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We all understand the importance of being healthy, of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and yet we all too often put it to the back of our minds. It’s easy to focus on our good health while we’re young, which in turn can mean we take it for granted, choosing to ignore the need to look after ourselves. Although it’s the easier way of going through life, it’s not the best for your long term health. This is why it’s important to start putting your health first; make it a priority not an afterthought.


Reconnect with Yourself
Learning to take time for yourself is one of the best ways to prioritise your welfare. By choosing to disconnect from your technology and take a bath or read a book, you can relax your mind and properly unwind from daily stresses. So many people assume that better health must man constantly moving, never stopping, but that isn’t true — it’s about making improvements, about listening to what you need and doing it. Health is about more than the physical, if your mind is uneasy your body will be too.

Visit Your Healthcare Professionals
Another way to get your focus firmly on your health, is by having a health screening. This is a great way to really get a detailed understanding of your physical health, something you may not get from your standard GP. The beauty of such an appointment is that you can tailor how intensive the appointment is, thus allowing you complete control over your healthcare. Of course, if that isn’t something you’re able to do, you can also visit your local doctors for a more routine check-up.

Analyse and Change Your Diet
Food is always an important element for health because of the effects of different food groups on our physical and mental wellbeing. Therefore, it stands to reason that a change in diet can be hugely beneficial in improving your health; these changes don’t have to be massive, they can simply be small, thoughtful changes over time. A fine example of this is lowering the amount of sugar and fat in your diet, as well as introducing daily fruit and vegetables into your diet.

Pursue Your Own Happiness
This might sound like a very easy thing to suggest, but focusing on what makes you happy is crucial in taking your health seriously. If you’re stuck in a job you hate and are longing for a career change, why not take that leap and start looking at ways to access the career you really want? The same goes for the relationships in your life — if you have a toxic family member or friend, remove them from your life so that they can’t stand in the way of your happiness.


Being in charge of your own health doesn’t make it easy, and sometimes we’re unsure of how to improve our lives for the better. Nevertheless, there’s ways we can start to put the seeds of change into our routine, so that we reap the benefits for years to come.

Thanks for reading and take care! :)

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