Easter is traditionally the time for eating too much, especially chocolate, but also being able to catch up on sleep, rest and enjoying what life has to offer in our wonderful Australian climate. What is the impact of Physical Activity, Exercise, Diet, Sleep and Rest on hearing loss or more importantly maintaining normal hearing?
What sort of physical activity makes a difference?
It’s not just any exercise. Its exercise that results in improvement in cardiovascular health and caloric energy expenditure.
We have learnt from the neuroplasticity science that our hearing systems are plastic i.e. they can be changed, just like the cardiovascular system. Both how hearing and cardiovascular systems change for the better as a result of a positive lifestyle intervention, regardless of age. The message is big.
“Exercise is the Medicine for your Hearing”
The other interventions that are important to preserving your hearing as you age are to maintain good body weight, make sure you get enough sleep, learn to meditate and practice mindfulness. Mindfulness helps to reduce your stress and is particularly effective if you have tinnitus.
Happy Easter to you all (Have some chocolate – in moderation of course!)
All information is provided in the interests of Hearing Health education and is of a general nature. In all cases you should consult your doctor or other allied health professional for advice regarding your individual circumstances.