Since my dear dad was diagnosed with cancer more than 2 years ago, I have started looking at certain things in a very different way. I stopped being optimistic for the period when dad was fighting this horrible disease as I knew he was dying and there was nothing that could save him. I felt hopeless, and hated the whole world. Why him, why so early? He was only 65… Then it happened, last September he lost the battle. It was not until just 2 months ago, I suddenly realised I started enjoying my life again, and was slowly becoming more positive and optimistic again.
I believe this was thanks to moving into our dream house, and kind of starting again. Yesterday I had some bad news about someone I knew from back home in the Czech Republic. A terrible motorbike accident, and a very young person died. Some people take months or even years to die, some lose their battle within seconds. I was sad. It was not anyne very close to me, but still. I just cannot believe why people take unnecessary risks.
I think we can and should be looking after our and our family heath much more, and the following are some of my tips. Let me know what you think of them, and don’t forget to share yours.
I think that getting checked on a regular basis many times saves people’s lives and can prevent some very serious illnesses.
If you are still one of the peple who enjoy having a smoke, it’s time to stop. It’s a horrible habbit, and why would you want to do something that can kill you?
Drink less alcohol
In an ideal world, I would suggest to quit drinking alcohol, but as a wine lover, I think that if you stick to the recommended daily amount, that would be also good.
If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know I am and have always been very sporty and love running, swimming and cycling. Currently I am doing my research on where to run my next marathon. Any suggestions?
Protect from sun
When I was in my twenties, we lived in Sydney, and I spent so much time on the beach, you would just not believe it. I was there every day for 6-8 hours. I did use sunscreen, but as I was not mature enough, I went for the lower protection, and only after speaking to a few Aussie mates, I started using the highest factor. I also started wearing sun hats, they are not just for kids. If you would like to read some more about protecting your skin, there is this very interesting article with health tips from Dr Duncan that is worth reading.
Drink plenty of water
I always have a bottle of water with me wherever I go. Being hydrated is essential, and I believe water is the best drink, so we don’t have any soft drinks at home. When my girls want a treat, they can have some when we eat out.