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How To Keep Yourself Safe And Well.

September 12, 2018 by  
Filed under Health & Wellness, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThySistas.comThere are many things in life that we can’t control, and as frustrating as this can be, there’s no point burning energy thinking about it because nothing can be done. It’s about focusing on the things that we do have control over, and using that to our advantage whenever necessary. One perfect example for this is when it comes to our health.

There is always going to be help out there for us if and when we need it, but we are the only ones that can truly diagnose whether something is wrong with our bodies or not. We know how we usually feel, we know how much we normally eat, and drink, and sleep, and exercise, so if there’s a sudden change in that – you need to make a note of this and explore it further. There is so much help out there that is available, so there’s no reason to be embarrassed or refrain from seeking it when need be.

Here are some other examples of how you can keep yourself safe and well.

Self-checks

Doctors and nurses will always bang on about the importance of checking yourself over to ensure you have no strange lumps that have come out of nowhere. For some people, this will go in one ear and out the other, but it really is vital that you do this. You may be oblivious to a small lump that is growing in your breast, only to end up having a mammogram and confirm that you have breast cancer – a life-changing illness that could have been caught a lot sooner if you had have only checked.

Everything in moderation

It’s very easy for people to talk about how bad alcohol and fatty foods can be, but the truth of the matter is that as long as you’re not going over the top and consuming these things all day every day – then there really is not that much of an issue. You can do what you want (within reason) if you do it in moderation and don’t abuse it. So if you really crave that chocolate bar today or that glass of red wine in the evening – have it. Allowing yourself treats here and there does a lot more good than bad.

Mental health

If you have been struggling recently and feel a change in your mood, be it an increase in anxiety, or lack of energy and motivation to do the things you would normally do, like see your friends on the weekend for a catch-up, then it’s important you talk to someone. There’s a very fine line between a bad day, and a cloud of depression hanging over you, and the only real way of determining what the issue is, is to talk to someone openly and honestly about what’s going on in your life right now. It may be scary, but know that people are out there to help you, the hardest part is just accepting that.

Staff Writer; Sherry Brown


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