Health Experts Share Advice They Follow for Their Good Health

What to avoid for good health

They practice what they preach—health experts who follow their own advice for others’ good health. Here is what they have to say that is important to them in maintaining their good health.

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According to Reuters’ Health Watch, health experts at the top of their respective fields do more than just dole out health advice to their patients—they follow their own advice as well because they see firsthand what disease can do to the body, and what can be done to prevent it.

Here is a Reuters Health Watch video on what these experts had to say:

Avoidance Tips for Good Health

Avoidance tip #1: Avoid prolonged sun exposure. You do not have to go so far as to stay away from the beach in order to avoid developing melanoma, but you do have to take the proper precautions. Here are some past articles that can make your sun experience remain a fun and healthy one:

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Avoidance tip #2: Avoid a smoking habit (or quit right now). Studies show that over 50% of all smokers will die as a direct result of their smoking habit. While many equate smoking deaths only with those who develop lung cancer, the fact is that smoking can lead to several other fatal conditions such as emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, liver disease, pneumonia, cardiovascular disease, a wide range of cancers, Crohn’s disease, asthma, peptic ulcers and diabetes. Here are some past articles that can help you to stop smoking:

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Avoidance tip #3: Avoid lower back pain. Lower back pain can be debilitating and lead to a dependence on pills to alleviate the pain. One of the most common causes of lower back pain is sitting too long hunched forward at a computer. Here are some recommended articles on what you can do to avoid lower back pain:

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Avoidance tip #4: Avoid multivitamins and other supplements. Multivitamins and supplements are not needed if you eat a healthy, balanced diet. In fact, taking them can actually lead to poor health. Here are some articles that point out the dangers of multivitamins and other supplements:

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Avoidance tip #5: Avoid lack of sleep. The body needs rest as much as it does nutrition. However, due to work schedules, newborn babies, a troubled mind, sleep can be elusive and only add to our problems. Here are some articles about natural sleep aids that can help you regain some of that lost rest and get your body’s clock reset to a healthier sleep pattern:

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Reference: Reuters Health Watch―“What health experts do to stay healthy.”

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