Your health should feature pretty highly on your list of priorities. At the end of the day, when you’re in poor health, you’ll find yourself limited in what you can do. Of course, there are elements of your health that you may not be able to control. But there are elements that you can, so it’s important that you do what you can do to maximise your wellbeing. There are countless areas that you could get started out with this, but let’s focus on a few more simple and straightforward options to get the ball rolling.
Manage Your Calorie Consumption
Of course, it’s not healthy to micromanage your calories. Each individual is different and will require slightly different calories to provide their bodies with the energy needed to get through each day. But there are generalised recommendations that our outlined to help you maintain a healthy weight. These are outlined in the short guide below:
- Children aged 2 to 8 – 1000 to 1400 calories
- Girls aged 9 to 13 – 1400 to 1600 calories
- Boys aged 9 to 13 – 1600 to 2000 calories
- Active women aged 14 to 30 – 2400 calories
- Sedentary women aged 14 to 30 – 1800 to 2000 calories
- Active men aged 14 to 30 – 2800 to 3200 calories
- Sedentary men aged 14 to 30 – 2000 to 2600 calories
- Active adults over 30 – 2000 to 3000 calories
- Sedentary adults over 30 – 1600 to 2400 calories
Of course, if you are underweight or overweight, or have metabolic conditions, you should consult your doctor who will be able to give you tailored advice to suit your needs.
Use SPF Daily
Of course, tans may be in fashion. But if you’re looking for a tan, you should consider fake tan, which gives the same look without exposing your skin to sun damage. In fact, you should be wearing SPF on a daily basis. A lot of people only break out the SPF when they’re on holiday or during particularly sunny or hot days. But by using sunscreen on a daily basis, you can avoid sunburn, as well as skin cancer and signs of premature aging. It’s recommended that when choosing sunscreens for daily use, you look for a product that at least has an SPF of 30. If you spend more time outdoors or are in a sunnier location, you may want to consider something with an SPF of 60 or above. If you spend time in the water, it’s also worth choosing a water resistant product, so you don’t have to top up as regularly. This will all serve to protect your skin as best possible!
Quit Bad Habits
We all have bad habits of some sort. You might smoke. You might avoid exercise. You might eat excessive takeaways, junk foods or unhealthy ready meals. You may drink too much or too regularly. Whatever your bad habit may be, it’s a good idea to quit it for the sake of your overall health and wellbeing. Sure, this may be a challenge. But it’s one that you should set yourself.
Hopefully, at least one of the pieces of advice above should help you to manage your health a little better!