Port Moresby General Hospital in PNG is sharing tips for stay healthy . Making small changes to your daily life will significantly improve your well-being and put on the road to better health.
1. Get Regular Medical Care -
Make regular appointments with your doctor to discuss any health concerns that are bothering you. Keep a symptom diary and bring this with you to your appointments. Make a note of when these symptoms started how long they lasted, did it cause you any pain? How severe was the pain? This information may be useful to your doctor.
Regular self-exams and screenings for various types of cancers such as cancer of the skin, colon, prostate, cervix, and breast can increase your chances of discovering cancer early when treatment is most likely to be successful. Ask your doctor at your local Urban Health Clinic about the best cancer screening schedule for you. Take cancer prevention into your own hands, starting today. The rewards will last a lifetime.
Tip: Before your appointment, make a list of any questions or concerns you wish to discuss with your doctor. As doctor’s visits can be stressful, writing your questions down will ensure you don’t forget anything. Make sure you bring a list of all of your current medications with you to every appointment.
2. Eat more Fruits and Vegetables -
Fruit and vegetables should be an important part of your daily diet. They are naturally good for you and contain vitamins and minerals that can assist in keeping you healthy. As part of a well-balanced diet and a healthy, active lifestyle, a high intake of fruit and vegetables can help you to:
- Reduce obesity and maintain a healthy weight
- Lower your cholesterol
- Lower your blood pressure.
Tip - Limit fat: Eat lighter and leaner by choosing fewer high-fat foods, particularly those from animal sources. High-fat diets tend to be higher in calories and might increase the risk of becoming overweight which can increase your cancer risk