Your health affects your life in many different ways. When you don’t feel well, it can stop you from living your life to the fullest.
Sickness can also have a negative effect on your happiness as well as your income if you must take time off from work because you are not well. Fortunately, you can take control of your health and get healthier by following these six tips:
Consume Healthy Foods
Help prevent illness with a healthy diet. Remember that half of the grains you eat in a day should be whole grains and protein foods should be lean and low in cholesterol or cholesterol free. Eat a variety of vegetables, fresh fruit, and foods rich in calcium and low in fat. You may need to eat more or less of specific foods depending on health concerns you may have.
Stay physically fit and ward off depression by engaging in about a half hour of exercise almost every day. Make the physical activity something interesting so you stick with it. Dance if you like to dance, swim, walk, ride a bike, or work in your garden. Sticking to a routine can help ensure that you fit in at least some form of exercise each day.
Improve your health by ditching the cigarettes. Smoking increases the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. If you have tried to quit but find it hard, get in touch with a hospital or health center and ask for help from a support group.
Limit Alcohol Intake
Protect your health by not drinking too much alcohol. Excessive alcohol consumption can damage your heart and liver, and it can cause oral cancer. Women should have only one alcoholic beverage a day and men should have a maximum of two.
Protect Your Skin
Prevent skin cancer by shielding your skin from the sun. Block the sun with sunscreen, clothing and a hat. Only expose your skin to the sun before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. when the sun is not as strong. This is especially important for those with fair skin or a family history of skin cancer.
Have Physical Examinations
Keep yourself healthy with physical examinations. Part of this includes routine lab work, as well as additional tests to determine any other health issues. You should find a place that offers lab work, x-rays, CT Scans, ultrasound testing, vaccines, and sports physicals done at a reasonable cost. Lab testing can be expensive, but SmartCare Health and Diagnosticscan make it more affordable.
Only you can control your health, so take advantage of this valuable power. Practice the six tips mentioned above and refer to them often to stay on the road to a healthier you.