Eat a healthy varied diet
You don’t need to be keto or vegan to have a healthy diet. Fill your fridge with plenty of fruit and vegetables and make sure you’re eating lean protein too.
Remember your water
Keeping your body hydrated will help it to function well every day and be ready to bounce back if you do become unwell.
Keep on moving
Muscle and bone mass decline as we get older. So whether you’re in your 20s and building a strong starting point – or in your 60s and beginning to age gracefully – keeping active through your entire life is important for so many aspects of our health and wellbeing.
Keep your mind active too
Did you know your brain is constantly making new pathways and changing as you learn new things? Activities like reading, crosswords, making things with our hands and catching up with friends have a positive impact on our brains.
Make time for mental health
Every year 1 in 5 Australians experience a mental illness and almost half of us (45%) will be impacted by mental health in our lifetime. This means that even if you aren’t struggling with mental illness it is likely someone you know is. Check in on your family and friends and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.
Don’t compromise your rest time
Whether it is time resting at the end of the day or getting enough sleep at night, make sure you’re resting well. Sleep helps our brains form memories and learn new things. It’s an essential part of a healthy lifestyle so don’t skimp on the sleep.
Look after your skin
Queensland is the skin cancer capital of the world. Getting a skin check yearly and carefully watching any new skin changes is imperative to making sure you don’t become part of the statistics. Remember to be sun safe too.
Remember your other health checks
Being proactive about your health can mean many things. Talk to your doctor about other screening tests (many are age based), self-checks or any vaccinations you may need.
Don’t ignore the warning signs
If you sense something is just not right then make sure you get it checked. You are the best judge of what is normal for you and the best person to know if something could be wrong.