There are a few different ways to stay healthy. One is by promoting actively healthy habits. The other is to avoid risky situations that are detrimental to your health. Ideally, you’ll find some balance of those two that makes the most sense with your personality, your economic situation, and any other context that you have in your life.
For the sake of argument, consider what options are available to you that will keep you healthy by putting you out of the realm of participating in physically risky situations. You should always behave safely when you are driving on the road.
You should avoid risky tourist destinations that may be physically dangerous. And you should avoid extreme eating or drinking habits. If you follow those three pieces of advice, you’ll be well on your way to being a healthier and happier person.
Safe Behavior on the Road
What is the difference between safe and unsafe behavior when you’re driving on the road? It’s pretty easy to tell the answer to that. People who drive fast and without regard to defensive driving are much more likely to get into car accidents. People who have road rage that they can’t control are much more likely to exhibit risky behavior when driving.
So, before you turn the key in your ignition, put yourself in a mental state to avoid the risks of aggressive driving or aggressive behavior while driving.
Risky Tourist Destination
There are places in the world that it is specifically risky to visit. You can look at the most dangerous countries in the world, and usually, they create the opportunity for physical damage because they are in some political or economic upheaval.
As much as you might want to visit one of these countries, it is always better to wait until society at large deems them safe to go to. There are terrible stories of tourists getting caught up in armed conflict, and the consequences of physical harm are life-changing.
Extreme Eating and Drinking
Extreme eating and drinking also should be avoided because of the potential for harm to your health. One good example would be excessive drinking. Another will be if you decide on the fly to enter some eating competition.
It’s very easy to get sick trying to eat too many hotdogs or hot wings or pie. It might look fun from the outside, but you’re really putting a lot of stress on your body by pushing that many calories into your stomach in a short amount of time.
Physical risks come in many different forms, but they all create the opportunity for your overall health to go down significantly and consequentially. Even a loose acceptance of those risks will help you make better decisions.