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Preventative Care Awareness

Preventative Care Awareness

Many Americans suffer from a variety of different chronic conditions. Many of these conditions can be prevented if the right steps are taken to maintain your health. We here at HealthCARE Express want to give you some tips on how to try to prevent these conditions from developing so you can keep your body in tip-top shape!

Heart Disease:  Your heart is a muscle, and just like every other muscle it needs to be worked out. Heart disease is the leading cause of death of Americans, but here are a few tips that you can use to keep your heart in good shape:

  • Exercising for a minimum of 30 minutes each day
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco
  • Manage a healthy diet

Type II Diabetes:  Type II diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. This results in the body becoming insulin resistant, which means that your body isn’t producing insulin anymore. To help your pancreas keep pumping out a healthy insulin supply you should follow these steps:  

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Stay active
  • Eat foods low in sugar and high in nutrients and proteins

Arthritis:  There are several different types of arthritis, but they all end up with you suffering from aching joints. Being in pain whenever you move isn’t something to look forward to, but you can take these steps to try to prevent it:

  • Eat lots of fish
  • Control your weight
  • Exercise
  • Avoid joint injuries
  • See your doctor regularly

Cancer:  Cancer is scarily common today. Everyone knows someone who has suffered from it, and they can tell you how devastating it can be. The best way to try to keep cancer out of your life is to lead a healthy lifestyle which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Do not smoke or use tobacco
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight and be physically active
  • Protect yourself from the sun
  • Get regular medical care

Obesity:  One-third of American adults are considered obese. That is a shockingly large number. If you want to keep yourself from becoming part of this portion of society you can:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Follow a healthy eating plan
  • Know and avoid the foods that may cause you to overeat 
  • Monitor your weight regularly
  • Be consistent 

Many of these chronic conditions can run in families. If you have a family member that suffers from one of these conditions then you should definitely get checked out as you may be at risk of developing them.

Have your wellness visit done at HealthCARE Express today. No appointment is necessary! Don’t wait. Don’t worry. Just know.