Celebrate These March Observances in Healthy Ways
By Brandi Goodman
Certain illnesses, important topics, and health concerns get awareness raised about them each month. This allows information to be shared and knowledge to be gained by those who need it. Do what you can to celebrate the March observances in healthy ways so you can maintain your well-being in all you do.
March is Nutrition Month. Taking the time this month to learn about proper nutrition and the foods you should be eating can help you learn a life-long lesson about the most beneficial foods for your body. During this month, I encourage you to try some new, healthy recipes and find out what your family likes best. Get everyone in the kitchen and cooking a healthy meal together so it's more enjoyable. Fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts, and whole grains should make up a good majority of your meals.
The kidneys are important organs needed to filter toxins out of the blood and keep the heart pumping well. You may have some unhealthy habits that are doing more damage to your kidneys than you realize. During Kidney Month, work to identify these dangerous habits and start to change them into healthier versions. If you drink daily, for example, try to cut back to one drink a night and eventually one or two drinks per week. If you eat a lot of sodium, try to cut back on the salt and use pepper for seasoning instead.
Save Your Vision Month
Your vision changes as you age. It's inevitable that your eyesight will weaken and you won't be able to see as well as you once did. You can still save your vision in some aspects though. You don't have to let the effects take hold so early. Some preventive measures can be utilized to help keep your eyesight in the best condition possible for as long as possible. Keeping your eyes safe and protected is key. This means wearing sunglasses and avoiding looking directly into the sun. You should also wear safety glasses any time you work on something even slightly dangerous -- construction work and remodeling projects included.
Poison Prevention Week
The third week in March is usually dedicated to poison prevention. It encourages people to learn and save the poison help hotline (1-800-222-1222). It's wise to store this in your phone so you can make a quick call when an emergency arises. It's also important to learn about some of the more common household items that can harm you. If you have kids or pets in the home, it's also imperative that you keep these things out of their grasp. Paint thinner, antifreeze, charcoal lighter, lighter fluid, insect spray, and medication all need to be put out of reach. They can cause some serious damage to your internal organs if swallowed.
Take the month of March to learn about these important topics and decide how to observe them in the healthiest ways. Your well-being should always be a priority no matter the occasion.
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