Develop a relationship with your primary healthcare provider. A doctor who knows your medical
history can help you to stay healthy and prevent illness as you move through
Maintain a healthy weight.
Move. Not your house. Your body. Aim for 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity
per week. Add in strength training twice a week, and move throughout the
day by stretching and taking walking breaks, epecially if you work in
an office or at a desk. If you need to lose weight, you can burn up to
30% more calories when standing rather than sitting. The accumulation
of movement throughout day uses more energy than one continuous period
of dedicated physical activity.
Eat a healthy diet of primarily plant-based foods and lean proteins.
Use technology safely and to improve your health. Take breaks from technology, prevent strain
and repetitive stress injury. Use wearable devices and apps to track and
encourage physical activity and monitor diet. (Our favorites here in Marketing
and Communications are the Fitbit and Noom Coach.)
Seek early treatment for autoimmune diseases. Treating them early helps prevent irreversible, long-term damage and slows
disease progression. Autoimmune diseases are difficult to diagnose. If
you are experiencing vague symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, or persistent
low-grade fever, see an autoimmune specialist.
Get help for mental health disorders. They are highly treatable. Your primary care provider can recommend a mental
health specialist if he or she is not able to fully treat your condition.
Don't use tobacco products. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death.
The bottom line?
Take charge of your health!