Are you always on a high alert and racing against testing deadlines? Do you down innumerable cups of coffee every hour to feel charged up?
Well, creative people like you certainly run a lot of health risks. Irregular shifts, mental stress, too many coffees and tea. All these are part of creations professional’s life.
But remember, these habits even for as short a span as six months can cause:
- Hyperacidity, gaseous distension of tummy.
- Smoking-related lung diseases like chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD).
- Irregular dietary habits leading to loss of appetite and loss of weight or overweight in case of junk food.
- Kidney stones and related problems due to inadequate intake of water.
- A backache; here are some practical suggestions that are as easy to follow as they sound. Just incorporating these changes into your daily life to improve your health.
- Coffee, no more than two cups. If you feel the urge to have something refreshing, try a fruit juice or flavoured milk instead.
- Increase water intake to more than three litres per day. Drink water subconsciously. Have a bottle of water on your desk. If you are an artist, you can have a gulp when you get an idea or each time you dip the brush in the colours. If you are in the publishing business, condition yourself to drink water every time you finish editing a copy. Carry water from home if you work at remote places.
- Cut down on Smoking. Avoid keeping cigarettes and matches in your car. So even if you have the urge to smoke, you feel lazy to fetch them. Ask for a smoke-free zone at the workplace. Again, you will feel lazy to go out and smoke.
- Maintain regular diet timings, however small the meal may be. Never miss out on your lunch because you have a deadline. Your productivity plummets when you’re hungry.
- For mental relaxation, try yoga or meditation. Again, if you are lazy, sit in the chair, put on some soothing music and just relax.
- Take up physical exercise at least thrice a week.
- Take Multi-Vitamins which are essential for growth, vitality and general well-being. They also help in preventing premature ageing.
- Don’t ignore hyperacidity. There are several wonderful drugs to nip it in bud.
- Use tranquillizers judiciously, before special occasions to prevent insomnia or anxiety.
- If you work under the hot sun or near high voltage lights, take care of your skin. Apply vaseline if your skin feels dehydrated or cucumber slices on the affected areas. Vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant) restores the vitality of the skin and mucous membranes. Take Vitamin capsules every day.