Maintaining excellent health isn’t something that happens by chance. It necessitates hard effort, a healthy lifestyle, and the occasional checkup and test.
Fiber, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, “good” or unsaturated fats, and omega-3 fatty acids are essential components of a balanced diet. These dietary components reduce inflammation, which can harm tissue, joints, artery walls, and organs. Another aspect of healthy eating is limiting processed foods. Sugar-sweetened beverages, sweets, and foods prepared with highly refined grains can cause blood sugar surges, leading to early hunger. Diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and even dementia are all connected to high blood sugar levels.
Physical activity is also essential for maintaining excellent health. It can significantly lower your chances of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, breast and colon cancer, depression, and falling. Sleep, endurance, and even sex are all improved by physical activity.
Finally, form a strong bond with your primary care provider. A physician you know — and who knows you — is in the ideal position to aid you if something goes wrong with your health. They may also suggest testing to look for cancer or other illnesses that aren’t readily apparent.