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Small things matter!: Stop smoking or don't start. Find work you love. Get exercise frequently, including strength training. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Limit alcohol. Wear a bike helmet; think twice about riding on a motorcycle. Do some volunteer work at least once a month. Be careful with your money. Don't compromise when your soul is on the line; otherwise, choose your battles! Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
I'd get a "Coach": This is a tough one to answer in a few words, but I sense from this you have a great soul and are hungry to make some changes in your life--definitely talk to a counselor to help you set goals. In the mean time, eat healthy, get regular exercise, and good quality sleep. Be kind to others--smile, make eye contact. They'll smile back if they sense your genuine kindness, and then it's contagious! ...Read more
I asked a question before saying "can vision be improved with lifestyle changes".Ok the answer was yes. What kind of diet and exercises can I do 4 it?
I say: Perhaps there is a miscommunication. If I understand correctly, you're asking about diet and exercises to correct a refractive error. I predict you will be disappointed with any diet and exercises that you're offered. However, staying physically fit and eating sensibly are important to your overall health and well-being. Would some of my colleagues like to weigh in? ...Read more
Worth trying: Most diabetes is type 2, and lifestyle changes can have a significant impact there. It helps with type 1 as well, but prob not enough by itself. Weight loss, proper diet, exercise, decreasing body fat % can delay & prevent some complications & need for meds. Importantly, it's possible to see it coming before you're actually diabetic, and intervening then is even better. Talk 2 a doc who knows how. ...Read more
Lifestyle change: Exercise, exercise, exercise....Increase your exercise to 5-6 times per week at least 30 minutes to an hour and get your heart rate up. Once you are in the groove, add some muscle strengthening to your routine. This needs to be a permanent lifestyle change for you. Additionally lower your calorie intake and count your calories on a website like fatsecret. Com or sparkpeople. Com. Drink more h20! ...Read more
Many ways: You will be placed on some sort of blood thinner or anti-platelet drug to help prevent further strokes. You will be watched for blood pressure, heart condition, and overall health to reduce your further risk of having a stroke. There are many more ways to be treated but these are a few. ...Read more
Not really: If you are genetically predisposed to allergic rhinitis, reducing your exposure to common allergens might help, but the catch-22 is that you won't know which allergens you will react to until you start developing signs of allergic rhinitis. Irritant rhinitis can improve by limiting exposure to irritants such as perfumes and chemicals in your environment; avoid infectious rhinitis with good hygiene. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms:
Trisomy X syndrome can range from mild to severe, the life style changes would depend upon its severity.
Pl see attached link forother details about the condition from the Mayo clinic. Good luck! ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Speak to your doctor and be referred to a health educator and dieticien. ...Read more
All about the food: By definition, becoming a vegetarian means not eating meat. No other lifestyle changes are required to be a vegetarian. Some vegans avoid wearing leather, but most vegetarians don't worry about that. Often vegetarians do take up a healthier lifestyle- not smoking, exercising, meditating etc. Many prefer organic foods & avoid food with gmo's.But the only lifestyle change entailed is to eat no meat! ...Read more
Simple ; small adds: Up. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park further away from the store which gives you a longer walk. Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and four of fruit per day. Reduce your intake of processed food. Take care! ...Read more
How can I mitigate the effects of osteoporosis? What lifestyle changes can I make to mitigate the effects of osteoporosis?
See below: Regular exercises that includes weight training is important as is maintaining the proper intake of calcium and vitamin d. You should discuss with your doctor the proper amounts and how to take them in. Depending on the severity of the osteoporosis, medications which boost bone density may be indicated as well. Your doctor can guide you with this. ...Read more
My bp reading is 145/109 I no this is very high do I see a dr right away or do I make lifestyle changes first and see if I can lower it on my own?
See a physician: Asap. I suggest monitoring your BP 3 times daily with a reliable BP cuff until seen and bring readings to your PCP. ...Read more
I just turned 50 and need to make major lifestyle changes. Can you give me advice regarding exercise, diet and supplementation? I need to lose 50 lbs.
Good question: Avoiding tobacco, eating well, controlling your weight, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol intake and sun exposure, and practicing safe sex may be of help. Some of these may be a point of debate but I believe they are common sense practices for a good general health. Choices lead to consequences. Make the right ones. ...Read more