Sunday, 30 March 2014

The most important thing that the family ensures for is their health. one has to live healthy to reduce the risk of illnesses, to improve mood and reduce conditions such as anxiety, depression and stress. good health also enhances self- esteem. A healthy family is a happy and productive family. Read the suggestions below on how to keep healthy.

Suggestions for Keeping You and Your Family Healthy  

Keep Preventive Care Up to Date

Work with your doctor to learn what screening tests and immunizations are right for you and when they are due. Then, complete them on schedule. Review your schedule by following the age appropriate link on the left.

Know Your Body

Stay in tune with your body. Be aware of changes in your body. If you notice a change that is persistent or of concern, please contact your physician or care provider. Don't have a primary care doctor -- search for aPAMF doctor one now.

Eat A Healthy Diet

Learn your Body Mass Index (BMI) to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. Strive to eat more foods that are high in calcium and fiber and low in saturated fat and trans fatty acids. That means plenty of fruits and vegetables! Talk to your doctor before taking calcium and other supplements.

Don’t Get Caught

In The Haze Avoid smoking and inhaling other’s tobacco smoke. If you need support quitting, just ask your doctor!

Get Up And Move

Whether it takes household chores like vacuuming or a regular run, get your heart rate up to aerobic levels (220-your age) x 70%. Make it a goal to enjoy 30 minutes of exercise each day.

Play It Safe

Practice safe sunning, safe biking, safe driving and safe sex. Wear sunblock to protect your skin from harmful rays. Use a bike helmet (regardless of your age). Fasten your seatbelt and use the right-sized car seats for kids. Avoid driving, or driving with others, while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Practice safer sex using condoms and a reliable contraception method. There are so many ways to help yourself and others stay healthy—you can even “safety proof” your home to help prevent falls, poisoning and accidents involving firearms and fire. Don’t stay in abusive relationships. No one deserves to be abused, physically or emotionally.

Make Your Wishes Known

Complete an Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) (link on the left), used to share your medical wishes with your family and caregivers in case a serious medical condition makes it impossible for you to do so. Talk to your doctor about how to record your personal choices using a Advance Directive.

Need help completing an AHCD? Stop by one of our Community Health Resource Centers where our trained staff and volunteers can print out an AHCD form and help answer any questions you might have.

Create Balance

Reduce stress and make the most of each day! Find your balance in life between time competing priorities like work, home and fun. If you need help managing depression or mood changes or if you are abusing alcohol or drugs, seek your doctor’s help. PAMF Mindfulness Classes - to reduce stress.

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