Netflix has recently released a documentary called ‘Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones.’ The documentary offers a captivating perspective of life, encouraging people to live in the moment but also investigates lifestyle changes that can help you live longer. These lifestyle changes can also benefit your hearing health, by allowing your auditory system to work better. Below, we have listed the most relevant take home messages from the documentary:
Make movement a habit.
Would you believe us if we said that exercise can help with your general hearing health? Well, cardiovascular exercise is vital to our hearing health as it improves blood flow and oxygen levels. This means that more oxygen is getting to where it needs to, allowing for body parts, such as our ears, to work better. It helps to maintain
s the health of important auditory systems within the cochlea.
We’re not talking running a marathon, but a bit of exercise here and there to raise your heart rate can help to better your hearing. Whether you’re a keen fitness-enthusiast or you find it hard to get out and about, we recommend starting off light with a slow run, a relaxing swim, gardening, cycling, or even just taking the dog for a walk!
A positive attitude is key!
For some, hearing loss may bring a bunch of different emotions. It can be a hard change to accept and can sometimes be challenging to adjust to the new lifestyle of wearing hearing aids. However, it is important to stay positive! Your hearing is a massive aspect of everyday life, so it’s important that you feel content and comfortable with your hearing. At The Hearing Care Centre, we make it our mission to make the transition as easy as possible.
We have many different hearing aids available, all offering different features suited to every client’s individual needs. Our audiologists will help you identify reasons behind your hearing loss and suggest hearing aids catered to your needs.
Nutrition and diet
Although many may not think it, your diet can have an impact on your hearing! Food contains various vitamins and antioxidants which can affect the functions of our bodies. Therefore, it’s important to have a diet that is high in Vitamins A, C, D and E in order for our auditory systems to work how they should be.
Connect with others!
Hearing loss isn’t always easy to spot, but it’s best to find early in order to treat. Talking with family and friends can be beneficial, as they may notice your hearing loss before you do! You might think that your TV volume is at a ‘normal’ level, but to others it may be extremely loud, which could spark the first queries on your hearing. Being aware of these subtle changes can help you to quickly find the treatment you need.
The ‘live to 100’ documentary is a great watch for anyone wanting to learn a little more about how to embrace their lifestyle and achieve longevity. It encourages us to have a more holistic approach to life, emphasising the importance of both living in the moment and adopting lifestyle changes that can promote longevity. Most importantly, these changes also have a positive impact on hearing health!
If you’re concerned about your hearing or the hearing of a loved one, please get in touch to book a hearing consultation. In as quickly as 15 minutes, you can get your hearing health checked and our friendly audiologists can provide you with any assistance.