Tips to Live a Longer, Healthier Life
posted by Lehi Willow Creek Family Medicine | March 16, 2018
Although some aspects of life are out of our control, there are things we can control like diet, exercise and making healthy choices. Steps you take earlier in life can have a profound effect on not only how long you live but also on how you feel and how active you’re able to be as you age.
Try these tips to maintain your health and happiness throughout life.
General Health and Wellness
Here are several areas you should be aware of to stay healthy:
Tips for Losing Weight
For many people, losing weight—or even just maintaining your current weight—can be difficult. Here are some pointers to help:
Tips for Healthy Eating
A healthy diet can lead to a longer, healthier life. Your risk of conditions like heart disease, cancer, hypertension and cataracts can be reduced by eating a healthy diet. Here are a few pointers on making the right choices with your diet:
Smoking is among the highest risk factors for numerous life-threatening diseases, from heart disease and stroke to osteoporosis, emphysema and many others. It can cause memory issues and limit one’s ability to exercise by decreasing breathing efficiency.
If you do smoke, there’s still time to quit and reverse much of the damage. Risk factors for heart disease drop significantly within a few months of quitting, and by an exponential amount after five years. Speak to your doctor about methods for quitting.
Your family doctor can offer further recommendations when it comes to habits that will help you live a long, healthy life.
My profession allows me to interact with people on a level that few other jobs would. The number one way to provide safe, effective healthcare is to educate patients and make sure I listen to and understand their story and what they want to get out of their healthcare.
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.