Lifetime Personal Health

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  • Healthy 20's

    Healthy 20's
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    Healthy living in my 20's (Healthy Tips)

    Health Tips:
    -Eat a healthy diet to reduce your risk for heart disease
    -Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight by limiting fast foods and processed foods and eating
    plenty of fruits and vegetables
    -Do not smoke or use tobacco products
    -Avoid illegal substances and drink alcohol only in moderation (no more than 2 drinks per day for men, 1 for women)
    -Get enough sleep
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    20's (Health care & Concern)

    Health Care:
    -Have a medical check-up at least every 2 years
    -Have clinical testicular exams
    -Have a dental exam and cleaning every 6 to 12 months
    -See a dermatologist as recommended to screen for skin cancer
    -Get regular comprehensive eye exams
    -Have recommended immunizations Special Concerns
    -If you are sexually active, talk to your health care provider about
    contraception, safer sex, sexually transmitted diseases, STD prevention and HIV screening.
    -Take care of your mental health
  • Healthy 30's

    Healthy 30's
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    Healthy living in my 30's (Healthy Tips)

    Healthy Tips:
    -Maintain a healthy weight. Metabolism slows down with age and beginning in our 30s
    -it's important to eat a healthy diet, including plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein and low- or nonfat dairy products
    -Find time to exercise regularly. It can help us look and feel better, improve our mood, and lower our risk for heart disease, & certain types of cancer
    -60 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week
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    30's (Health care & Concern)

    Health Care:
    -Protect yourself f rom the damaging ef f ects of the sun. Wear sunscreen
    -Use prescription and over-the-counter drugs only as directed.
    -Reduce stress.Make time for yourself and for relationships that are important to you
    -Do not smoke or use tobacco products
    -Cholesterol screening, as recommended
    -Hearing test, as recommended Special Concerns
    -Take care of your sexual and reproductive health
    -Take care of your skin
    -Take care of your back
    -Build muscle
  • Healthy 40's

    Healthy 40's
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    40's (Health care & Concern

    Health Care:
    -Physical exam (check-up)—Every 2 or 3 years
    -Blood pressure screening—Every 2 years
    -Diabetes screening
    -Testicular exam at every physical exam Special Concerns
    -The risk for arthritis, back pain and other painful conditions like tendonitis increases with age
    -You can prevent yourself from being overwhelmed
    -Men in their 40s may experience symptoms of testosterone deficiency, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, enlarged prostate) or transient erectile dysfunction
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    Healthy living in my 40's (Health Tips)

    Health Tips:
    -This is an important decade for preventing health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and many types of cancer later in life
    -Contact your health care provider if you notice changes in, or have
    questions or concerns about, your physical, mental or emotional health
    -When it comes to safety, use common sense and pay attention to laws, rules, regulations and guidelines
    -find out about your family health history—and make sure your health care providers have this information
  • Healthy 50's

    Healthy 50's
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    Healthy living in my 50's (Health Tips)

    Health Tips:
    -Pay attention to good nutrition and cut back on sodium (salt) in your diet
    -Get at least 30 – 60 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week
    -Stay in touch with friends and family members who are important to you
    -the weight gain cycle often is difficult to break—but it can be done through a diet and exercise program
    -Studies show that challenging your mind can improve brain f unction and overall health
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    50's (Health care & Concern)

    Health Care:
    -Recommendations for medical exams, screening procedures, routine tests and immunizations in your 50s vary depending on your family history, your overall health and your personal risk factors
    -Blood pressure screening—every year
    -Cholesterol screening—every 5 years
    -Colorectal cancer screening—beginning at age 50 Special Concerns:
    -Abnormal blood sugar levels
    -Changes in vision
    -Chronic pain
    -Digestive issues
    -Hair loss in men and women
    -Hearing loss
  • Healthy 60's

    Healthy 60's
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    Healthy living in my 60's (Health Tips)

    Health Tips:
    -Protect your heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in
    both men and women
    - Overweight and obesity can have a greater impact on our health—and on how we f eel—as we get older
    -see your health care provider regularly for check-ups
    - Limit processed foods and those that are high in fat and/or sugar
    -Make sure you have a smoke detector and carbon monoxide
    detector on every floor
    -Set the water heater in your home no higher than 120-130°F
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    60's (Health Care & Concern)

    Health Care:
    -Get a bone density test—at age 60 or 65
    -Colonoscopy—every 10 years beginning at age 50
    -Digital rectal exam and fecal occult blood test—every year
    -Fasting blood glucose test—at least every 3 years
    -PSAtests for prostate cancer
    -Tetanus shot—every 10 years
    -Thyroid test—every 5 years Special Concerns:
    -Learn about the warning signs f or serious medical conditions like heart attack and stroke
    -aging increases the risk for certain health problems