It isn’t always easy to be healthy in today’s world, and every individual has his or her own approach to living a healthier life. The key is to find out what works best for you, to stick with it, and seek help when you need it. At iCare Telemedicine & Nursing Concierge Inc, we take pride in helping our patients experience the best quality of life possible. Our specialists encourage every patient to stay up to date on all screenings and routine healthcare visits, as well as taking steps to preserve your health outside of our office. Here are some of our top recommendations to preserving health and wellness:

Stay active
Maintaining a daily exercise routine is important when it comes to wellness. Morning walks around the block, nightly jogs around the neighborhood, yoga, strength training, and weightlifting are safe ways to keep fit. Regular exercise is not only good for your body but also for the state of your mental health.

Eat a well-balanced diet
A heart-healthy well-balanced diet filled with plenty of fruits and vegetables will curb those unhealthy snack habits and help you maintain a healthy weight. Plan your snacks ahead of time so you don’t graze on unhealthy snacks out of boredom.

Check-in with yourself
Pay attention to your mental health and find healthy ways to reduce your stress levels. Carve out more “me time” during the week. Enjoy time outdoors, read a good book, meditate, journal, listen to music that uplifts you, or watch a movie. Reach out for help if your stress is overwhelming your day-to-day activities. During these times, the lack of socialization and togetherness can be stressful and have a negative impact on your mental health, so be sure to keep in contact with friends and loved ones to maintain your mental wellness.

Practice healthy sleep habits
Sleep deprivation can quickly become a slippery slope that will take a toll on your mind, body, and spirit. Practice good sleep habits by following a nightly routine before bed and stay consistent, even on the weekends. Though sleep requirements vary from person to person, aiming for 7 hours of sleep each night will help you feel rested and refreshed in the morning.

Schedule an appointment
As mentioned before, talk to your healthcare provider about a wellness exam and other preventive screenings you can undergo to ensure your health. Regular screenings and exams are important as they help doctors to identify problems before they start, giving your chances for treatment a better success rate.

Reflecting often on your health goals can help you stay motivated so you can become the healthiest version of yourself possible. During your appointment we will review your health and lifestyle habits as well as any concerns you may have about your overall wellness. For more information about our services or to schedule your appointment, contact us today at (909) 325-0190.