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Do This - Not That: A Healthy Lifestyle

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Woman eating healthyI would like to have a healthier lifestyle. What are some tips I can follow so I can be healthier?


Every time you turn around, you hear something about a healthy lifestyle. It’s not just your doctor either. It’s on TV, magazine covers, internet pages, and the radio.

You see it on advertisements for new health products, medications, and gym memberships. Even food products are in on the game. Maybe it's time to take the hint.

There’s no time like the present to start making better choices for better health. Having a healthy lifestyle can let you live a longer and fuller life without many of the aches and pains that can go along with poor lifestyle choices.

So how can you get started? Glad you asked!

DO THIS:

  • Eat healthy
  • Cook from scratch
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Work to lose any extra pounds
  • Add more fruits and veggies to your diet
  • Choose healthy snacks
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Exercise regularly
  • Include a variety of exercises in your routine
  • Practice good hygiene – from head to toe
  • Manage chronic health conditions
  • Have an annual well woman exam
  • Manage stress
  • Create a budget – managing your finances helps with stress
  • Limit caffeine
  • Practice safe sex
  • Know your family health history
  • Be heart smart
  • Nurture your inner self
  • Enjoy a hobby
  • Learn something new
  • Keep a gratitude diary
  • Spend time with family and friends
  • Volunteer
  • Spend time outdoors
  • Laugh

NOT THAT:

  • Don’t be a couch potato – get up and move
  • Don’t smoke or use tobacco
  • Don’t ignore health symptoms
  • Don’t skip breakfast
  • Don’t overeat
  • Don’t fall for fad diets
  • Don’t abuse drugs, alcohol, or medications
  • Don’t partake of risky behaviors: speeding, taking unnecessary chances, not using safety gear
  • Don’t skip the sunscreen
  • Don’t skimp on sleep
  • Don’t ignore insomnia
  • Don’t ignore signs of depression
  • Don’t dwell on negatives
  • Don’t spend excessive time in front of the TV
  • Don’t get in a rut
  • Don’t slump – work on your posture
  • Don’t forget your spiritual side
  • Don’t forget your cranium – do puzzles, read books, or play mentally stimulating games

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

10-22-2016 - 03:58 PM


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