Maintaining Your Health
Many factors contribute to maintaining your health. Staying healthy does not just mean that you don’t get sick often; it means that you are decreasing your risk of developing conditions like heart disease, stroke, some cancers, etc. Here are a few things you can do to improve and maintain your good health:
Exercise not only keeps your weight under control, but it can also help prevent diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and colon cancer as well as help treat high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and depression. Try to get about 30 to 60 minutes of exercise about 5 times a week. Remember that exercising does not always mean strenuous activity; a 30-minute walk counts too. Any amount of exercise is always better than none at all.
Protect Your Skin
The most common type of cancer in the US, skin cancer, is linked to sun exposure. Protect your health by wearing sunscreen year-round when your skin will be exposed to the sun. Your sunscreen should be at least an SPF 15, and it is recommended to choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays. Avoid the use of tanning beds and limit your time spent in the sun.
Practice Safe Sex
Remember to use protection when engaging in sexual activity in order to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms are the most effective form of prevention. If you need to be tested for STDs, talk to a doctor at Greenville Health Care, a walk-in medical clinic in Greenville, NC.
A healthy diet with balanced nutrition has many benefits. Making healthier choices can help prevent or treat some conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. It can also help you lower your cholesterol and even lose weight.
Limit Alcohol Intake
Too much alcohol can damage your liver and may cause some cancers, such as pancreas, throat, or liver cancer. Men should have no more than two drinks and day and women should have no more than one. One drink is equal to 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of liquor.
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