Life gets crazy sometimes, and it can wear on us. If you notice that you are feeling tired and weighed down by stress, a lack of motivation for exercise, and are making poor food choices, it is time to think about giving your mind and body a reboot.
In the wake of an increase in obesity, heart disease, cancer and a variety of other issues, social attention has turned toward health. People try a myriad of ways to be healthier, from eating an organic diet to using wearable fitness technology.
Lifestyle Medicine is a branch of medicine dealing with research, prevention and treatment of disorders caused by lifestyle factors such as nutrition, physical inactivity, and chronic stress. The leading causes of mortality and healthcare costs worldwide are chronic diseases, resulting from lifestyle and environmental factors. The economic burden of poor lifestyle choices is no longer sustainable and impossible to ignore. Most chronic diseases are preventable!
I used to reference the RDA measures for water intake and discuss 3.2L for men and 2.9L for women to my clients. I would mention that some hydration comes from your food (like the 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables you should be eating everyday) and some from the liquids you drink (straight water and other beverages). Empathetically, I might quote a company that manufactures high tech body composition testing equipment who use total body water readings and admit to using a suboptimal average in their calculations because virtually everyone is dehydrated to a degree.
Imagine a hostile group of cyber adversaries with your patient records. Or a hacker with your company’s sensitive data. Or a malicious insider with internal company records. Sounds scary, doesn’t it? But it’s a reality that health data is being targeted by sophisticated cyber criminals as well as unhappy employees. Threats to healthcare data & protection measures