While I’m get my grain-free chocolate chip cookie recipe post ready (you’re going to love it!!! :D), here’s a guest post from John O’Connor talking about how some healthful living practices help protect your hearing.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject! 🙂
Healthy Living for Better Hearing
People who live healthier lifestyles are often less prone to hearing loss than those who do not take care of their health. Having problems with your hearing may not seem like such a horrible thing, but it can definitely affect the way that you live on a day-to-day basis. Your doctor will probably tell you to wear a hearing aid or hearing aids to improve the quality of your hearing. You will also find that you simply cannot enjoy conversations with your loved ones any longer because you are not able to make out what they are trying to say to you.
Preventing hearing loss is key to aging gracefully. You will find that it is easier to prevent this problem than having to take care of it entirely. For example, one way to prevent hearing loss is improving your diet and your exercise routine. This is due to the fact that people with high blood pressure and diabetes are more apt to have hearing loss than people who do not have these conditions. It is important that you incorporate a healthy lifestyle into your schedule so that it becomes a priority. You will notice that eating better and exercising more has more benefits than just improving your hearing.
You and your family doctor will be able to come up with a healthy routine for you that you can stick to. This will definitely help you on the road to a healthier and more fulfilling life. There is simply nothing more enjoyable than knowing that you are doing all that you can to prevent hearing loss from happening to you. Apart from making healthy lifestyle changes, there are more subtle and easy things you can do each and every day to help prevent hearing loss and the problems that go along with it.
You will want to begin using earplugs whenever you are around something that is loud. If you work with heavy machinery or are around trucks and cars a lot, you should wear earplugs. These are small foam inserts that go right into the canal of the ear to reduce noise. Another thing you may want to consider doing would be to turn down the volume on music if you tend to listen to it a little too loudly. By reducing the volume on your music, you will be able to prevent hearing loss and even improve the quality of your hearing overall.
As you can see, there are many different things that you can do to prevent hearing problems now or later on in life. It is always easier to prevent a problem than to treat it and you should keep this in mind the next time you find yourself listening to incredibly loud music or working with a loud machine without using earplugs. You will be happy with yourself in knowing that you are preventing this type of problem so that you will not have to treat it later on in life when it happens to get worse.