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Health Optimization 101: Strategies, Systems, And Solutions

Oftentimes, people do an appraisal of their life and realize that one of the reasons they are unhappy or unproductive pertains to lackluster health. If you’ve recently drawn this conclusion, now is the perfect time to make lifestyle changes that will lead to greater health. Below you’ll find just a few strategies you can implement now to begin seeing substantive improvements in your mind and body:

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1. Eat Whole Foods.

One of the primary reasons that individuals find themselves experiencing unwanted health issues pertains to their eating habits. Unfortunately, most Americans eat a wide range of unhealthy items on a regular basis. This can include anything from candy bars to hot dogs to hamburgers. Some of the unwanted outcomes that result from regular consumption of nutritionally vacuous foods include mood instability, weight gain, and increased susceptibility to conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. To avoid these conditions and promote health, consider the value of eliminating all processed foods from your diet and regularly consuming whole foods such as fruits and vegetables.

2. Exercise Regularly.

Exercising regularly is one of the most effective ways to fight disease and promote health. For example, working out consistently helps fight weight gain and also promotes mood stability through the release of feel good hormones such as serotonin. Exercise can also improve appearance and coordination, thereby boosting self-esteem. There are numerous forms of physical activity you can engage in to achieve these results, and some of them include swimming, riding your bike, or playing a sport such as football or basketball.

3. Get Rid Of Any Existing Health Issues You May Have.

One final strategy that can empower you to get healthy is resolving any existing health issues that may be holding you back. For example, if you’re currently experiencing vertigo, it’s important to locate a trained professional who can provide you with the diagnostic care and other services necessary to restore your physical and mental health. If you’re looking for a chiropractor for vertigo , consider consulting with the professionals of Corazon Clinic.

Conclusion

Three techniques that can help you improve your mental and physical health are discussed above. Begin incorporating these techniques into your life now so you can lead the energized, exciting life you deserve to have.

Be Responsible Pet Owners

In celebration of Rabies Awareness Month, the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Agriculture (DA), renew their commitment to end the rabies disease through a campaign to increase awareness about rabies prevention. The theme this year is “Makiisa sa barangayan kontra rabies, maging responsableng pet owner.”

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Rabies is a vaccine preventable viral disease, yet more than 59,000 people die from this disease annually. In the Philippines, it is considered a public health problem as it is one of the most acutely fatal infection, responsible for the deaths of at least 200 Filipinos each year. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 99% of all rabies transmissions are from dogs.

“Prevention is key in eliminating the Rabies disease. 99% of all rabies transmissions to humans are from dogs. Be a responsible pet owner and vaccinate your pets. This is the most cost-effective strategy to prevent rabies,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III stated.

The partnership with DA, Department of Interior Local Government (DILG), Local Government Units (LGUs) and the private sector, aims to strengthen the prevention campaign to avoid unnecessary deaths due to rabies. The campaign focuses on responsible pet ownership and vaccine availability at established Animal Bite Treatment Centers.

“We have made great strides in eliminating rabies particularly in the Visayas region where a number of provinces were declared rabies-free. Let us continue this positive trend and work together towards completely eradicating this deadly disease. It is my hope to declare Philippines a rabies-free country by 2030,” the health chief concluded.

Rabies is acquired from virus in saliva entering a bite wound caused by an infected animal, usually a rabid dog. The severity of the bite determines the risk of infection. The disease does not usually spread from man to man. (Source)

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Important things to observe during the rainy season

Credit: People’s Tonight Editorial Cartoon 06-10-18; NVT

Water

  • Make sure drinking water is from a safe source.
  • When in doubt, boil water for 2 minutes or longer, or chlorinate drinking water to make it safe.

Food

  • Food should be well-cooked.
  • Leftovers should be covered and kept away from household pests.
  • Food waste should be disposed of properly.

Clothing

  • Keep yourself dry and warm.

Others

  • Consult a doctor at once if you, or any household member, have any sign or symptom of infection. This will help prevent the spread of infection in the evacuation area.
  • Common infections or diseases that may spread in an evacuation area include coughs and colds; acute gastroenteritis; skin and eye infections; measles; dengue; leptospirosis; and hepatitis A.
  • Do not allow children to wade in floodwaters to avoid diseases, such as leptospirosis.
  • Dispose all waste properly.
  • Maintain personal hygiene. Always wash your hands before and after eating and using the toilet.
  • Put safety first. Stay away from hanging wires and unstable structures.

Typhoons

  • Typhoons (tropical cyclones), also known as bagyo, hit the country around 19 times in a typical year. Typhoons bring strong winds and heavy rains resulting in flooding, great damage to crops, houses and buildings, and death due to accidents. Climate change affects the increase in the intensity of typhoons.

Coping with Typhoons Preparations for Typhoon

  • Tune into the radio or TV, or log on to the Internet, for regular updates on the weather.
  • Have an emergency kit ready. Fill a watertight box/container with canned goods, soda crackers, bottled water, and other ready-to-eat, non-perishable food items. Include a flashlight with extra batteries, transmitter radio with battery, mobile phone, blanket, and clothing.

During Strong Winds and Heavy Rains

  • Watch out for falling debris (roof tiles, signs, GI sheets, tree branches, etc.)
  • When inside the house or building, do not stay near the windows and watch out for broken glass.
  • Unplug all electrical appliances.
  • Do not get close to the riverbank or seashore.

During Floods

  • Evacuate to a higher ground.
  • Secure children on a higher ground or on a flotation device.
  • Wear a protective head gear or helmet while evacuating.
  • Use a rope to secure yourself.
  • Carry the elderly or sick on your back.
  • Watch out for open manholes or side ditches. Use a stick to check the safety around your feet when walking on flooded areas.
  • Call for Help Emergency: 911

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