Good health habits can help prevent disease and improve their quality of life. The following steps will help you feel and live better.
- Do regular exercise and weight control
- Not drinking too much alcohol and avoid it altogether if you have a history of alcoholism
- Using doctor prescribed medications as directed
- Eating a healthy, balanced diet
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- Control high blood pressure
- Follow good security practices
Exercise is a key factor in been healthy. Exercise the bones, heart and aslo lungs, tones muscles, improves vitality, helps you sleep better and relieves depression.
Talk to your doctor before starting an exercise program if you have health problems like obesity, hypertension or diabetes. This helps ensure that exercise is safe and you’ll get the best of it.
It is estimated that cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. One in five deaths each year is the direct or indirect result of smoking.
Indirect exposure to smoking can cause lung cancer in nonsmokers. Indirect exposure to snuff is also linked with heart disease.
It’s never too late to quit. Talk to your doctor or nurse about drugs and programs that can help you stop smoking.
Alcohol consumption changes many brain functions. Primarily affects the emotions, thought and judgment. With continued drinking, motor control is affected, causing slurred speech, slower reactions and loss of balance. Have a higher amount of body fat and drinking on an empty stomach speed the effects of alcohol.
Alcoholism can lead to diseases as they arise:
Liver and pancreas
Cancer and other diseases of the digestive tract
Do not drink alcohol during pregnancy. Alcohol can cause serious damage to the fetus and that this lead fetal alcohol syndrome.
Parents should talk to their children about the dangerous effects of alcohol. Call your doctor if you or someone close has a problem with alcohol. Many people whose lives have been affected by alcohol benefit from joining a support group for alcoholism.