Too Many Health-Related Tips!

April 11, 2024

Too Many Health-Related Tips!
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How do we prioritize the advice that we receive?

There are many good-for-your-health tips available from far too many sources, both qualified and unqualified. Someone says you should eat more vegetables. Another tells you to exercise more. Others say that sleep is the key, and you need more.

What should you do? First, talk with your functional medicine physician. In the meantime, here’s a general tip you can also use.

Think about what you like to do.

It is easier to do what you like to do. If mealtime is something that you look forward to, think about a healthier dish. If you enjoy spending time with your family or friends, think about relaxing with them. If you enjoy a sport, consider playing in the evenings or on the weekends.

If you choose to focus on exercise, you might want to start with a moderate program. Build up to your goal. It may take days, weeks, or months, but you’re keeping your eye on the ball at all times. 

Focus on what you like. Cook a healthier diet. Don’t want to change the menu? Choose better ingredients. If you do not want to cook, go to a health-conscious restaurant.

We live in a time of information overload. Your Wellness Team can certainly guide you, but at the end of the day, your wellness is up to you. Take the information, qualify, filter, and choose a path you can commit to. Most of all, don’t hesitate to make changes as necessary! Getting to the top of the mountain starts with just one step…

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Posted by Dr. Sho Takeuchi, MD, MPH, CHES Sho is our Assistant Program Manager at Sarana Health. His specialty is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to people with physical impairments or disabilities. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Emory University and provides a critical international perspective on healthcare, lifestyle, and more. 

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This article is for informational and educational use only and should not be considered a substitute for medical advice. Consult your health and wellness provider for more information.