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How can I best take care of myself?

43 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
24 doctors agree

In brief: One step at a time!

Get up and move right now! for lunch/dinner only put into your mouth food that you prepare and will promote health.
Too busy? It takes planning, but you can start with small steps (not literally) we can help you begin and maintain a plan with tips on healthy living and answers to qs on exercise, healthy diet. I will be working on it along with you. Remember that each fitness break and meal counts.

In brief: One step at a time!

Get up and move right now! for lunch/dinner only put into your mouth food that you prepare and will promote health.
Too busy? It takes planning, but you can start with small steps (not literally) we can help you begin and maintain a plan with tips on healthy living and answers to qs on exercise, healthy diet. I will be working on it along with you. Remember that each fitness break and meal counts.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Michael Blum
Exercise on a regular basis is essential. Even a daily walk is helpful for weight, mental health and stamina.
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Regular Exercise and moving towards being someoneone who does a moderate activity level of 5-6 times per week for 30-45 minutes each time is a good goal to shoot for. You don't have to reach that goal overnight. Find an activity you enjoy, and maybe begin 2-3 times per week and do the activity 15-20 minutes each time and slowly build up from there until you reach your goal!
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
12 doctors agree

In brief: My top 10 ways.....

#1. Have purpose in your life, #2.
Make your health a priority, #3. Exercise 4 or more days/week, #4. Five or more fruits/vegetables a day, #5. Less saturated fats, #6. More complex carbohydrates, #7. Keep your blood pressure under 130/80, #8. Hdl cholesterol >45, #9. Ldl ("bad") cholesterol <100, and #10. See your doctor at least once a year.

In brief: My top 10 ways.....

#1. Have purpose in your life, #2.
Make your health a priority, #3. Exercise 4 or more days/week, #4. Five or more fruits/vegetables a day, #5. Less saturated fats, #6. More complex carbohydrates, #7. Keep your blood pressure under 130/80, #8. Hdl cholesterol >45, #9. Ldl ("bad") cholesterol <100, and #10. See your doctor at least once a year.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
AGREE! SIMPLIFY your LIFE. HOLISTIC WAY to HEALTHY LIVING is MAINTAINING BALANCE in EXERCISING the BODY, MIND & SPIRIT.PRIORITIZE your DAILY ACITVITIES. You've heard of the acronym KISS - KEEP IT SIMPLE SWEETIE! SMILE, DANCE,LAUGH,PLAY SPORTS, RELAX,WATCH FUNNY MOVIES, DO SLOW DEEP BREATHING, ENJOY EACH MOMENT for TOMORROW MAY NOT COME, MEDITATE, CONNECT WITH GOD! Check out this inspiring and motivating websites; WWW.THEINTERVIEWWITHGOD.COM and JOKES.COM and watch these COMEDIANS on YOUTUBE- JOKOY, RUSSELL PETERS, REX NAVARETTE,GABRIEL IGLESIAS, GEORGE LOPEZ. LAUGHTER can boost your ENDORPHIN levels which relaxes and soothes the mind and soul just like PROZAC. HAVE A GREAT YEAR!
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Follow the following

Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, get six to nine hours of sleep nightly, keep your weight in check, don't sweat the small stuff, don't smoke or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly), don't do drugs, do your health screening.
..And keep your fingers crossed.

In brief: Follow the following

Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, get six to nine hours of sleep nightly, keep your weight in check, don't sweat the small stuff, don't smoke or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly), don't do drugs, do your health screening.
..And keep your fingers crossed.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Self care

Enjoy what you do, exercise, diet, maintain a proper weight, most importantly laugh and laugh at yourself from time to time to keep yoursef honest and humble.

In brief: Self care

Enjoy what you do, exercise, diet, maintain a proper weight, most importantly laugh and laugh at yourself from time to time to keep yoursef honest and humble.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Laughter is the best medicine!
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Diet & exercise

Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods.
Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Get at least 8 hours of sleep at night.

In brief: Diet & exercise

Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods.
Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Get at least 8 hours of sleep at night.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Lorne Bigley
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Diet and exercise

There isn't any real magic to taking good care of yourself.
Eating a balanced and varied diet, with many colorful fruits and vegetables will be a good start. Also, a daily regimen of physical activity will go a long way. Doing these will facilitate a long and vigorous life.

In brief: Diet and exercise

There isn't any real magic to taking good care of yourself.
Eating a balanced and varied diet, with many colorful fruits and vegetables will be a good start. Also, a daily regimen of physical activity will go a long way. Doing these will facilitate a long and vigorous life.
Dr. Lorne Bigley
Dr. Lorne Bigley
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Be Engaged

Take time in the day to take care of yourself ie - eat right, exercise, stay connected with family and friends.
Most importantly engage yourself in any work and play that you find personally fulfilling. And finally get a good night's sleep whenever possible.

In brief: Be Engaged

Take time in the day to take care of yourself ie - eat right, exercise, stay connected with family and friends.
Most importantly engage yourself in any work and play that you find personally fulfilling. And finally get a good night's sleep whenever possible.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Diet and exercise

In order to properly care for yourself you need to exercise about 5-6 times per week for at least 30-45 minutes.
This does not have to be vigorous exercise. Simply walking, doing an exercise video, using an exercise video game on wii, xbox360 or kinect suffices as well and is fun. In terms of nutriton, you need to eat healthy (5 servings or more daily of fruits and vegetables) and drink water!

In brief: Diet and exercise

In order to properly care for yourself you need to exercise about 5-6 times per week for at least 30-45 minutes.
This does not have to be vigorous exercise. Simply walking, doing an exercise video, using an exercise video game on wii, xbox360 or kinect suffices as well and is fun. In terms of nutriton, you need to eat healthy (5 servings or more daily of fruits and vegetables) and drink water!
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Dr. Scott Mitchell
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Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Know yourself

All the doctors here have given you excellent advice however you must first understand yourself to know how to apply this knowledge.
You must know your lifestyle, your health problems if any, hereditary problems that may manifest later in life. Knowing this information make a list on one side addressing you and the other side actions you can really take to insure good health. Now take action.

In brief: Know yourself

All the doctors here have given you excellent advice however you must first understand yourself to know how to apply this knowledge.
You must know your lifestyle, your health problems if any, hereditary problems that may manifest later in life. Knowing this information make a list on one side addressing you and the other side actions you can really take to insure good health. Now take action.
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Dr. Theresa Henderson
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoid Dangers

Avoid sugar, eat whole foods, drink nontreated fresh pure water, exercise, avoid drugs, think kind thoughts, stay off unstable platforms, e.
g., skateboards and motorcycles, and do not participate in extreme sports. Avoid using your body as beast of burden in construction and timber industries. Take as much sleep as you need. Live in paradise.

In brief: Avoid Dangers

Avoid sugar, eat whole foods, drink nontreated fresh pure water, exercise, avoid drugs, think kind thoughts, stay off unstable platforms, e.
g., skateboards and motorcycles, and do not participate in extreme sports. Avoid using your body as beast of burden in construction and timber industries. Take as much sleep as you need. Live in paradise.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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