Health Tips

Be Proactive In Your Own Care

There’s an old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is absolutely true. By taking certain precautions, you can help improve your own health and avoid any problems down the road.

1. Avoid Prolonged Sitting

Studies have shown a correlation between prolonged periods of sitting and a number of health risks, including heart disease and diabetes, among others. Take the time to stand up and increase the flow of blood in your body when watching TV, reading, or doing other things that require long periods of sitting.

2. Avoid Prolonged Use of Laptop

Using a laptop or cellphone for a long period of time can cause neck pain. As with sitting, it is important to take a break from using these devices to alleviate some of the strain on your neck.

3. Move More & Eat Less

There are all sorts of fad diets on the market, but at the end of the day, this is the most successful one there is, and it doesn’t require a membership, DVDs, or insurance. Eat less and get moving, and you will notice a significant difference in your energy level and overall health.

4. Drink Water Only When Thirsty

Our bodies are pretty complex machines and do a great job of telling us when we require hydration. If you drink water only when you are thirsty, you will successfully keep yourself hydrated without flushing other important nutrients away from your body.

5. Do NOT Avoid Salt

This falls into the “all things in moderation” category. While too much salt can be harmful, it is the job of the kidneys to regulate the balance of sodium in your body. As long as you are not overdoing it, it is perfectly fine to have salt.