Bring in the New Year with a Healthier You

So many diseases are constituting to deteriorating health and even death, I thought it would be great to share with you some tips to make yourself healthier in the new year.

Develop a Health Care Plan

We made strives with Health Care Reform in 2010, so as citizens we should take full advantage of  the amendments sought out in the bill.”The recently passed health care reform legislation, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ensures that all Americans have access to quality health care by 2014. It also ends discriminatory health insurance practices such as denying health insurance due to a pre-existing condition, removes the lifetime cap on insurance benefits, and requires insurance companies to spend 85 percent of every health insurance dollar on benefits rather than administrative costs or profits.”  If you do not have insurance please talk to a representative  and get coverage to avoid paying out off the wall prices to receive health care.

Find a Doctor that you can be totally open with and see on a routine basis.

It is important to develop a positive rapport with your physician.  In choosing a routine doctor should be comfortable with speaking with him/her openly about   your health care concerns. Find out if they take the type of insurance you have, if you have a deductible find out how much it is, ask for recommendations, research their credentials, and if they have any specialties-know what those specialties are.

Keep records of your family’s heath history.

Some diseases run in families. Talk with your relatives to get information. Share this knowledge with your doctor. Learn about the signs and symptoms of these illnesses so that you can detect them early.

If you smoke try to quit the habit.

Over 90 percent of people who smoke will develop COPD during their period of live. COPD is a respiratory disease that can not be reversed. It is the third leading cause of death in America and the fifth leading cause of death in the world. If you smoke try to find alternative methods to help you cope with the sensation to smoke.

Limit your alcohol consumption.

While one glass of red wine can prevent heart disease, to much alcohol consumption can lead to kidney and liver disease. Drink in moderation and never drink and drive.

Manage stress, eat smart, and exercise regularly.

Have a HEALTHY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

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