Changes in Your Lifestyle To Improve Your Health

If you are like most people, you want to live a healthy, happy lifestyle so that you can do all the things that you want and need to do each day. While some things affect our health that we cannot change, like our genetic makeup or family history, there are many health-related factors that we can control! These are called modifiable risk factors, and they can contribute to our health in a variety of ways. For help in making changes to your lifestyle to improve your health, consider a consultation with Dr. Antoine Geffrard of RMS Consultations in Southfield, MI.

Diet & Exercise

What we eat and how often we move can have great positive effects on our overall health. While there is no "one size fits all" approach to diet and exercise, there are some general guidelines you should follow to keep yourself healthy and happy. For example, you should aim to be physically active each day, whether that means going for a walk around the block, increasing time spent on daily stretching routines, or doing some chores around the house. Every body is different, which means the level of physical activity you need to stay healthy may be different from others. Similarly, depending on your health needs and any pre-existing conditions, you may need to eat different foods, such as foods low in sugar or salt, while others may need more fiber or unsaturated fats. Talk to your doctor today about how to make specific changes to your diet and exercise to improve your health.

Stress Management

What many people may not realize is that high levels of daily stress can have negative effects on our health, including putting our bodies at an increased risk for stroke and other adverse conditions. Therefore, it is important to keep our cortisol levels at bay through daily stress management. Strategies for this may include increasing daily physical activity, sleeping more, scheduling free time to relax or engage with hobbies, being more socially active, and having boundaries between our work life and personal life.

One Step At A Time

You do not need to tackle all of your modifiable risk factors at once to take small steps to improve your health today. Making sure that these lifestyle changes are long-lasting and specific to your needs and health goals is of utmost importance. So talk to Dr. Geffrard of RMS Consultations in Southfield, MI, at (248) 663-5353 and get started making changes to your lifestyle to improve your health today.

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