We all want to stay healthy and enjoy the best physical and mental health possible, but how? Our lives are so busy and with so much information being thrown at us about heart disease, health issues and risk factors, it’s hard to know where to start. It can all be overwhelming. No wonder so many of us have health concerns.
We know that staying physically active can play an important part of a healthy lifestyle and reduce our risk of health problems, but how can we add this to our already hectic and stressful lives? Here are some tips to help you add to your quality of life in a healthy and manageable way.
You’re Steps Away From Better Health
It’s important to find time to be physically active in a way that’s manageable and realistic for you. Setting realistic goals is the key to being able to achieve them. For example, make a commitment to walk more. You can start with 10 minutes and work your way up slowly. Walking is a wonderful way to get active and live a healthy lifestyle. Older adults or young, one study out of the United States shows that walking for at least 15 minutes, 4 times per week is beneficial for maintaining a healthy body weight. When you maintain a healthy body weight, you can reduce health issues such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
Walking also doesn’t cost anything. It doesn’t require a gym membership or any expensive equipment. Grab a pair of supportive shoes and you’re on your way to a healthier lifestyle! If you want to add a couple of light hand or ankle weights to your walk, go for it when you’re ready!
Food Choices Weigh In
What you eat plays an important role in your overall health. If you’ve got general health concerns, take a look at what you’re eating. Ask yourself if you are making choices that prevent disease for example?
Poor food choices can lead to more than being overweight. Did you know that poor food choices can lead to health problems and chronic diseases? High blood pressure, osteoporosis and heart disease to name a few, can all be linked to poor food choices. Making good food choices can lead to disease control and prevention, weight loss and improved energy levels. It can help reduce many health risks. Why not search up a few healthy, easy recipes to try? You may find some new family favorites.
Go For Regular Check Ups
Part of taking care of your body includes regular check ups with your doctor. Even if you’re feeling well, it’s important for your doctor to monitor you, especially as we get older. It is recommended that you see your doctor once per year, and follow your physician’s advice when it comes to procedures such as mammograms and colonoscopies for example. For those age 65 and older, regular medical appointments should be conducted based on your doctor’s recommendations. Don’t wait until you don’t feel well. Regular check ups are key to monitoring and maintaining good health and alleviating many general health concerns.
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