Changes for a Healthier Lifestyle


Poor nutrition, a sedentary lifestyle, and being overweight are associated with a host of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes
mellitus, and certain cancers. Making lifestyle changes now can help prevent these diseases and could help reduce the risk of premature death.


The key, of course, is committing to lifestyle modifications for the long term.
• Don’t smoke
• Even modest amounts of weight loss can help decrease the risk of most diseases associated with obesity
• Aim for a diet that is low in fat and sodium and high in fiber
• Regular exercise not only reduces stress and helps promote weight loss but can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, improve musculoskeletal functioning, and help prevent diabetes and bone loss associated with aging
• Limit your alcohol intake

Remember, always consult your doctor for individualized advice on your health decisions.


Suggested periodic preventative health examinations

 


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