Livewell Minute: General Health

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Our desire is not only to live longer, but enjoy life with as few health problems as possible. While family history plays a part, there are a few things we can do.

Diet is a big factor. That means eating proper amounts to control your weight and choosing the right things to eat.  Drinking water also matters.  Eight glasses a day is usually recommended to keep your body operating normally.

It's recommended everyone gets moving each day.  All it takes is a little creativity, like parking farther away, pretending the elevator's out, or simply talking a stroll.  And see your doctor at least once a year to see how your body's doing and what you can do to live stronger and longer.

To achieve your wellness goals, UnityPoint  Health - Des Moines is here to help, from our hospitals to your home.