Tuesday, October 21, 2014

5 Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

Dr. Allen Mask was the keynote speaker at a recent conference. He made 5 suggestions for a healthy lifestyle.

1. Update Vaccinations

TDP (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis)
Hepatitis A and B

2. Get your Annual Screenings

Men -  PSA at age 50 ( Prostate Specific Antigen blood test)
Women -  Mammograms
Abdominal ultrasound at age 65
Eye exams
Executive blood panel
Skin exams
Colonoscopy starting at age 50

3. Normalize your Weight

Body mass index should be 25 or less
Men's waist measurement should be less than 40 inches
Women's waist should be less than 35 inches

Get Regular Dental Care

4. Take care of your teeth and gums

Practice Safety during Household Chores

5. Be safe

Use bike helmets
Use seat belts
Use eye protection
Use precautions with firearms
Place fire extinguishers throughout your home
Use detectors for carbon monoxide, smoke, and radon
Learn CPR
Avoid falls that lead to hip fractures

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