It’s National Public Health Week, which means the American Public Health Association wants to bring together communities across the United States to observe and recognize the importance of public health and highlight important issues that can help improve our nation. Join the APHA and AOC this week as we raise awareness about public health.
Here are 5 tips for a better you this week:
Physical activity and exercise can have long-term health benefits. Exercising regularly can improve your overall well-being and reduce your risk for several diseases such as diabetes. Take time this week to get up and move around, go take the pup for a walk or a short jog, whatever you decide, make time to exercise.
Good nutrition is a vital part to leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with regular exercise, your diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of diseases and improve your overall health. Try adding more fruits and vegetables with every meal this week; you will be surprised how well you’ll feel.
Stress can have many negative effects on your health such as placing you at a higher risk for illnesses (the flu or cold), disrupting your body’s natural digestive process and even causing anxiety. Reducing stress can lead to an improvement in your mood, productivity and health. Take time for yourself this week, enjoy something relaxing like getting a pedicure or playing a round of golf.
Need motivation to exercise or eat healthier? Get a friend or family member to help you. When we work together, we can accomplish far more things. Include someone in your routine this week.
The city of Mobile is full of fun and healthy events in the spring. Take advantage of the many opportunities to participate in local 5K runs or walks. Here is a list of upcoming events: www.downtownmobile.org/events-calendar.php
If you need help in a specific area or want an expert opinion, give us a call at Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic, 251-410-3600, or visit us at www.alortho.com.
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