Why an Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure

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Preventative maintenance on your health is being pro active in trying to avoid a health crisis. It is far easier to avoid something bad from happening than to have a bad thing happen and then try to fix it after it has happened.

 

preventative-maintenance1Taking care of your health is the most important action you can practice.  Even if you have everything you ever wanted and longed for and are not enjoying good health you’ll be missing out on enjoying and experiencing life to its fullest.

 

 

prevention-is-better-than-curePreventative maintenance on your health is like an annual check up on your car, your home, your furnace or, for that matter anything that you use in the course of daily living.  If you ignore taking care of your car, your home, your air condition unit it will eventually break down and the same is true if you ignore your health.  Your body is like a machine that needs to be properly oiled and fine tuned so to function and perform efficiently.

Practicchange-behaviouring prevention will entice us to change our behaviour resulting in a healthier lifestyle.  Sometimes, change might be difficult to introduce in our daily routine that we’ve grown accustomed to.  However, when we change our habits taking responsibility for our health and incorporate a healthy, balanced diet, together with moderate physical exercise over time you will have positive results beneficial to your overall health.

healthy-food-coloursWhen we eat healthy foods it nourishes the body and provides us energy to get through each day.  Therefore, healthy eating is fundamental to good health.  It is a key element in healthy human development, from the prenatal and early childhood years and throughout your entire life.  Healthy eating is equally important in reducing the risk of many chronic diseases.

Eat well and keep active today, tomorrow and every day!

When you eat well and keep active you are working toward a healthier you. Practising healthy habits may help you reduce your risk of:  obesity; type 2 diabetes; heart disease; certain types of cancer and osteoporosis.  You will experience many benefits such as:

  • better-healthBetter overall health
  • Lower risk of disease
  • A healthy body weight
  • Feeling and looking better
  • More energy
  • Stronger muscles and bones

Working towards better health and maintaining a healthy body weight should include:

  • Eating vegetables, fruit, protein and whatever you enjoy in moderation
  • Keep a lid on salt and sugar intake
  • Drink water when thirsty
  • Keep active every day

preventative-maintenance2Preventative maintenance on your health means keep on doing what works best for you.  The important thing is that you adopt healthy habits to maintain good health.  Doing nothing helps no one!  Doing something is a great first step:

When at Home

  • Spend less time watching TV or playing computer games.
  • shoot-some-hoopsDo your gardening and yard work
  • Encourage your family to help out, make it a fun activity
  • Shoot some hoops in the backyard or basketball court with your kids
  • Get caught up on school activities chat with your kids
  • Go out for nature walks with the family
  • Simply keep on moving

 

 

how-does-exercise-helpThere’s no question that physical activities together with good nutrition are the basis for maintaining good health and that walking is by far one of the cheapest and simplest ways to get started.  Choose whatever you enjoy doing and engage for a few months.  Over time you’ll notice positive changes and be glad you made the effort to become physically active.

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