If you want to lead a healthy life you are going to have to focus on preventive care. If you avoid the really harmful things which are a routine in society these days you will be much better off and will feel much healthier. The era we are in will probably be remembered as one of the worst eras ever when it comes to our health. People a hundred years into the future will probably find it hard to believe that we did so many things that are so harmful for us. Even though medical technology is getting better every day the number of people facing disease also keeps going higher.
Sugar will be viewed the same way as smoking is viewed right now. We look at old movies and are incredulous that smoking was so common. We are surprised that people smoked everywhere; in places, in elevators, even in hospitals. People just didn’t know back then how harmful cigarettes were for them. Now, thankfully, the number of people smoking is lower than it has ever been before. Now the main villain we have is sugar. Sugar does a lot of damage to our body. Have you ever wondered why so many people have diabetes these days compared to back in the old days? Well, the answer is that we have surrounded ourselves with sugar.
Sugar isn’t just in sweets, sugar is everywhere, even in the most unexpected places. Do you know how much sugar there is in your ketchup? A tablespoon of ketchup contains as much sugar as a chocolate chip cookie. Think about that before you overload your burgers and fries with ketchup. This is also what makes sugar so dangerous; someone who is avoiding sweets will eat ketchup without ever knowing that they are consuming sugar. Read the labels of everything you eat and your mind will be blown at how much sugar it contains.
We need to get out more. Humans have some basic physiological needs which need to be fulfilled. Too many people these days spend their whole day without getting out. It doesn’t matter where you live, you do not have to go to a mountain or to a park in order to be active. Simply head out and go for a walk. We would also highly recommend not skipping sunlight completely; if you work late hours and haven’t seen the sun while leaving office in a long time you need to change that. Try heading out in your lunch break whenever you can.
This is also great because it keeps you active. It is also great for your mental health; a reason so many people start feeling depressed is because their lives are exactly the same every single day. Try heading out whenever you can even if you do not feel like it. Call up some friends you haven’t met in a long time and catch with them at an outdoor place. Stay active and you’ll stay healthy for a long time.