Tips for Preventing Illness and Disease
Are you looking for some helpful health tips? We will discuss some simple healthcare tips that can make a big difference in your quality of life. These are not difficult to do and they can have an instant effect on how you feel, which will improve your overall health.
Incorporate healthy food into every meal. The term “healthy” is relative, but know what foods are high in good fats and low in sugars. Avoid processed foods as much as possible which means less preservatives and artificial flavors.
Increase your water intake to at least half of your body weight daily (in ounces). More if you exercise frequently. Drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after any activity when the heat index or humidity is above 75° Fahrenheit or 20%+. This helps sweat evaporate more quickly from the skin surface reducing symptoms such as chills, muscle cramps, dizziness due to inadequate hydration.
The goal is eight glasses a day for adults; it should be determined by your body weight, gender, and your occupational and leisure time physical activities.
Bring your own healthy lunch to work so you know what you’re eating, it will save money (plus all those extra calories can add up), and avoid the temptations of the office break room or vending machine for junk food. Consider joining a CSA where fresh produce is delivered weekly with no cost other than membership dues. Eat more lean protein which contains high quality nutrients such as vitamin B12, omega-three fatty acids, iron, selenium, zinc—all essential vitamins that are important in brain development and muscle growth
Exercise at least 30 minutes per day during periods when heat index or humidity isn’t too hot: this includes morning walks outside or on machines inside gyms.
Last but not least, make sure you get outside every day and enjoy the beautiful weather!
For more tips, contact your healthcare agent!