No one likes going to the doctor. Not only does it involve having to lose time from work, but it costs money and usually involves having to take some kind of medicine, get prodded by a cold instrument, or having to get a shot.
While sometimes life isn’t always predictable and you can’t control whether you get into an accident or life simply throws you a curveball, you can take a certain amount of precautions to lessen your chances of having to go to the doctor. Here are some of the most effective ways you stay healthy and out of the doctor’s office.
Preventative care is one of the most underrated forms of medication in the united states. It seems like everyone is ready to hand out medication once you have come down with something, but what about taking medication to avoid getting ill altogether?
Taking vitamins every day can reduce your chances of falling ill considerably. They may cost a little bit of money but in the long run they cost less than the price of taking time off of work and having to see the doctor. Try doing a little research on what daily multivitamin is best for you, and remember that eating healthy is also another form of getting your vitamins in!
Wash Your Hands
Germs are everywhere all day long. Every time you touch something that has been touched by more than one person you are exposing yourself to viruses and illnesses. Make it a habit to wash your hand several times a day, ideally once an hour if you are moving from place to place.
Avoid contact with your eyes and mouth when using public transportation and consider carrying around a portable anti bacterial gel to have on hand when you don’t have soap and water.
Be More Cautious
It goes without saying that if you practice a more cautious lifestyle you will be less likely to injure yourself. Remember to put on your seatbelt when driving, look both ways before crossing the road, and wear a helmet.
These safety reminders may seem irritating but they can reduce your chances of getting injured considerably.
Avoid Smoking and Drinking In Excess
When you expose your body to toxic chemicals regularly, your immune system becomes weak and victim to illnesses.
Drinking and smoking in excess makes your organs run less effectively and causes fatigue. From headaches to dehydration, to causing you to make less than prudent decisions which can lead to injury. Instead of doing these things in excess, try to limit them to less often and you will notice a huge difference in your overall health.