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Health Tips for The Average Joe

Common Sense Guide to Protecting Your Senses

When we are young, we do not usually think about protecting our five senses. Protection our senses is fairly a lot of common sense and goes along way in helping to increase the quality of our lives. Some of the common sense guide in helping you protect your senses are briefly highlighted below.

It is important to eat a proper diet rich in vitamin C and E as well as omega 3 fatty acids if you are going to keep your vision for longer. Keeping tabs with our health as well as our lifestyle is important since some diseases like blood pressure can affect vision and things like smoking can give one cataract. It is important that you take breaks from the screen if you work in front of a computer and use the proper lighting as well as wear sunglasses in the sun but most importantly do not forget to visit your eye doctor regularly.

More and more people under the age of 35 are losing their hearing because of listening to loud music and being exposed to loud noises and hearing problems are therefore not limited to older people. The general rule when it comes to hearing music is that it should not be more that 60% of the volume. Ensure that you see a doctor immediately you start experiencing pain in your ears and also purchase some noise cancelling phones since they help to drown out the noise.

Make sure that you floss and brush your teeth twice a day so that you ensure you sense of taste is not affected. Trying different flavors can also work great for you if you are looking to enhance your sense of taste. Most importantly, smoking, salting your food and taking alcohol should be done in moderation since they can affect your sense of taste.

To improve your sense of smell, you can smell different scents to keep your senses active as well as eat foods rich in zinc like lamb, yoghurt and seafood. Should you have allergies, it is important to taking proper medication and avoid the allergens. Check your lifestyle habits as well since some negative lifestyle habits can dull your sense of smell.

With the sense of touch, it may become easy to damage your touch receptors with UV rays, handling hot items without protection as well as being careless with sharp objects such as knives. To take care of your touch receptors, it is important that you protect your skin during both hot and cold weather conditions. Proper skin routine including wearing SPF is crucial as well as eating a balanced diet to ensure that your skin and the receptors are taken care of.