Did you know that I can still remember clearly all the things that I learned from the 2014 Omaha medical education forum? The speakers for the said event did great in sharing their knowledge to all the participants. I felt like I got the best value for my money because I did not only get a chance to acquire new learning but also to connect with people who are from my circle.
In the said event, I was reminded of the importance of taking good care of one’s health. When it comes to being healthy, it does not only refer to being physically okay but also in having a stable mental condition. Mental health is also as important as physical health. Below are some of the strategies that I learned during the forum:
- Be mindful of what you eat and drink. Take note that some of the common illnesses and diseases are caused by obesity. As such, you have to start choosing a balanced diet on a regular basis. Do not give it to temptations. Eva Selhub MD says that, “Eating high-quality foods that contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants nourishes the brain and protects it from oxidative stress — the “waste” (free radicals) produced when the body uses oxygen, which can damage cells.”
- Talk to the right people all the time. Avoid those who will only bring in negativity in your life because they can affect the way you look at things. “Staying involved with people who constantly try our patience, attempt to involve us in unhealthy interactions, undermine our own beliefs, and demand allegiance to their own cause above all else is a painful and exhausting ordeal, to say the very least. “Abigail Brenner M.D. points out. Instead, surround yourself with positive individuals so that you can attract better things in your life.
Get enough sleep every night. As much as possible, avoid exhausting yourself because it will only lead to some personal issues. The more you sleep late, the crankier you become the following day. “When your body is sleep deficient, it goes into a state of stress. The body’s functions are put on high alert, which causes high blood pressure and the production of stress hormones,” Mark Stibich, PhD adds. For this reason, it is best if you follow a bedroom schedule so that you will not have a hard time going to sleep.
Make sure to practice the tips mentioned above for a better and healthier life. Start living the life you deserve today.