Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle
Evaluate overall medical conditions and family risk factors which can be modified eg. Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, coronary artery disease, hormone deficiencies, eliminate tobacco…
Institute preventative measures
eg. Annual digital prostate examine over age 50, colonoscopy
Assess extent of stress
Life is hectic and chaotic- a balancing act between fluctuations in occupational demands and the pressures of family dynamics.
Assess Body Image
Can it be improved?
Assess overall attitude and general outlook
Understand your body
Become sensitized and attuned to your body’s signals, know when something is different and seek medical attention
Diet and regulate intake
Avoid radical diets- seek a change in lifestyle
Increased water intake
Concentrate on lean meats, fish, chicken, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, green tea, wine (moderate intake), “Mediterranean diet,” limit carbohydrates, omega-3 fatty acids. See www.heart.org
Supplements: zinc, vitamin E, saw palmetto
30-60 Minutes (There is no substitute)
Exercising when not realizing it When there is a choice between walking and taking an elevator choose the former
Get a partner or get a dog. Buy an ipod.
Adopt a passion
Acquire new knowledge or a diversion (join a club)
Learn something altogether different (something not normally considered)
Stimulate the brain “activate the inactivity”
Seek challenging mental tasks
Hair grooming and skin care (often ignored in men)
General maintenance and preventative measures
Avoid excessive Ultraviolet Rays
Medications: propecia, botox
Seek and restore calm
Slow down a notch
Stress relief eg. Meditation, massage therapy, spa vacation
Schedule your personal and private lifestyle consultation and take the first step to a new beginning!