Your health and wellness is important, and it’s important for your whole family. It can get pricy trying to be healthy, but it doesn’t always have to be. An ounce of preventions can help keep your wallet padded.
But how do you work on prevention? Well, it’s really as easy as regular check ups, eating right, getting physical activity, and simply paying attention to your body and what it is telling you. Here are a few important things to consider for each person in your family when it comes to optimal health.
Men’s health means more than just building up your muscles, although you do want to pay attention to your testosterone levels the older you get. If you have low testosterone it can cause issues with weight gain, muscle loss, mood, sex drive, and more. You may want to talk to your doctor if you are having issues in these categories.
If you are a smoker, or even if you aren’t, regular check ups can help with early detection of many forms of cancer. The earlier you find it the better chances you have of survival.
Women’s health, much like a man’s, means getting regular check ups for early detection of issues. You need to get your PAP smear and annual check ups when recommended, which also includes your mammogram if you’re 40 or older.
It’s also important to pay attention to your stress levels. For women, stress can really add more weight to your middle. Get some physical activity into everyday, and eat your fruits and vegetables, and take some time out for meditation and yoga, and hopefully you’ll have a nice and healthy life.
Teen time is all about things like puberty and acne. By now your child should have most, if not all, of their vaccinations. They may need to start visiting a doctor about genital and sexual stuff, and they will be sporting acne at some point.
Acne is normal when it comes to puberty and the teenage years, but if your teen has some crazy acne and needs help, a visit to the dermatologist may be in order. This is also a good time to think about things like braces, for kids with crooked teeth or gaps in their teeth.
Little ones need their own regular visits to the doctor. From the time they are born they need a close eye on their development. That means making sure they are getting all the healthy foods and vitamins they need, and that you also seriously consider vaccinations.
Your child will go through so much as they get older, so you want to know how to be there for them, and know when what they are going through calls for a visit to the doctor. You don’t want to rush them to the emergency every time they have a small fever!