BACK TO BASICS
How many times a day do you see ads for health products, diets, skin care, medicines? They are everywhere you look and the media presents us with such a great deal of information and advertising every day that it’s hard to differentiate between what’s actually beneficial and the latest fads.
Being in an environment where we are in constant contact with clients during times of poor health it made me stop and think about what we as women know for a fact we should do to keep our bodies fighting fit.
1. Eat Breakfast. Every Day.
There is a reason they say it’s the most important meal of the day- eating breakfast kick starts your metabolism for the day, which aids in weight maintenance and eating a wholesome low GI meal will ensure your blood sugar levels stay even until morning tea time (you need to eat 5 meals a day to maintain insulin levels and avoid diabetes).
It’s a no-brainer, our bodies were not designed for desk jobs so we need to balance out our sedentary time with at least 20 minutes of exercise a day. Exercise benefits every system of the body but most importantly helps prevent osteoporosis and the release of endorphins reduces stress.
3. Drink Water
Water flushes out toxins from the body and aids in kidney function. Hydration is also vital for skin health- hydrating from within keeps skin looking radiant and more youthful.
4. Relax and Sleep Well
We are seeing a real increase in mental health claims through our insurance practice and our stressful, hectic lives are wreaking havoc on our minds and bodies. Find time every day to do something relaxing (read a book, watch some tv or walk the dog) and ensure you get a good night’s rest.
5. Don’t put off seeing the doctor
Have regular checkups and never, ever delay seeking a professional opinion if you notice an abnormality or are concerned about something. You are not wasting their time and it might just save your life.
6. Be Protected
No one wants to think about the worst case scenario but if something were to happen and you became extremely ill or passed away, would your children be taken care of and would your partner have enough money left to pay the mortgage on their own? Insure for the unexpected and you can rest easy knowing that if the unthinkable should happen, you have funds ready to pay for quality medical treatment and to cover your bills while you are unable to earn income. There would be nothing worse than having your health suffer because of financial constraints or losing the family home if you were unable to work. For a tailored insurance package, speak to one of the Herlife ladies today. We understand women’s health and are always here to listen.
By Karlee McBroom