Towards Better Health

American Medical Association (AMA) issued a statement of 7 health recommendations for better health before the beginning of this year. I strongly believe that everybody should follow these simple recommendations and posting it for the benefit of my patients.

The AMA’s seven recommendations for a healthier new year, include the following:

1. Limit your consumption of beverages with added sugar

2. Know your risk for type 2 diabetes—take the self-screening test at DoIHavePrediabetes.org

3. Be more physically active—every healthy adult 18 to 65 years of age needs at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity five days per week, or 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity three days a week

4. Reduce your intake of processed food and added sodium

5. If consuming alcohol, do so in moderation as defined by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans—up to one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men, and only by adults of legal drinking age

6. Talk with your doctor about tobacco use and quit

7. Declare your home and car smoke free to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke