Put the spring back in your step with Dr Hilary Jones' five ways to stay healthy
By Hidden Hearing Advertorialwith expert comment from Dr Hilary Jones
Published Date: 09/02/2017
“Spring has finally
sprung! For many, this creates the perfect opportunity to ‘spring clean’ our
health,” explains Hidden Hearing’s Medical Advisor, Dr Hilary Jones.
“Here are my healthy
top tips for the new season ahead!”
Set yourself a challenge
Challenging yourself can reveal qualities you didn’t
know you had, and spring is a great time to get outdoors and set
yourself a new goal that you can work towards. It might be a 10K run, a parachute
jump or the London to Paris bike ride, and why not get some friends on board
too for added fun and motivation! Convincing
yourself that you will conquer the challenge will make you believe it, whilst
boosting your self-esteem and self-confidence in the process!
Banish unnecessary stress
much on our plate can leave us feeling drained and anxious so it’s important to
create a balance. Take 10 minutes to reflect on the things you find stressful
in life and think about ways to limit them or get rid of them altogether!
Unclutter your mind before bed every night and give yourself time to think
about the things in your daily routine that are really important to you.
Spring clean your senses
Staying connected with the
world around us is key to our happiness, relationships and emotional wellbeing.
Whilst many of us visit our optician and dentist regularly, we wrongly neglect
our hearing health – with research showing people can wait up to 10 years
before taking action on a hearing problem! Don’t
waste time wondering whether your hearing is what it should be — get the facts
by getting a free hearing test. This spring hearing specialists Hidden Hearing a
copy of Dr Hilary Jones ’50 Tips to a Healthier YOU’ with every free hearing
test taken before the 31st March. To book visit Hears To Your Health!
Get health wise
Do you know your
cholesterol level and your ratio of good fats to bad fats in your blood? What’s
your blood pressure reading? What is your height-weight ratio and what is your
body fat percentage? Staying on top of your health and taking positive steps to
look after yourself today will help to protect your health in the years to come
whilst giving you a baseline to compare with in the future.
Most of us
know what we should be eating in order to stay healthy but portion size is something
that many us don’t give much thought to. According to the British
Heart Foundation, our portion sizes have increased by more than 50% in the last
20 years[i], so try using your hand to measure your portion sizes: A portion
the size of the palm of your hand should be your protein, two fist-size
portions for your vegetables/salad, one fist or less is your carbohydrates
(potato, rice, pasta etc.). Chewing your food properly and putting your
fork down between mouthfuls will also allow your brain time to register that
your stomach is full.
Hidden Hearing is a high-street hearing specialist with 50 years’ experience
in hearing healthcare. Hidden Hearing is dedicated to providing the highest
standard of care across their national network of 263 UK centres, providing
free hearing tests, advice and information on the latest hearing technology.
More than 300,000 people in
the UK are helped each year by Hidden Hearing. To find your nearest hearing
centre or to book a free hearing screen call 0800 037 2060 or visit Hears To Your Health!