Your health

Your health is one of your most valuable assets

Being healthy should be a goal in itself, but it’s not always easy when you have so many other obligations to meet and tasks to accomplish. It seems like there is always something else that needs to be done. But taking care of your health is important. You become your own greatest treasure as you learn to take care of yourself in order to become the best, healthiest you!

Whether you are a man or a woman, young or old, you’ll find in-depth information about specific health issues. Click on one of the links below to get started!

Tips to keep you healthy for life

  • Don’t smoke. For help on how to quit smoking, visit http://www.womenshealth.gov/quit-smoking/index.cfm.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Move more. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise as many days as you can.
  • Eat a variety of foods for a healthy diet.
  • Get enough calcium and vitamin D every day.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink it in moderation. Don’t drink if you are pregnant or underage. Learn the signs of alcohol misuse at www.familydoctor.org; get help at www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/links/help.aspx.
  • Don’t use illegal drugs or misuse medication.
  • Talk to your health care provider about any health concerns or issues you may have.
  • Have a reproductive life plan.
  • Get routine exams and screenings. Check out www.womenshealth.gov for the most recent recommendations.
  • Make sure you get all necessary vaccinations.
  • Make some time for yourself; try to reduce the amount of stress in your life.
  • Sleep well. Try to get seven to nine hours of sleep every night.
  • Apply sunscreen every day and avoid the sun during midday when its rays are strongest.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Wear a seatbelt and drive safely.
  • Take a multivitamin with 400 mcg of folic acid every day!
Revised: February 27, 2013

This web site is designed for informational use only; it is not designed to give advice, diagnose, cure or treat any medical condition you may have. If you have any questions about your health, please contact your health care provider.