You went to the doctor for a checkup or because you were feeling sick. Maybe you got a clean bill of health, or maybe your doctor prescribed you some medication to help you feel better. That’s enough, right?
Wrong. Wellness care is very important to your quality of life. What is wellness care? Simply put, it is a plan for your everyday health that you can execute on your own in between doctor visits. If practiced regularly, you will prevent further illness, gain more energy and be overall more happy and healthy.
The following are three best practices to achieve wellness care:
- Physical activity – it’s suggested that you exercise for 30 minutes, 3-5 times per week. This can be cardio activity such as walking, running, swimming, hiking or using a cardio machine at the gym. Weight training is also a good way to strengthen not only your muscles but your bones as well. Being physically active regularly can reduce your risk of heart attack, heart disease or stroke, allow you to sleep better and give you more energy.
- Nutrition – providing your body with nourishment with a well-balanced diet is key. Supplements and vitamin tablets are great, but getting your nutrients directly from food is the best way. Talk to your doctor about the optimum nutrition plan for you personally. Lean meats, lots of leafy greens and other vegetables and low sugar is an excellent starting point.
- Sleep – getting enough good quality sleep has multiple benefits for your overall wellness. When you sleep, your body heals itself – its bones, muscles and neurons. This allows you to be refreshed, in a good mood and to become sick less often.
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