Good medicine starts with good health. Daily hygiene, exercise, and a complete balanced diet are the keys to good health. But preventative health care is not limited to the body. The mind must be constantly stimulated with challenges and information, such as memory games, reading, and problem solving.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outline healthy eating, physically activity, taking personal health precautions, managing stress, and seeing a health care provider as baseline steps for a healthy life (www.cdc.gov). By following the guidelines for good health you become actively involved in preventative health care, which can reduce the number and costs of visits to your doctor or emergency room.