Preventative Health Care Guide

Preventative Healthcare Guide 

In this Wellness Wednesday blog post, we will discuss preventative healthcare, the best ways to stay healthy, and how to prevent chronic illnesses. It is important to take care of yourself and your health, and this blog post will show you how! 

Preventative Health Care

The Current American Healthcare Model 

When you get sick, you go to the doctor for medical help. The doctor will prescribe you some medication which will most likely help you get rid of the sickness. This is how the current American healthcare model works. Unfortunately, this isn't the best way to have a long and healthy life because it doesn't address anything that comes before you have to go to the doctor. A better model would also practice prevention, which many healthcare systems are starting to move towards. In the meantime, you can practice preventative healthcare yourself! 

What is Preventative Healthcare? 

"What is Preventative Healthcare?" you might ask. Well, preventative healthcare is basically just measures taken to prevent disease or sickness from happening. It's about being proactive, and not just reactive, about your health! 

Preventative Health Care

Why is Preventative Healthcare important? 

By preventing disease and sickness from happening instead of just treating it when it does happen, preventative health care can lead to a longer and healthier life. It can also save a lot of time and money by avoiding doctor visits altogether. Preventative health care isn't supposed to replace medical professionals, but it is supposed to make our visits to the doctor less frequent. 

4 Ways To Practice Preventative Healthcare 

  1. Eat a Healthy Diet: Eating a balanced, nutritious diet on a daily basis is a great way to ensure less doctor visits. Many common chronic illnesses in America such as heart disease, type II diabetes, and some cancers are related to poor diet.  
  2. Exercise Daily: Exercising daily can help you maintain a healthy body and lead to a lower risk of developing a chronic illness. 
  3. Get Enough Rest: Getting enough rest on a nightly basis is very important for keeping your immune system strong and your body functioning properly. 
  4. Manage Your Stress: Managing your stress can have a very positive impact on your overall health and wellbeing. Research shows that being under heavy stress shortens the life expectancy of a 30-year old man by 2.8 years.

Healthy Diet

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