- The WHO estimates that five million deaths could be prevented if the world’s population was more active.
- As a doctor, one of your priorities should be to take care of your health and set an example not only for your integrity but also for your patients.
- From taking frequent physical exercises to getting more hours of sleep, these are simple remedies that you should implement in your daily life.
A new year begins and it is natural to think about what you want to happen during the next 12 months. Sometimes what is most desired is to obtain tangible things and although this is not bad, there should be other kinds of aspirations. One of the topmost priorities should always be to take care of your health and this is not only for the sake of you being treated but also so that you can set an example for your patients.
According to the World Economic Forum, more than 150,000 people die every day from various diseases. The main ones are the cardiovascular type, or conditions of the heart and blood vessels, as well as respiratory complications.
“The beginning of the year is a good time to plan and live a healthy life. All this with the aim of achieving a higher level of well-being. To achieve this, it is necessary to review your lifestyle, because health is the most is the most important thing and the extension of our longevity depends on it”, says Dr. Roberto Santos, Medical Director of Kabbalah.
Keeping this in mind the following are five actions The basics of taking care of your health. Not only should you follow them at the beginning of each year, but you should apply them at any point in your life.
1. Frequent visits to the doctor and periodic tests
It sounds obvious but it is actually the first mistake doctors make. Sometimes they pay so much attention to the health of the patients that they neglect themselves. One thing that you should keep in mind is that the advice you give to others is the same advice you should follow.
Not only should you go to a coworker when you have some physical discomfort, but you can do it any day of the year. Regular visits help prevent diseases before they appear, detect them in time or reduce damage when they are in an advanced stage.
2. Practice some physical activity
Exercise is essential for preventing disease and providing wellness. The World Health Organization (WHO) establishes that five million deaths a year could be avoided if the world population were more active.
The best recommendation is to practice some activity for 2 or 3 hours a week with the aim of preventing some physical ailments as well as reducing the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
“Physical reactivation offers greater life expectancy, especially in a context where we are moving towards a new normal after being confined with reduced mobility due to the pandemic.”
3. Eat Healthy
Balanced diet is the first step to prevent diseases like obesity, diabetes, anemia, high blood pressure, heart disease etc.
Each person has very specific nutritional needs, which is why it’s important to seek expert advice on how to eat healthy foods with a more diverse intake of nutrients.
4. Sleep more hours
The hours of sleep are according to the age of the people. For adults, the ideal is between 6 and 8 hours. The main benefits of sleep include improving the immune system, cognitive processes, creativity, increased energy, among other benefits.
5. Reduce excess
Consumption of alcohol or tobacco can affect a person’s quality of life. In addition to great willpower, in order to prevent overdose, it is important to seek help from a specialist in order to increase the chances of success.
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