Moms devote their energy and time to making sure their family is healthy, often times neglecting their own health needs. At HonorHealth Integrative Medicine, we believe in providing patients with holistic care by looking at whole person solutions in all areas of life including mind, body and spirit. Shad Marvasti, MD, integrative medicine physician, shares three simple tips that can help you keep your health top of mind, even on the busiest days.
1. Prioritize preventive screenings
Set time aside for recommended exams and preventative screenings. Some key ones include your annual well-women exam, mammograms (if you’re over the age of 40) and colonoscopy screening starting at age 45.
2. Add exercise to your routine
While it can be hard to find time to exercise, the benefits cannot be overstated. Adding exercise into your daily routine can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Ideally, you should try for 30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day. A brisk walk around the neighborhood is a good place to start. Or you can find an activity you enjoy, like Zumba, tennis, hiking or bike riding.
3. Maintain healthy eating habits
If you’re always on the go, it can be tough to maintain a proper diet and get the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Don’t know where to start? Check out the recipe below which is ideal for breakfast, lunch or weekend brunch. If you need a little extra help with your diet, talk to your primary care provider, an integrative medicine practitioner or a registered dietitian.
Looking for more details on preventive screenings? Learn more about what exams you need.
Benefits of integrative medicine
This method emphasizes lifestyle changes to optimize health and prevent or treat chronic conditions.
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