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.