

MANAGE STRESS

Let’s start with managing stress. It doesn’t matter who you are, you cannot avoid pressure, and that’s especially if you wear many hats. Stress can lead to other serious complications like heart disease and the deterioration of your mental health. But the good news is, there are ways to control tension. Exercising is by far one of the best options. However, relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, a little yoga, self-massage and meditation are also excellent ways to handle stress.

REST WELL

It goes without saying that adequate rest is vital to your health and overall well being. How much rest you need will differ. If you’re troubled by forgetfulness, clumsiness, difficulties learning new concepts,

VISIT YOUR DOCTOR YEARLY

Doctor visits no doubt can be long and daunting, but what’s a better way to check up on your health? Don’t miss your annual trip to the doctor. If you haven’t been doing this, it’s time to make it a health ritual. Make pap smear testing an essential during the visit and if you’re sexually active always remember to get checked for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and infections like gonorrhea and chlamydia.

KEEP YOUR BRAIN SMART

A healthy and quick-witted brain beats every challenge. The best way to sharpen the coordinating centre of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity is to use it. So, read a book, listen to the radio or learn a second language. Working out and maintaining a healthy diet will definitely help to keep you smart.