Lynnwood Women’s Health clinic aims to provide you with the information you need to lead a healthy, more fulfilling life. Most of us are too busy with the many different aspects of our lives that we tend to forget to take care of ourselves and our health. That’s why medical conditions that used to be largely hereditary are now considered to be lifestyle diseases as well including obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
These tips hopefully get you started on the right track to health and fitness. It’s the least you can do.
- The first point to consider when keeping a lifestyle that is healthy is diet. Getting balanced meals at the appropriate times of the day is essential to a healthy body. The basic principle to eating is “Eat what one can burn.” If that bag of chips calls for attention, always make it a habit to think of the consequences of devouring the calorie laden packaging. Avoid high fatty food and stick to low fat and fiber rich food. Fruits and vegetables should be taken regularly which aids in digestion plus maintains the level of minerals and vitamins in the body.
- Drink at least eight glasses of water or more in a day. People who rarely consume such an amount of fluids are subject to getting kidney stones in the future. Keeping hydrated also rids the body of toxins plus improves skin vivacity.
- Though it is not a strict tip to be followed, there’s no harm in regularly taking mineral and vitamin supplements. Women should regularly take in calcium and iron supplements given that we have our monthly visitor that would deplete the said levels of these nutrients. Better than taking supplements, get iron from the natural sources such as fish and calcium from milk.
- For those who smoke and drink alcohol, try to stop as early as now. Cut down the amount of sticks in a day until ridding off it completely.
- Try and get at least 15 to 20 minutes exercise in a day. The exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is probably the cheapest exercise.
- Stress may be unavoidable but it can be greatly minimized. When stressful situations hit, leave the room. Stress can greatly affect mental and emotional stability. Don’t get involved in the problem instead get out for at least 10 minutes and breathe.
- Sun bathing or getting a tan may sound like a great idea but it isn’t. Tanning actually leads to a greater risk of skin cancer. It is best to utilize creams that protect against Ultraviolet light which is known to be the precursor to skin cancer.
- Take regular visits to the gynecologist or to women’s health centers. It’s best to get checked once in a while to detect or treat any underlying infection.
- Sex is a great stress buster but women should always make it a habit to practice safe sex. Don’t depend on the partner to always bring condoms along. Pack one and make sure doing the deed is always done with one. It is always best to be safe than sorry.
- Dental hygiene tends to be overlooked which is of course the last on the list. Make regular trips to the dentist. Getting that perfect smile doesn’t have to be expensive. Floss, brush and use mouthwash to get that perfect white set of teeth.
You can also take the time to visit and have your annual checkup at a local Lynnwood Women’s Health clinic as a means to evaluate the state of your health.