Our Partner In Health, Saint Alphonsus: Taking the Right Steps in 2018

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January 15, 2018

As we begin 2018, there are a few things to consider in making healthy changes to your lifestyle. There are many factors that affect your health. Some you cannot control, such as your genetic makeup or your age, but you can make changes to your lifestyle. By taking steps toward healthy living, you can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and other serious diseases. For example:

  • See your doctor for regular screenings
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat a variety of healthy foods, and limit calories and saturated fat
  • Be physically active
  • Control your blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Quit smoking
  • Protect yourself from too much sun

If you don’t have a Family Medicine provider, establishing one is a great first step to a healthy lifestyle. It is important to have a Family Medicine doctor to help you develop a plan towards a healthier lifestyle and improve the quality of you and your family’s life. Your doctor is your coach to help you meet your goals, such as weight management, exercise and better nutrition that moves you towards a healthier life and a healthier you.

It is also important to remember you have a choice in which doctor you decide to work with, so be diligent to find one that you trust and communicate with well. When you do see your doctor, make sure you have any previous applicable records, all your medications, and a list of your concerns. Throughout your life and your health care needs, a family doctor can grow a healthy working relationship that will help you stay happier and healthier.

Need help finding a family medicine provider? Call 877-401-DOCS or visit our website.