Everyone in your life can benefit from you taking care of your mind and body. Whether you’re young, old or in between, there are plenty of things you can do to lower your risk for many illnesses for both you and your loved ones and everyone in your community.
Here are some tips for you and your whole family to follow:
- Practice healthy habits. The building blocks of good health include getting enough sleep every day, fuelling your body with a balanced diet and exercising regularly. It’s easy to get off track sometimes, but by incorporating small changes into your daily routine, such as drinking more water or going on daily walks, you can improve your health.
- Keep up with medical visits. Whether it’s a follow-up with a dermatologist to check on your child’s eczema, your own cardiologist to regulate your high blood pressure, or the annual visit to the veterinarian, make sure you book – and keep – your family’s medical appointments. This can often stop a small issue from becoming a major concern.
- Help stop the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR happens when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites adapt and make medications that treat them less effective, or not effective at all. This means the drugs can no longer properly treat infections in animals and humans. Responsible use of antimicrobial medications, like using them only when needed and as prescribed by a health professional, is one of the keys to reduce the problem of AMR.
(Source : News Canada)