TIPS AND ADVICE

Healthy, active lifestyle tips

You’ll notice that there are some common threads through all the information we share here – nutrition, exercise and lifestyle. By making healthy choices every day, you can reach your goal and maintain optimal health and mobility.

Choose a rainbow of healthy foods

Nutritious foods of many different colours. Good nutrition is a key component of maintaining a healthy body and mind. It’s important in ensuring proper organ function, especially as you age. From your heart to your kidneys, a well-balanced diet packed with vitamins and nutrients is critical to help keep your organs running smoothly. Proper nutrition even plays a key role in maintaining our immunity. And don’t forget to stay hydrated with plenty of fluids – water is best.

Stay active

To keep your body and muscles healthy and strong. Regular, moderate-intensity exercise has countless benefits! Not just for our body, but also for our mind and mood. If you exercise outside, you get the added benefit of a vitamin D boost to help with keeping your bones healthy1. Check out our tips on how to add simple exercise into your daily routine.

Quit smoking

Smoking is known to have many negative health effects. From the lungs, to the heart and the immune system – inhaling tobacco smoke is known to cause damage to every organ in the body.2 One of the best things you can do for your health is to not smoke. If you currently smoke and want to quit smoking, talk to your doctor about what may help, or call Quitline on 13 78 48.

Get enough sleep

Sleep helps restore our body and mind, and is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, not getting enough sleep can have several negative effects on our health – impacting our mood and concentration, even contributing to problems such as heart disease and diabetes.3 But many of us struggle to get enough quality sleep, whether because of our busy life or because we are experiencing sleep problems. Luckily, there are many simple things we can do to improve our sleep.

Use medications appropriately

Make sure you are taking medication according to the directions of your healthcare professional. Taking any medication incorrectly, or mixing certain medications together, can increase your chances of experiencing side effects. Take the time to learn about helpful ways to manage your medications. If you aren’t sure about a medication, ask your healthcare professional.

For an easy and healthy addition, enjoy Ensure health shakes every day

To help support you get 28 essential vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and selenium. This can be particularly helpful if you are not getting all the nutrition you need from your diet. If you are taking any medication, vitamins, minerals or health supplements, speak to your healthcare professional before starting Ensure.

References

 

  1. Osteoporosis Australia Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee. Available at: https://www.osteoporosis.org.au/vitamin-d. Accessed on 29 March 2019.
  2. Better Health Channel. Smoking – Effects On Your Body. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/smoking-effects-on-your-body. Accessed on 2 October 2018.
  3. Health Direct. Sleep. Available at: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/sleep. Accessed on 2 October 2018.