Good health is one of the most important components of a happy life, but often we do not treasure it until it is gone.
Here are for four tips to give you the best possible chances of maintaining good health throughout your life.
Eat well and exercise
Forget the fad diets and wellness crazes. Living a healthy life really boils down to two simple rules—eating well and exercising regularly.
Eat a balanced, mostly plant-based diet made of fresh produce, and limit your intake of processed foods like instant noodles and microwaveable meals. For best results, it is a good idea to make cooking at home a regular habit, as you then have control over what goes into your meal. Make an extra portion at dinnertime and you will have a healthy meal to eat at lunch during the workday, too.
Exercising regularly has never been more important now that so many of us work in jobs that require us to spend long hours seated. Making time to exercise several times a week is a must. Busy people can incorporate exercise into their daily schedule, such as doing yoga or hitting the gym during lunch breaks or riding a bicycle to work.
Smoking is not only an expensive habit but also increases your risk of a whole host of illnesses, from obvious ones like lung cancer to less likely ones like Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, cataracts and other types of cancers. The health and financial implications of being a smoker are just not worth it.
Smokers would reap lifelong benefits by making a firm commitment to quitting today. There is a variety of self-help resources online, and threads on platforms like Reddit reveal thousands of tips from users who have successfully kicked the habit.
Other than putting in the effort on your part to quit smoking, make it a point to tell all the people around you, especially those you usually spend smoke breaks with, that you are quitting. This creates accountability and also alerts people to the need to avoid offering you cigarettes.
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Critical illness insurance offers financial protection if you are diagnosed with a critical illness, including late-stage cancers, heart attack, stroke and more.
How it works is that your insurer offers you a lump sum payout upon diagnosis. This lump sum payout can be used in any way you wish. Many critical illness patients spend an extended period of time away from the workforce as they seek treatment. In such a situation, the lump sum payout can be used to support you and your family as you concentrate on recovery.
HL Assurance’s Critical Illness Protect360 offers up to $2 million worth of critical illness protection, so you and your family are assured of financial security.
Go for an Annual Health Screening
The earlier a serious illness is detected, the higher your chances of making a full recovery.
So, it is important to go for a health screening at least once a year, and to ensure you are screened appropriately according to your age, gender and medical history.
HL Assurance’s Critical Illness Protect360 plan offers free annual health screenings so you can ensure you have a clean bill of health every year at no additional cost.
Commit to your health today by signing up for HL Assurance’s Critical Illness Protect360. Find out more here.