Stay Healthy Checklist

Stay on the road to healthy habits by starting these steps and keeping them as a reminder when you stray. Health is a daily practice. “I totally regret eating healthy today,” said no one!

  • Eat in moderation and include fruits, veggies and whole grains daily.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation. For women it’s one drink daily, and two for men.
  • Hydrate by drinking plenty of water. Urine should be clear to slightly yellow.
  • Don’t smoke or use tobacco. Get help if you struggle with quitting or backslide. Your physician can help with products or programs to quit smoking.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly! It’s one of the easiest things you can do to help prevent colds and flu.
  • Stay up-to-date on your vaccines and inoculations. If you’re not sure about your last inoculations, like tetanus for example, check with your physician.
  • Stay up-to-date on your recommended cancer screenings: colonoscopy, PAP smear, mammogram and PSA.
  • Strive for seven to eight hours of sleep nightly. Help your body get into a rhythm by going to bed and waking up at the same time each day. Stay off of computers and phones when it’s close to bedtime.
  • Take a break and de-stress. Meditate or go for a walk to clear your mind.
  • Strive to exercise as part of your daily living, even if it’s just a walk.
  • Stay social. Meet a friend for coffee, make plans with your family, or schedule a fun outing with friends.

Be healthy; stay healthy. Have you had your annual physical? Contact the Medical Center today to schedule yours.