Tips - Lifestyle

Find out about your family’s eyes

Talk to your family members about their eye health history. It is important to know if anyone has been diagnosed with a disease or condition, since many are hereditary. This will help to determine if you are at higher risk for developing an eye disease or condition.

Drink more water

Your body is 90% water and becomes dehydrated very quickly. By drinking water, we can prevent many health issues, prevent headaches and protect our bones and joints.

Rest your eyes

If you spend a lot of time at the computer or focusing on any one thing, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes can get fatigued. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This can help reduce eyestrain. 



Boost your immune system and prevent illness

Eating the following has been shown to help boost your immune system and can prevent illness and long term health issues: Vitamin C-rich foods, like citrus fruit and broccoli, Vitamin E-rich foods, like nuts and whole grains, Garlic, Zinc-rich foods, like beans, turkey, crab, oysters, and beef, Bioflavanoids, which are found in fruits and vegetables, Selenium-rich foods, like chicken, whole grains, tuna, eggs, sunflower seeds, and brown rice, Carotenoid-rich foods, like carrots and yams, Omega-3 fatty acids, found in nuts, salmon, tuna, mackerel, flaxseed oil and hempseed oil. 

Get with the whole grain

Changing from white bread to wholemeal or changing your white pasta to wholewheat can reduce your risk of high blood pressure by over 20%, evidence suggests. It can also reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and certain types of cancer.  



Do you want to look younger and keep your skin healthy?

Stay away from perfumed or flavoured suntan lotions, which, smell of coconut oil or orange if you want your skin to stay young. These lotions contain psoralen, which speeds up the ageing process. Rather use a fake-tan lotion. Avoid sun beds, which are as bad as the sun itself.