An English poet and thinker, Leigh Hunt, once said, "The groundwork of all happiness is good health."
Most of us would surely agree with the above quote, right? Because, as we know, without good health, it could be really hard to lead a normal life, let alone enjoy it!
So, right from when we are young children, our parents and elders teach us the importance of good health by giving us certain basic tips and facts which can help us maintain good health.
As we grow older, we gain more knowledge about the human body, how it works, different kinds of diseases and how to remain healthier for a longer time.
However, it is also a fact that certain diseases are inevitable and even if we follow a relatively healthy lifestyle, there are chances that we could suffer from ill health.
But, the above fact must not discourage people from trying hard and doing everything they can to maintain their health.
Following a healthy diet and exercise routine, avoiding unhealthy foods, keeping stress at bay, avoiding pollution, etc., can all surely help prevent a number of diseases.
However, many a times, especially in this modern era, it could be rather difficult for many of us to stick to healthy habits and so, we become prey to a number of diseases.
For example, due to our busy schedules, we may not have enough time for exercise; we could be tempted to eat out more because of the choices of delicious food available; our jobs and lives could make it hard to stay away from stress.
Also, it is also important to educate ourselves about the facts and myths about our body and health, so that we are better prepared to prevent and even treat diseases.
So, here are a few health tips, as told by medical professionals; have a look!
Never Hide Any Health Issue
Never hide any health issues from your doctor, no matter how embarrassing or hard it may be to talk about them, because even small signs could be indications of major diseases.
Maintain A Healthy BMI
Ensure that you maintain a healthy BMI (body mass index), because extreme weight loss or gain could be the root cause of a number of diseases.
Vitamin C Supplements
Ensure that you take in healthy foods and vitamin C supplements to keep your immune system strong, as it can prevent and fight many diseases including cancer!
Avoid Consuming Paracetamol
Avoid consuming paracetamol or other such flu medicines, every time you experience a mild flu symptom like a cold, because this habit can weaken your immunity.
Keep A Record Of Your Medical History
Have a complete and thorough record of your medical history with you, including all the ailments you have suffered from and all the medications you have taken, in order to make it easier for other doctors to asses you in the future.
Never Stop A Medication
Never stop a medication prescribed by your doctor on your own; always consult your doctor before doing so, because stopping certain medications abruptly can have adverse reactions.