Things to do to stay healthy
A person’s overall health is about more than the absence of disease. It’s the state of physical, mental, and social well-being. Ultimately, it’s the key to living a productive and satisfying life. You should make time for whole-body health. Visit your doctors for regular checkups. This includes your primary doctor, as well as your dentist and eye doctor. Preventive care can detect disease or prevent illness before they start. Here are a few things you can practice yourself and get into the habit of if you intend on staying healthy.
- Keeping your weight in check is often easier said than done, but a few simple tips can help. First off, if you’re overweight, focus initially on not gaining any more weight. This by itself can improve your health. Then, when you’re ready, try to take off some extra pounds for an even greater health boost.
- Despite confusing news reports, the basics of healthy eating are quite straightforward. You should focus on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and keep red meat to a minimum. It’s also important to cut back on bad fats (saturated and trans fats) and choose healthy fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats) more often. Taking a multivitamin every day is a great nutrition insurance policy.
- Few things are as good for you as regular physical activity. While it can be hard to find the time, it’s important to fit in at least 30 minutes of activity every day. More is even better, but any amount is better than none.
- You’ve heard it before: If you smoke, quitting is absolutely the best thing you can do for your health. Yes, it’s hard, but it’s also far from impossible. Keep trying! It often takes six or seven tries before you quit for good. You can talk to a health-care provider for help or Join a quit-smoking program
- Moderate drinking is good for the heart, as many people already know, but it can also increase the risk of cancer. If you don’t drink, don’t feel that you need to start. If you already drink moderately (less than one drink a day for women, less than two drinks a day for men), there’s probably no reason to stop. People who drink more, though, should cut back.
- Get enough sleep. Most adults need between 9 and 9 ½ hours of sleep every night. Many average only 7 hours. Sleep has a strong effect on your ability to concentrate and do well at school, college or office.
Lastly, visit a doctor and get your regular checkup done. And, when you ask one, ask him about your health problems and what are the necessary steps and precautions that you need to take.