Most people are fairly healthy, but as we age, we are faced with challenges, choices and risks specifically in relation to food, alcohol, tobacco and inactive lifestyles. Unfortunately, the common result of these choices is obesity, physical inactivity, tobacco use, alcohol abuse and unhealthy diets. All of these things contribute to today’s epidemic of heart attacks and strokes, cancers, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and other diseases.
The good news is that it’s possible to reduce your risk by adjusting your lifestyle and taking better care of yourself.
Is self-care hard to do? Absolutely – some elements definitely are, such as quitting smoking. Small steps in a positive direction are the best way to achieve long-lasting results.
If you are a patient of the Temagami Family Health Team and would like to see our dietitian, our mental health worker, our respiratory therapist or one of our primary care providers, please feel free to call the office at (705) 569-3244 to schedule an appointment.
Preventative Health Care – the Easiest Way to Protect Your Future!