How to Care for Your Five Senses

The five senses of the body were taught to us as young children: hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and touch. These senses come together and help us navigate our world every single day. It is a huge disadvantage to a person if they lose a sense or if one of their senses is diminished. We can prevent this from happening to ourselves if we take proper care of our senses throughout our lives. Here are ways you can take optimal care of your five senses.

Hearing Protection

Hearing is one of the first senses to diminish as we get older. Years of hearing sounds, listening to music or going to concerts all take their toll on our hearing. Old age is also just another part of nature that makes it harder to hear as we grow. You can prolong your good hearing by protecting your ears against loud noises. 

Taking some sound hearing health advice and protecting your ears is what you need to do. Turn down the volume, wear headphones if you are in loud places, and use Bluetooth hearing devices to hear the television so that you don’t have to put the volume so loud. 

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Wear Sunglasses

Sunglasses protect your eyes from the bright lights of the sun. Too much bright light can hurt your eyes. The more you keep an even amount of light coming into your eyes the better they will feel. You can also add Vitamin A to your diet by eating carrots, which help promote good eye health. 

It is also advisable to see your eye doctor once a year. If you are someone who works at a computer all day, get special computer glasses so that you won’t hurt your eyes with the blue light from the computer screen. 

Avoid Spicy Foods

There is no taste bud for spice. When your tongue starts to burn from the spiciness of the food, it is actually the pain receptors of your tongue being activated because they hurt from the spice. Not only can spicy foods dull your taste buds, but eating food that is temperature hot also can hurt your tongue and make you taste things differently. 

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Nourish Your Skin

In order to keep your sense of touch strong, nourish your skin with moisturizers and stay out of the sun. Skin damage can lead to nerve damage in the skin causing numbness. Exercise also keeps your skin and nervous system healthy, so start working out more if you haven’t done so already. 

Another great way to help your skin is to eat healthy and nutritious foods that will make your skin strong. It is the largest organ in your body and should be treated as such. 


To keep your sense of smell sharp, do a bit of aromatherapy every day to keep your olfactory strong by smelling familiar smells for a few minutes. Also, avoid being around or inhaling strong chemicals like bleach and ammonia that can damage the nerves that give you your sense of smell. 

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  1. This is a nice information and I try to do all of this. One thing I don’t worry about is eating hot food, not for me. I have a niece that almost drink hot sauce

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