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
Constipation is a common gastrointestinal affliction in a majority of countries, ensuing in millions of dollars spent on doctor visits. The condition generally refers to having two or fewer bowel movements in a week, but can also imply passing smaller, harder, and dryer stools or straining to have bowel movements.
So much for September. Hello Halloween. Although it is a goal of mine to write more often, I only do when I am inspired AND make the time (aka make it a priority). Truth quote: "there are no excuses OR reasons, only priorities." Food for thought: will power doesn't exist and behavior change is accomplished when you believe that your efforts are worth it (aka belief leads to change).
Diet, exercise, and the right amount of sleep are excellent for your physical health, but those aren’t the only things to consider when striving to be healthy. You’ll also want to pay attention to your state of mind. Though those habits are considered positive for your mental health too, they aren’t the only things you can be doing to improve your psyche.