A Healthier Life - An Introduction
The latest research is showing us how powerful
changes in diet and lifestyle can be. Simple choices that we make in our
lives every day, e.g. how we respond to stress, what we eat, whether or not we smoke, how much we exercise and
the quality of our relationships—can make such a powerful difference
in our health, our well-being.
Comprehensive lifestyle changes may reverse the progression of coronary heart disease, prostate cancer,
diabetes, hypertension, obesity, hypercholesterolemia and other
People have different needs, goals and preferences. It's not all or
nothing. To the degree you move in a healthful
direction on this spectrum, you're likely to feel better, look better,
lose weight and gain health.
Our healthier life is based on:
- physical activity
active for 30-60 minutes on most days can help you build strength and fitness, relax and reduce stress, gain more energy, and improve your
sleep. These benefits all add up to decreasing your risk of heart
disease and other conditions, such as colon cancer, diabetes,
osteoporosis, and high blood pressure.
- eat right
Every day you
hear nutrition messages from the media and sort through information from advertisers who want you to buy their products. Some
products are healthy, but others may be lacking in nutrients.
Sometimes it's hard to sort it all out. What's important is to
follow the basics: eat a healthy diet by choosing a variety of
fruits and vegetables. Avoid fats, added sugars, and salt. Eat in
- avoid risky
Tobacco kills more than half of its users. Don’t be one of its victims.
You also hear stories of how substance abuse can destroy a person's life—whether it leads to the loss of a job,
marriage, or even an innocent life. You have choices and can learn how to avoid risky situations, break
unhealthy habits, and protect yourself and the lives of those you love.
- see your doctor - get preventive screenings
Do you know
your blood pressure or what your cholesterol numbers are? Do certain diseases and conditions run in your
family? Did you know that your genes and personal habits could be putting your health at risk? Many
life-threatening diseases can be treated
more effectively – or even prevented altogether. But you need a doctor’s help.
Be sure to ask about screening tests recommended by the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes
Association,and American Heart Association, e.g.
- cholesterol check
- blood glucose test (sugar)
- blood pressure
- body mass index (bmi)
- colon screening
- clinical breast exam and mammography
- pap test
- prostate exam
The present website will continually grow and provides you with informations, trends and tips about health