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Tips for a Healthier You

keeping healthy for yourself and others

It's no secret that staying healthy is one of the most important things you can do to live your best life. In addition to the obvious physical benefits, keeping your body healthy also leads to greater emotional well-being and quality of living for you and those close to you. Friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers all enjoy a better life when you take good care of yourself. Their world is better with you in it!

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Here are a few ways you can take control of your health, starting today:

  1. Listen to your body. Be aware of triggers and changes in your body, including sleep patterns, stress, depression and anxiety. If you don't feel right, reach out to your health care provider.
  2. Get active. Regular physical activity helps prevent heart disease, stroke and cancer.
  3. Eat to thrive. Eating well improves your health by giving your body the nutrients it needs to function at its best.
  4. Work toward a healthy weight. Getting your weight into a healthy range and keeping it there can improve your risk factors for disease. Losing a small amount of weight can make a difference.
  5. Overcome bad habits. Avoid illegal drugs, tobacco in any form, e-cigarettes and alcohol.
  6. Get screened and know your numbers. Health screenings can tell you your cholesterol level, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index. Get regular screenings that may detect cancers of the breast, cervix, skin and colon early, when treatment is likely to work best.
  7. Plan for the future. Take control now over the decisions affecting your health care at the end of life. Talk with your loved ones and confirm your wishes in legal documents. Learn more abour our comprehensive advance care planning services.
  8. Partner with your doctor. Ask your health care provider to assess your individual risk for disease and what screenings are right for you. Need a doctor? Ours are great.

Vidant Health wants to be your wellness partner on the lifelong journey to better health. We offer a range of tools and resources to help you manage your health.
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