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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Staying Healthy (Overview)

Staying healthy is the act of maintaining a lifestyle that promotes health, and minimizes the risk of disease and disability.


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What are some tips for staying healthy?

What are some tips for staying healthy?

Staying healthy: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read more

Dr. Reid Blackwelder
87 doctors shared insights

Staying Healthy (Overview)

Staying healthy is the act of maintaining a lifestyle that promotes health, and minimizes the risk of disease and disability.


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Staying Healthy in College (Tip)

Staying Healthy in College

Get enough sleep, eat well and don't share your glasses, cans and bottles. ...See more

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What are the keys to staying healthy as I age past 50?

What are the keys to staying healthy as I age past 50?

Many proven ways: There are many known ways to stay healthy, including cancer screenings, healthy lifestyle behaviors (diet and exercise, etc) and effective vaccines. A good resource with a current complete list by age and gender is an iphone app called prevention checklist 2013. ...Read more

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Staying Healthy in College (Tip)

Staying Healthy in College

When making your schedule, don't forget to schedule in exercise and something fun and relaxing. ...See more

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Staying Healthy while Traveling (Checklist)

If flying, reset sleeping time to destination when boarding plane
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What is the most important factor in staying healthy through the years? Diet or exercise?

What is the most important factor in staying healthy through the years? Diet or exercise?

Both!: That said, i favor exercise to maintain health. Regular exercise has many health benefits that are independent of weight. Meaning it is better to be overweight and fit, than normal weight but out of shape. I always push exercise first. Once that is a part of the regular schedule, work on healthy eating habits. Diet should include healthy foods and be in moderation. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Any tips on losing weight/staying healthy?

Healthy: Multiple small meals, lose the carbs, starchy foods, and soda pops. Add 45 min of exercise that causes perspiration 3-4 days a week--vary muscle groups. ...Read more

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