Ask Away Blog: Steps to Taking Back Control of Your Health

Steps to Taking Back Control of Your Health

Tuesday, May 12, 2020



There are so many reasons why you might have been feeling run down or stressed lately. Being home more often than not, your health, both physically and mentally can all be impacted. You may have lots of aches and pains, or might feel like you have lost control of your health. There are always things that you can do to take back control; your health is something that is too important to not want control over.

Exercise

There is so much evidence now around the benefits of your mental health, as well as your physical health, around exercising. There is no getting away from it, and there is no denying it. All of this doesn’t mean that you should become someone who is always in the gym, but putting some physical activity into your schedule is a must. It will help to keep weight under control, give you a happiness boost, but it can keep your metabolism in check too. You can build strength as well, which is important as we get older.

Eat More Fruit and Veggies

When you are someone that is constantly running around, it can feel hard to make more time for cooking and creating healthy meals at home. But if you want to see an improvement with things, then you need to to know what you are planning to eat, and make sure that you do have time for these healthy lifestyle choices. Having lots of fresh ingredients in the house is important, including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. When they are there ready to be eaten or cooked, it makes it more likely that they will be used, rather than heading for a drive thru.

Take control of who you see

When you want to have control back of your health, then you need to make some important decisions over who you will see for things. If you have a doctor that you really don’t get along with, or that has been rude in the past, then it is time to make decisions to change things, and take control over who you see. If you need work on your teeth, for example, then make sure that you are looking for oral surgeons who meet your criteria and who are experienced and well rated. It is your health, so you need to be happy with who it is in the hands of, when the time comes.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Meditation

Meditation is something that has been proven to help to reduce stress, as well as help with other physical and mental problems. All you need is some time in the morning, or at night, and it can help you to let go of any stress or negativity, and help you to focus more on the positive things for the day, and what you plan to do. It can work for anyone; you don’t need to be a yoga master or anything. But if you want some control, this can really help you.



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