Now is the Time to Cultivate a Healthier Lifestyle

by Dr. Dana Rockey, DMD, Owner, Prescott Sleep Solutions

The state of health in the United States is alarming. For example, more than 42% of the population has obesity and six out of 10 Americans have at least one chronic disease.

A personal mission

It’s all well and good for a health care provider to tell you to exercise more, lose weight and get healthy, but these are just words. I have taken this journey myself — I adopted a healthier lifestyle. With good nutrition and exercise, I lost 50 pounds and replaced my medications.

The benefits of a healthy lifestyle

Did you know that 90% of heart disease is preventable? Or that you can reverse a prediabetes diagnosis? Whether prevention or better management of existing health conditions is your goal, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle are almost without limit.

If you find you’re in a good deal of discomfort most days, losing weight and improving your nutrition can better control system-wide inflammation in your body, which leads to less pain. Not to mention, adding exercise can help strengthen your body against pain.

Losing weight also can help treat sleep apnea, which allows you to get the restorative sleep you need. The benefits of good sleep affect every area of your body, including brain function and physical wellness.

The road to a healthy lifestyle

Find the right team of health care experts and healthy lifestyle programs to help you with such programs as the L.E.A.N. Lifestyle, which stands for lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition.

By tackling each of these areas, you can eat your way to better health, exercise for energy and strength, and reduce stress so you have far less anxiety in your life.