A healthy lifestyle is one which helps to keep and improve people’s health and well-being. Changing the time of day you take your medication may help you sleep. Discuss your medication, its side effects, dosage, and time of day taken with your doctor. Do not smoke. Smoking can cause preventable diseases such as lung cancer and other cancers. Stay away from secondhand smoke, since this can also be hazardous to your health.
Smoking and asthma is a dangerous combination. People with asthma and those around them shouldn’t smoke. The first results of the EHEMU project consisted of four technical reports analysing the statistical estimates based on the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) survey, made to fulfil the requirements for Healthy Life Years to be an EU Structural Indicator.
Since 2000 to 2002, life expectancy has increased by more years than healthy life expectancy and therefore the number of years lived in poor health has also increased slightly; in 2013 to 2015 it was 16.1 years for males and 19.0 years for females. However, the proportion of life spent in poor health has remained stable and these data do not take into account trends in the types and severity of diseases over time.
Don’t let your asthma stop you being physically active. Consider getting involved in structured exercise training, as people with asthma who participate in this sort of training feel better. If being physically active causes asthma symptoms, tell your doctor so you can get effective treatment. Advice, information and assessments offered by the Healthy Lifestyle Hub are free, some services and programmes that clients are signposted or referred on to for further support may have a charge.
People who prepare food should avoid using grease or frying foods in grease. Physical inactivity and lack of exercise contribute to weight gain. The EHEMU database provides European life and health expectancy data including a calculation guide, reports and analyses. Download Losing weight: Getting started , a 12-week weight loss guide that combines advice on healthier eating and physical activity.