Preventive Medicine and Wellness: Are you living a healthy lifestyle?

What does it mean to live a healthy lifestyle? The answer is very simple. Healthy diet and consistent check ups with the primary care physicians are what keep us healthy. In today’s busy world healthy lifestyle is the goal all of us are trying to reach. However lack of time and busy schedules are major barriers for reaching the goal of healthy life. In Downtown Medical Services we, not only provide annual physicals for our patients but also consult and advise patients on how to live and eat healthy.

Annual physicals allow patients to get a general check up but it is also a good preventive method. Preventive medicine consists of different exams taken to prevent diseases, rather than curing them or treating their symptoms. The earlier medical condition is diagnosed the easier is to treat it in the future. In Downtown Medical Services we provide physicals where we monitor vitals like weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, heart and respiratory rate. To complete the exam doctor may draw the blood as well urine which is the best way to detect any abnormalities or irregularities in patient. This way any larger problems will be diagnosed in time and therefore treated. Our female patients also get their breasts checked, advised and referred for the annual mammogram and Pap smear which is an important part of female annual check ups. If during the physical exam doctor notices anything suspicious the patient will be sent for the immediate sonogram test to determine the condition.

Beside it is one of the best preventative methods, healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve general health. As part of our routine check up we inform patients on how to eat well and live healthy life. World Health Organization research proved that healthy diet can protect the human body against certain types of diseases for instance noncommunicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, some types of cancer and skeletal conditions. Having your weight taken care of, not only prevent obesity but also decreases chances for high cholesterol therefore heart conditions. Healthy eating contains a balance of different food groups and all the nutrients necessary for developing a healthy well being. To complete healthy life style one should be physically active on a regular basis. This means daily work out for about an hour a day is highly recommended by all our physicians. Staying active and eating healthy nourishes not only the body but the mind too.

Healthy lifestyle should be everyone’s main and the primary goal. Our body and mind is the most precious of all possessions and we have to nourish it every day with lots of love and patience. In Downtown Medical Services we take care of our patients by providing complete annual physicals and consult on how to live healthy life followed by healthy diet. Patients are also strongly recommended and advised to be active with at least an hour a day physical activity. Healthy diet and physical activity not only keeps the body healthy but the mind as well. Are you living a healthy lifestyle? If after asking yourself this question the answer is not positive it is time for you to make your health your priority.

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