If the only time you really think about your health is when you’re sick or injured and need to visit the doctor, it’s time for a change of mindset.
Your health is important 365 days a year – not just when something’s not quite right. Being healthier offers a range of benefits:
- Feeling better
- Looking better
- Reducing the amount of time and money wasted on preventable illness.
Want to improve your health? Check out these five simple steps to get started.
1. Remember that prevention is the best defense
Prevention is often considered the best form of defense, and safeguarding your health is no exception. If you want to reduce your chances of getting sick – or reduce the amount of time you’re out of action ifillness does strike – preventative care is the greatest course of action. If you want to improve your health, investing in affordable preventative care measures can be a great option.
In the case of colds and other nasties, preventative care may include:
- Getting the annual flu shot
- Stocking up on immunity-boosting supplements
- Making use of disinfectant wipes and sprays
If you’re concerned about sexual health, preventative care can mean getting chemist prescriptions to the contraceptive pill, and stocking up on condoms to protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections.
If you suffer from asthma or similar conditions, preventative care can mean making an inhaler part of your daily routine.
2. Build a Healthcare Team for yourself
Your doctor is your primary healthcare provider – but building a healthcare team around your needs and regularly checking in with them can be an excellent means of improving your health.
Everyone’s healthcare team is different, but depending on your health needs, your healthcare team may include the following experts:
- A general practitioner
- An obstetrician
- A gynecologist
- A physiotherapist
- A nutritionist
- A personal trainer
- A podiatrist
- A dentist
- A chiropractor
- A mental health expert
- A qualified pharmacist
3. Try to Exercise Regularly
We all know that exercise offers a huge array of health and wellness benefits. But it can be difficult to make time for exercise on a daily basis when we’re busy working, taking care of our families, and trying to maintain a social life.
While it may be hard, exercising regularly – even if that means increasing your daily incidental exercise, or going for a walk after dinner three nights a week – is one of the best things you’ll do for your body.
In fact, there are many benefits to regular exercise:
- Increases cardiovascular health
- Keeps muscles and joints in good condition
- Strengthens bones
- Boosts metabolism and burns energy
- Boosts feel-good endorphins and overall feelings of wellbeing
If you need help in staying motivated, you can always grab a buddy and commit to regular workouts together. Many studies have shown that people who exercise with others are far more likely to stick with it long term.
4. Take a Multi-Vitamin
If you’re looking to boost your overall health, wellness and vitality, or you want to improve a certain health area; multi-vitamins can be an effective, fuss-free and affordable solution.
At Sable Pharmacy we stock a wide range of multi-vitamins, including:
- Daily multi-vitamins
- Joint health vitamins
- Pre-natal vitamins
- Immunity boosting vitamins
- Hair, skin and nails vitamins
- Mood boosting vitamins
You won’t need chemist prescriptions for multi-vitamins, but the team at Sable Pharmacy will be able to provide expert advice and recommendations on which vitamins are right for you.
5. Work towards Reaching and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Maintaining a healthy body weight is an important aspect of good health. Obesity can negatively impactyour cardiovascular health, joint health, immunity, and sense of wellbeing. So aiming to reach a healthy weight – in a safe way with expert advice from a health professional – can have a significant number of benefits for people who are already overweight.
For more information on how Sable Pharmacy can help you and your family improve their health get in touch with our team of experts today.