Healthy Lives: The Basics

Your personal health is based on your choices. Your lifestyle affects your physical and mental health and well-being. Tons of other factors affect your health, but your health ultimately belongs to you.

You have the power to lead a healthy life.

Take control of your habits today. Lets go over the basics of a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Lifestyle Basics

Be Aware

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

-Benjamin Franklin

Testing and immunization are key factors of prevention. Since kids are the most susceptible to diseases, vaccination may be key for diseases such as influenza and pneumococcal infections. You may be susceptible to certain diseases or infections. Consider the range of immunizations you may need.

Another part of prevention is going through screening tests for diseases or conditions that are silent but treatable. Testing can help you understand what conditions you have. It can also encourage you to continue preventive habits for certain diseases. Screening for some silent conditions is the only way to be sure that you do or do not have them. Undergo urine and blood testing to check for diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol levels in your blood, among others.

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Poor nutrition is one of the main contributing factors of lifestyle diseases. Such lifestyle diseases include heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Changing your health can be as simple as adopting healthy eating habits.

Being aware of your nutrition does not mean that you have to follow a “diet.” There are a number of different eating patterns that contribute to health. Remember that what you eat will affect more than your weight. Be mindful of the snacks, drinks and meals you eat daily.

Medical Professionals

A regular visit to the doctor for personal health checkups is very important due to the increasing occurrence of lifestyle diseases. We have the responsibility of guarding our personal health and well-being if we want to live longer. It is unfortunate that we are losing friends and family every day as a result of the so called lifestyle diseases. Make sure you’re visiting a doctor to be aware of your current health.


Keeping fit is another ingredient of maintaining good personal health. As much as possible we should strive to always incorporate exercising in our daily routine. To take charge of your personal health, look for small ways to add exercise to your day. You could stretch for ten minutes before work, do lunges as you brush your teeth or complete sit ups during commercial breaks.

Personal Health: Your Choice

Good personal health is a choice. Most of the diseases and difficulties our bodies experience are from the health related choices we make in our everyday life. You are responsible for your health. You have the power to improve your health every day. Follow our blog for reminders of the ways you can take charge and updates on how you can do so.



  1. I know that when I take care of myself, with a proper diet, regular exercise, and the right amount of sleep for me, I feel much better and more in tune with myself.

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