When it comes to being diagnosed with a terminal illness it has to do with 2 factors: your genes and your lifestyle. One (the genes) there’s nothing we can do about but we can certainly prevent those genes from hindering us and prevent our bodies from becoming vulnerable even if we don’t have a family history of an illness.
The most common terminal illnesses are:
- High/Low blood pressure
- Heart Disease
Although not much is known about why people get Alzheimer’s and cancer it’s been known that following by taking care of yourself just like you would for the other diseases above reduces greatly your chances of being affected by these diseases.
Follow a proper diet and avoid junk food, too much red meat, greasy foods, and keep those sugar cravings under control.
The saying “You are what you eat” is the basis for this tip. Our bodies break down what we eat and use whatever it is that we had to fuel our hearts, lungs, liver, intestines, brain, etc. If you are a bad eater then expect a bad and unhealthy life. Replace these bad foods with leafy greens, fruits, and whole grains. It hard to switch from one thing to another so make sure you make the changes quick but gradual. Changing habits every week and find recipes that make those veggies taste delicious without losing the healthy style and nutrients you need.
Exercise regularly and de-stress
Staying fit works out your heart. The more you workout and the stronger you heart gets the easier it is for your heart to pump blood. You heart is Tug-O-War every day as it pushes and pulls blood in and out of your organs, muscles, etc. Our blood makes up about 10ilbs of our overall weight so your heart works very hard to make sure that your blood gets where it needs to. If you exercise your heart it becomes stronger and pumps blood much easier to the places it needs to go. Its also a natural de-stressor for your body. When you’re too stressed out your body beings to shut down in small ways and can cause a lot of harm especially to your brain.
Do routine blood checkups and body checkups every six months if you notice that you’re body “isn’t what it once was”
Aging is very normal but with again comes well aging cells. Sometimes they just can’t do the work they once could. If you do routine checkups you can catch disease early, improve your lifestyle more efficiently because you can see how you are eating is affecting your body, and you can also learn how to manage any symptoms or problems you are having if lifestyle changes aren’t working (sometimes we need a little extra help).
By following the tips above you will without a doubt life a better quality of life. It’s much easier to take these tips to a better lifestyle if you commit with friends or your immediate family. Keep pushing yourself to become better and you will see the difference it makes in your everyday life. Good luck!