More Health Tips
Getting enough rest allows your body to deal with the daily wear and tear of a stressful life. You wake up more energized and ready to face the day.
Your body heals a lot quicker and rejuvenates a lot faster.
Sunscreen with at least SPF15 is recommended for daily wear to protect the skin from harmful sun rays.
Sunscreen should be worn by children as well as adults at all times while out in the hot sun. Children under the age of 6 months should consult their primary Physician/Health Care Provider prior to wearing sunscreen.
Keep your body hydrated at all times to prevent dehydration, dizzy spells or feeling faint due to insufficient water intake.
Keeping your cells hydrated allows you to function better.
Cut down on coffee drinking if you drink more than one cup a day or drink high energy super caffeinated drinks e.g. red bull. These drinks deplete the water in your body.
If you are working out carry a bottle of water to replenish what you are losing through sweat.
Replenish fluid loss while exercising and after exercising.
Consult with your SMC health center nurses, dietitian or your primary Doctor/Health Care Provider if you have any concerns about your health, even if you think it is something simple like a discolored toe nail.
Do not wait for long periods with a problem because you are hoping the problem will go away. Sometimes the problem may be worse than what you think by the time you see the Doctor/Health Care Provider.
Set up a schedule for your yearly or bi-annual physical exam.
Make a list of what you want done or what your concerns are prior to going to your Doctor/Health Care Provider.
Feel free to discuss with them even the most intimate items that may be of concern to you, even if it pertains to you only or through association with your partner.
Have routine STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) screening and use protection when having intercourse.