Your health is something that can change in an instant. But there are also some things that can happen to your health that take a long time to build up. Making wiser decisions now benefits your future, and makes sure that you stay strong and healthy, even into old age. Below are 3 of those everyday health choices.
1. Don’t take silly risks
Every single day, people make poor choices that could be putting their health at risk. Two situations that illustrate this point are:
- Riding a bike without a helmet
- Crossing the street before the signal says it’s safe to go
There are some things that bring an immediate risk, while others can take a bit longer. For example, staring at a computer screen all day can tire the eyes or even strain them. Thus, if you’re not already doing so, start taking screen breaks and having some tech-free days.
That’ll give your eyes a much-needed break. Also consider whether you’re The same listening to your music too loudly. While you can learn more about hearing aids or laser eye surgery to help your hearing and vision as you age, you could avoid problems altogether by making wiser everyday health choices.
Many of these things are common sense, really. Avoid taking silly risks you know could lead to problems in the future.
2. Everyday health choices: Be more active
Most people could benefit from being a little more active than they are now. And no that doesn’t mean you have to sign up for a marathon tomorrow.
It doesn’t have to be that drastic. Instead, you could add a bit more activity into your lifestyle. There are a lot of things you can do to be more active every day, such as:
- Tidying up the house
- Use TV commercials to fit in a few exercise
- Walk for charity in a local event
- Using a basket at the grocery store instead of a cart
It’s not always easy to fit in a run or gym time between work and home life, but it’s important for keeping your body strong and healthy as you get older.
From walking to work to taking the stairs, those seemingly little every day health choices can make a big difference to your overall health and fitness.
3. Eat healthy, most of the time
Eating healthy can feel like a chore, but it’s the best way to give your body the nourishment it needs on the regular. Eating a balanced diet can help you to stay at a healthy weight, as well as give your body the right energy and nutrients to ward off illnesses.
If you eat healthy most of the time, you can then justify those treat days; as long as they’re not too frequent, that is. Why not start the morning off with a healthy breakfast to set you up for the day and to make sure your body gets the energy boost it needs?
Final words on everyday health choices
Your health is precious, and while you might not give much thought to the decisions you’re making now, you might regret them in the future. Finding a balance and making sure to eat right, stay fit, and avoid silly risks can help benefit you now, while helping you stay healthy as your age.
It doesn’t take much to care more about your health either, as the 3 examples above show clearly. So start making those important lifestyle changes today!
What are some other everyday health choices that are easy to fit into the schedule?
17 thoughts on “3 everyday health choices with long-lasting impact”
Lots of very useful tips in which we can make those choices Christy to become fitter and healthier..
I agree in a blink of an eye our health can suddenly change..
Wishing you well my friend and you share some wonderful topics on your blog Christy..
Take care of you too my friend <3
Very sage advice, Christy! If only we all learned to heed this as children or teens, we would spend our whole lives healthier!
I especially think that not taking silly risks is a good one to include; it’s not worth taking chances when you could easily try to stay safe and avoid harm. Moving a little more can be anything, too, so building in just small things here and there can make a big difference – every little helps! Simple, do-able points – love it!
I love that you appreciate that these tips are simple yet effective :) Thanks Caz!
Great advices! Thank you for reminding, Christy! Michael
And thanks for appreciating the words, Michael!
Always my pleasure, Christy! Hope you are fine, and thank you for the very important postings. Best wishes, Michael
Scheduling some mindfulness time!
These choices are easy to make. I wonder about using a basket for shopping rather than a cart though. You’re still walking, and a basket doesn’t always make carrying easy. I guess the theory is that you use more energy carrying the extra weight, but it depends on how much shopping you have to do.
Yes it’s the weight of the basket that acts like a dumbell, versus pushing a cart. It wouldn’t work for big shops though as too many items (unless there were two of you). Thanks Norah!
Thanks, Christy. Interesting. :)
This is such a sensible, yet serious post. Very motivational and somethings we an all do. Thanks!
Thanks for such a nice comment, Laurel!
There’s nothing quite like feeling motivated :)
Great post. Very helpful reminder.
Great to hear, Rae