Managing Our Own Health May Be Best
By Tom Herrin
Many people get into a rut as they get older. It is often that they then begin to accept the idea of falling apart and having to rely on medications on a regular basis. While this may be necessary in some cases, it doesn't always have to happen. Many people may be fully capable of taking care of their own health by simply making wise lifestyle choices. It isn't even as difficult as it may sound, but many are resistant to changing anything that has become a part of their patterns. Why would anyone want to give up so easy when a few changes may improve health and save on medical costs?
Lose Some Weight
While most people don't want to hear anything about losing weight because it is such a frustrating effort for them, it may not be as difficult as it sounds. A few good things to start with may be to limit helpings to one. In some cases, this may be all it takes. In other instances, finding ways to cut calories is not so hard. Many menus now offer lower calorie options. Remembering that cutting 500 calories per day can result in a loss of a pound per week may help. Setting a goal of cutting 250 calories per day may help one to see a loss of two pounds per month. That is not bad. Doing this for only a few months may have them seeing good numbers in a few short weeks.
He Many people are sensitive to sodium, and it increases their blood pressure. Of course, much of the sodium is consumed in the form of salt. There are plenty of low-sodium products available. Taking care to choose some of these may be enough to see blood pressure return to normal numbers fast. It is even possible to order items, such as fries at fast food restaurants, with no salt added.
If we want to make some good changes, we must make some educated decisions. Having a home monitor can be a great help. We keep one, and use it often. Whenever I feel that my blood pressure is higher than I would like for it to be, I am able to make a few minor adjustments in my lifestyle. I usually see results in a matter of days. If nothing else, check yours at home and get more personally involved.
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