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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
91 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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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 while Traveling (Checklist)

If flying, reset sleeping time to destination when boarding plane
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Keep up exercise
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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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WHat are some tips for staying healthy in an office environment?

WHat are some tips for staying healthy in an office environment?

Staying Healthy: I commend you for your desire to have good Emotional and Social Health in the office. Tips: Be at ease with yourself. Feel comfortable to express your opinions and feelings. Have pleasant attitude. Respect yourself for our knowledge, skills and experience. Prioritize your work and tasks in the morning. Feel satisfaction when important task is finished. Reach out to co-workers. Have Peace and Harm ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Third Trimester (Checklist)

Preregister for the delivery at your hospital
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Understand your employers maternity leave and short-term disability policy
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Buy an infant car seat and install it in your car
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Schedule Group B strep testing at 35 weeks
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Does anyone have any tips for vocalists/performers on staying healthy?

Does anyone have any tips for vocalists/performers on staying healthy?

Practice, practice. : But i'm not referring to practicing singing/performing. I'm talking about practicing good hygiene, good eating habits, and regular exercise. You've got to keep your body, especially your lungs, in shape to develop and maintain stamina. You should do things that involve good breath control such as swimming. You must avoid smokers, even to the point of being rude and discourteous if necessary. ...Read more

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Will eating 10 fruit and veg and exercising every day increase my chances of staying healthy at all?

Will eating 10 fruit and veg and exercising every day increase my chances of staying healthy at all?

VegetarianismHealth: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Thank you for informing about Exercise stress test, Holter monitor, ecg Let wise man within you ask: Reasons for these Tests Only taking fruits and veggies Sources of Protein, Vitamins, Minerals Health is Wealth! See your Physician for Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants. See a Therapist for stress ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
daily
Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
daily
Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
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Any tips for going raw vegan and staying healthy while doing it?

Any tips for going raw vegan and staying healthy while doing it?

Going Raw Vegan: I admire you for interest in your Health Staying Healthy should include: Physical Health Intellectual Health Emotional Health Social health and Spiritual Health For your interest going raw vegan can include: Oatmeal, Plant Protein smoothie. Collard greens, watercress, kale, arugula, Avocados, peanut butter. Watermelon, Plums, red grapes. Beans and lentils. Nuts, seeds, unsweetened dried fruit ...Read more

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Living Healthy with Pets (Checklist)

Keep scheduled appointments with the veterinarian
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Maintain all shots and medications as prescribed by the veterinarian
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Any tips for staying healthy through a pregnancy with a low weight baby?

Any tips for staying healthy through a pregnancy with a low weight baby?

Pregnancey Care: Pregnancy is a major milestone in the Journey of Life. Focus on - Physical health- Balanced Diet, rest, sleep and exercise. Intellectual health- having perspective, logical reasoning and problem solving. Emotional health- feeling relaxed and happy, not focus on low weight of the baby. Social health-caring and sharing with your husband. Spiritual health- having Faith in the Creator and the Universe ...Read more

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Best shoes for a male who works in a factory & is standing for over 8 hours.. Also, what is some advice to staying healthy&strong working at factories?

Best shoes for a male who works in a factory & is standing for over 8 hours.. Also, what is some advice to staying healthy&strong working at factories?

Really Keen Shoes.: Now you know that these types of question ask for answers that can be highly speculative. The "goodness" of the shoe is subjective and often time anecdotal in nature. Having said that, my recommendation, based on personal experience is called "Keen Utility PTC Oxford". Keen has many styles of shoes, but this is the one I wear while working in my restaurant. Priced at about 115.00. Comes in black. ...Read more

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