Too much of anything can be a bad thing. I’m sure you’ve heard that saying before, right?
And this is very much the case when it comes to healthy living. In order to be healthy, we need to practice moderation. That’s because there are lots of things out there that can be harmful if we enjoy them a little too much.
So, are you ready to enjoy the moderate life? Here are things you should never overindulge in!
We all enjoy a little tipple every now and then. For instance, a cool glass of cider goes down particularly well at a hot summer’s barbecue, and there is nothing better than relaxing with a glass of red wine after a long day in the office. However, you need to make sure that your drinking doesn’t become too much of a habit. Otherwise, it could be a habit that you end up relying on. And if this persists, you might need to visit The Recovery Village to battle an addiction. Fighting an addiction can be a very long and hard battle, so it is certainly nothing that anyone wants to ever experience. To make sure you don’t, always enjoy your alcohol in moderation. If you are ever in any doubt, try and stick to the government guidelines on alcohol consumption.
Lots of people love the great summer weather and many spend long days out in the sun. If this sounds like you, you need to make sure that you are always using the right protection against all that sunshine. If you don’t, you are putting yourself at risk of skin cancer and other skin conditions. So, what precautions should you take? First of all, make sure you apply lots of sun block that has plenty of SPF. Wearing a hat and sitting in the shade as much as possible will also help you escape the sun’s damage. Be sure to drink plenty of water too, as this can help prevent you from suffering from heatstroke.
When it comes to the food we eat, there are quite a few things that we shouldn’t eat in high quantities. One of the main ones is sugar. It’s important to limit your sugar intake as too much can quickly lead to illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Not sure if you are eating enough? There are some very common signs that you have been eating too much sugar. The first one you might notice is an increase in weight. Feeling sluggish throughout the day is another common symptom. Lots of people also notice that they have regular mood swings and start to crave sugary food a lot more than normal.
As well as eating too much sugar, there is also the risk of eating too much salt as well. Excess salt can cause your blood pressure to rise, which can then lead to other health conditions developing. Generally speaking, adding salt while you are cooking meals shouldn’t take you over the limit. However, adding salt again at the table could push you into the danger zone. Also, eating regular takeouts and ready meals could also bump up your salt intake as these often have hidden amounts of salt and sugar. The best way to stay away from too much salt, is to cook your own meals and read labels very carefully so that you know exactly what you are eating!
Vitamins are incredibly important for our bodies as they help them function properly. They are so important that there are now many different types of vitamin supplements available in health stores. However, if you do take regular supplements, it is very important that you check the dosage as taking too much of certain vitamins can result in some unwanted side effects. For example, taking too much can result in heartburn, vomiting, and insomnia. In some rare cases, it has also been seen to cause kidney stones. Most of the time, excess traces of a vitamin will be simply washed out of the body. But if you are consuming dangerous levels, the bod will be unable to keep up with washing it out. It is in these scenarios that you start to experience the side effects.
Moderation isn’t about being boring. It just means that you need to keep your fun in check! And anyway, I’m sure that most of us would rather be moderate than suffer from some of the problems and health conditions mentioned above, right?!