What kind of grade would you give yourself when it comes to your health?
If you say a failing grade, any hopes of turning things around sooner than later? Of most importance, are you only a step or two away from a possible medical emergency?
For the many people who deal with medical emergencies on a regular basis, they can be quite scary to say the least.
Many individuals dodge a bullet or two when it comes to medical emergencies. For others, they’re not as fortunate.
So, would working on your lifestyle improve your health and lower odds of emergencies?
Assess Where Your Health is These Days
In assessing where your health is these days, look at the following keys to an improved lifestyle:
1. Diet and Exercise – Two of the top components to a better lifestyle are diet and exercise. So, what kind of foods do you eat on a regular basis? If eating too much junk food and not enough fruit and vegetables, you could be set up for trouble. While a little junk food on occasion is not the end of the world, do not let it become a routine. That said work on your diet if it has not been a top priority up to now. Fruits and veggies, cutting down on fatty foods, and steering clear of heavy late night meals are key. When it comes to your exercise needs, you want to have a regular routine in place. While you do not have to be a marathon runner or hit the gym seven days a week, do come up with a regular regimen. Even if it only means walking 30 minutes a day, it is much better than nothing at all. See if you can get a loved one or friend to exercise with you. Doing so can provide you with more incentive to go and work out.
2. Regular physical – Whether no health insurance or a fear of doctors, many folks avoid an exam. Skipping a regular physical exam can be detrimental on many different fronts. Do your best to get in and see your doctor at least once a year for a physical. They may well catch something early on that can get treatment before it gets to a dangerous stage in your life.
3. Dealing with emergencies – As much as you want to avoid emergencies, you do not have full control of such. With that in mind, it is important to know what to do and where to go in such an emergency. Yes, there could be times where medical personnel will take you to the nearest hospital. This can especially be the case if your issue is life-threatening. Getting nurses and doctors to one’s side as fast as possible could be the difference between life and death. That said to find a local emergency room ahead of time you would prefer to go to, do some research. In doing so, you can have your wishes known. If they can honor this, more times than not they will. Your best bet may well be going to an emergency center and not the hospital. This is because the latter often end up having notable delays.
In trying to come up with a healthier lifestyle for you, are you doing the right things?