A review of the Texas government’s healthcare programs published recently in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Dallas Morning News highlights the need for preventative healthcare to maintain overall health. Providing the best preventative healthcare for our patients is one of Village Health Partners’ top priorities, and our participation in programs like Project Access-Collin County (PACC) also aims to improve preventative healthcare access.
The best way to enjoy long term health is through regular, preventative healthcare for medical issues including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular problems. Here are the top four preventative healthcare tips recommended by your family doctors at Village Health Partners:
- Limit sugar and processed foods. Look for foods high in minerals and vitamins like fruits and vegetables for a balanced, nutrient-dense diet.
- Sleep more. Not getting enough sleep puts the immune system at risk of infections and increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart problems.
- Exercise regularly. Just 30 minutes of aerobic exercise and light to moderate weight training a couple days a week boosts the cardiovascular system, assists in weight management and reduces stress.
- Get an annual health checkup. Regular checkups allow health risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes to be identified early and treated the most effectively. For children, regular checkups are important to keep immunizations up to date and track their growth and development.
Ask your doctor about the preventative healthcare options that are best for you and your family. We look forward to answering your healthcare questions!
About Village Health Partners: Village Health Partners is a Plano family medicine provider. Village Health Partners is committed to improving your health by focusing on prevention and overall wellness. Our family medicine physicians and staff are here to get you back on track. From well child, well woman, physical exams, weight loss/management, flu shots, and urgent care needs, to more complex health issues including cardiology and physical medicine. Find out more at VillageHealthPartners.com and connect with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VillageHealthPartners.