11 Facts About Healthy Living

Healthy LifeThe continuing rise of lifestyle-related diseases and chronic disorders means that we need to take a fresh look at health and healthcare, and to remember that prevention is better than cure. Life is beautiful and you don’t want to bog yourself down with unnecessary health problems. Today, your vital organs may be working well, but they may not be tomorrow. Don’t take your health for granted. Take proper care of your body. Join our thriving asthma community of primary carers and specialists working together to improve the lives of people with asthma. The Asthma Experts eNews is circulated monthly and includes all the latest news, views and research from the asthma world.

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean hours of training at the gym and eating only salad leaves. It’s about making easy-to-manage healthy choices in your day-to-day living. Many people think they only need to see a doctor when they are sick or injured. The truth is, health care providers are also experts at preventing illnesses and finding and treating problems before you ever feel sick.

Experiment. The best way to know what works for you is to experiment. Rather than subscribe yourself to one diet, try different foods and see how your body responds. Most importantly — research and tweak your diet based on what you learn. I enjoy reading health journals as I can read the information directly from the source vs. news articles or editorials which often serve an agenda.

However, when comparing outcomes for groups with very different life expectancies, the proportion of life spent in poor health is also useful. Two populations may both spend on average 15 years in poor health which might be a quarter of life for a group with life expectancy of 60, but only a sixth for a group with life expectancy of 90.

The greatest influences on people’s health and wellbeing come from outside health care. They include factors such as education, employment, housing and community. Plus, research shows chronic sleep loss may lead to weight gain and other health problems, including cancer. Healthy life expectancy has remained much lower than life expectancy and data for 2013 to 2015 from ONS indicate that it is now 63.4 years for males and 64.1 for females.