Advertisement

Prevention Is The Best Medicine: How To Protect Your Body From Illness And Disease

Prevention is always better than a cure. By taking a few simple steps to protect your health and prevent disease you can live a longer and happier life with the extra piece of mind that comes from better health. Here are some easy ways for anyone to protect their body and prevent disease.

Health Screening

There are many ways to prevent illness and disease, but health screening has many added benefits. Using the latest screening technology, like Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines and Computed Tomography (CT) scanners, you can perform a full health check. Think of it like an MOT for your body.

Advertisement
Advertisement

At Echelon Health, you can have a complete health check-up by an experienced medical team and learn more about your body. This is great for giving you a baseline for your health you can use to make targeted improvements to your body. It can also spot early warning signs of a number of illnesses and diseases, helping you to prevent unknown health issues from developing further.

Let Food By Thy Medicine

The oldest treatment for illness, and the best way to prevent disease, is through diet. What you eat has a huge impact on your health. For a positive impact, you need to eat a healthy and balanced diet. This does not mean forgoing your favourites or avoiding rich or fatty foods at all times, just moderating your diet and controlling your calorie intake.

Advertisement
Advertisement

The simplest way to improve your health and prevent disease is with nutrition. Protect yourself from disease with a sensible diet that avoids processed foods and products that are high in sugar and fat. Eat more fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats.

Regular Exercise

Paired with a sensible diet, this is not only a good way to lose excess weight it can also protect your body from illness and disease. Exercise strengthens the heart. The heart pumps oxygenated blood around the body, and your oxygen levels are crucial to good health in the body and its vital organs.

Keeping fit and exercising also reduces blood sugar levels and helps insulin to be more effective in the body, This can prevent diabetes and in some cases, even work to reverse its effects in diabetics. Not only does regular exercise have many physical health benefits it is also beneficial to mental health too.

Control Your Vices

Advertisement
Advertisement

Smoking, drinking, and overeating are the biggest causes of disease and death in human beings across the world. Smoking in particular causes many chronic diseases, and not just in the lungs or mouth. It has been connected to a number of other cancers around the body and can affect the digestive system.

Reducing your alcohol intake is incredibly beneficial to your body. Not only do most alcoholic beverages contain a lot of calories, mostly as sugars, but they can also stress and strain the body as it recovers from them.

Just one or two of these steps could prevent disease and illness and protect your body. Though they may seem small, they can have a huge positive impact on your health. Make these changes today, and you will see the huge difference they make to how you look and feel.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement