Five Ways You’re Neglecting Your Health Without Even Realizing

Five Ways You're Neglecting Your Health Without Even Realizing

You might think that you’re a reasonably healthy person, but it’s likely that you’re neglecting your health without even knowing it. Check out these five things you may be doing and how you can change things up!

Skipping Breakfast

Some people really struggle when it comes to breakfast. And it’s understandable, when you’re up early and need to be out of the door, eating can feel like the last thing on your mind. Maybe it’s a time issue or perhaps you can’t stomach much in the morning, but it’s important that you make a change here. If you prep quick and easy to eat breakfasts ahead of time, you can grab something and know that you’ve got some nutrition in which will prevent you from overeating later on. You could put some overnight oats in the fridge ready to grab, or make some healthy breakfast pancakes (check out my favorite recipe here) and eat one on your commute. Even piece of fruit and a yogurt makes a good quick breakfast and is something most people can stomach.

Not Getting Enough Sleep

One way most of us neglect our health is by not getting enough sleep. There’s no denying we’re all busy, and it can be tricky finding enough hours in the day to get things done. But it’s important to prioritize, a lack of sleep can lead to both short and long-term health conditions. Make it your goal to start getting to bed earlier, you’ll feel the benefits throughout your entire life.

Canceling Your Doctor’s Appointments

It’s easy to think, ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it’ and skip out on your health checks. However, attending a dentist every six months will spot any problems before they come painful or expensive. If you wear glasses, not only is the opticians useful for the latest eye trends but having your eyes examined can spot changes to your vision- as well as your overall health. Cancer screenings such as pap smears and mammograms can catch changes early before there are even symptoms. In many cases, this can save your life.

Wearing the Wrong Shoes

It might seem like such a simple thing, but wearing the wrong shoes can cause all kinds of problems. Corns and calluses, toe deformities, they can even cause a backache. Without the right support, you can develop plantar fasciitis which is a painful condition where the band of muscle underneath the foot experiences micro tears. In some cases, it can leave you being barely able to walk. Have your feet measured so you know your size, and choose shoes that are comfortable and supportive.

Spending Too Much Time Indoors

We have been dubbed as the ‘indoor generation.’ And it’s easy to see why, since the rise of the internet much of our work and play is now done online. Spending too much time indoors is bad for a number of reasons, the first is lack of activity. Chances are you don’t get too much walking or movement in when you’re confined to a home or workplace; studies have shown that sitting for prolonged periods is incredibly damaging- even if you do regular exercise! The second reason is that spending too much time indoors can lead to a vitamin D deficiency, while this is a vitamin we can get from our diet it’s most easily absorbed from the sun.

Hiding out indoors can mean we end up deficient, which can eventually lead to bone and skeletal issues. Finally, too much time indoors can be bad due to the air quality. Indoor air can be high in pollutants, from wood and cooking smoke to tobacco, cleaning products and more. If you know you spend a lot of time indoors, get yourself up and about as much as possible.

Are You Neglecting Your Health?

It’s easy to find yourself neglecting your health. By making simple changes to your lifestyle, you can boost your health. Find more great tips for improving your health here.

Give Your Body a Boost This Winter

Give Your Body a Boost This WInter

At this time of year, you may find that your body does not look or feel its best. There’s just something about the change in the weather that can make us all feel a little bit crappy. And if you’re starting to feel cold, and your skin is looking a little dry, your energy levels are dipping, and you just feel off, you know it’s not the ideal situation to be in. However, unless you actively commit to doing something about it, that won’t change. You need to make sure that you take charge of your situation and that you make sure that your body gets a boost. So let’s take a look at some of the things you can do for this.

Drink More Water

So the very first thing that you should do is make sure that you’re drinking more water. And yes – more than usual. If you know that you are not feeling great, you could be dehydrated. And even if you’re not, the increase in your water intake will only ever do you good. So start to think about how you’re going to do this. Taking a bottle around with you everyone is one of the best ways.

Look After Your Skin

You also need to be a little more proactive about your skincare. We all know that our skin has different needs at different times throughout the year – and that can vary by season. So be more hands-on during the winter months. Look for homemade face mask ideas that can give you a natural boost. Try new products. Really pamper your skin and see what a difference it can make.

Recharge Your Body

Next up, you need to make sure that you’re giving your body the energy that it needs. And it’s really easy to believe that you’re just feeling lethargic for no reason. But you need to exercise for energy. This could be something like Tai Chi For Health Institute or playing a sport or even going to a gym. You just need to find out what works for you. If you focus on being energized, then you will find that this works wonders for your health.

Take Care Of Your Hair

If you want to have healthy hair, you do also need to make sure that you’re putting a bit more energy into caring for it too. You may need to switch up your products, reduce your heat styling, and use more masks to get it into a great condition.

Get Better Sleep

Then the last thing that you can do for yourself, is to make sure that you’re able to sleep a lot more. And get a better quality of sleep too. It’s essential to help you have more energy, and to help you to boost your skin, your hair, and help your nutrition work a lot more too. Hydrating can help you here and exercise is also great to give you a better quality of sleep. So make sure that you’re thinking about what you can do to solidify your sleep.

Give Your Body a Boost This Winter

The cooler temperatures can have a toll on your body, so it’s important to know how to give your body a boost this winter. If you love winter like I do, check out my favorite reasons why winter is great!