More Healthy Living Tips For National Public Health WeekApril 6, 2022 2:41 pm
In Part I of this series we looked at some steps you can take in your daily life to live a healthier and more fulfilling life and today we’re going to take a moment to review some things that may not be something you will do every day, but these are still vital to your overall well-being and should be accomplished at regular intervals throughout the year.
There are things big and small you can do to make sure you are taking good care of your health and if you are working on them all at the same time you will likely get overwhelmed. The items we will cover below are not things you need to do immediately, but over the course of a few months they can have a tremendous impact on your health and well-being in the long run.
Tip #1: Make a health plan. What does a health plan include? You should consult a medical provider about this one, but some things that make sense are to maintain a healthy weight, check in on your mental health, stay hydrated, among many other things that you may want to include. You can look at a plan as your road map to a healthy life.
Tip #2: Make appointments for your annual checkups. At every age there are certain checkups that are recommended to keep an eye on your health. For instance when a man is over 40 years of age he should start getting regular physicals annually. You should take your age and consult a medical provider to help guide you to the annual appointments that you will need to live a long and healthy life.
Tip #3: Don’t forget your teeth and your eyes. Often people will get a physical from their primary care provider, but forget about a check up at the dentist and optometrist. Oral and optical health are critical to your overall well-being.
Tip #4: Don’t forget your mental health and well-being. If your physical health is taken care of but you have neglected your mental health you will not be living your healthiest life. A quick check in with a trusted provider may be all you need, but it will keep your mental health in line with the rest of your overall physical health.
Spending time on your health and well-being is one of the best things you can do for living a long and prosperous life. If we spent as much time on our health as we do on our wealth we would be in good shape for years to come. Before making any changes to your physical or mental health plans you should consult a medical professional who can help guide you in the right direction for your individual needs.