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40 Ways to Avoid Sick Visits to the Doctor’s Office

40 Ways to Avoid the Doctor Office

Not that we don’t enjoy seeing our patients, but our first responsibility is to prevent ill health to begin with!  Here are some simple habits that can help keep you and your family out of the doctor’s office.

    1. Get 8 hours of sleep every night.
    2. Exercise at least 3 times per week.
    3. Go outside every day.
    4. Spend time with people you love.
    5. Limit processed foods.
    6. Take a walk every day.
    7. Balance your exercise between weight training, aerobics and stretching.
    8. Regularly listen to music you love.
    9. Practice random acts of kindness.
    10. Eat 2-3 servings of fruit and 3-4 servings of vegetables every day (and take your Juice Plus+).
    11. Eat locally grown foods. (Avoid the Dirty Dozen and know the Clean Fifteen.)
    12. Dance!
    13. Write in a journal regularly.
    14. Eliminate toxic personal care products. (Check to see how your brands stack up.)
    15. Connect with your Higher Power every day.
    16. Spend time with friends.
    17. Limit sugar intake.
    18. Follow your passions.
    19. Lift with your legs, not with your back.
    20. Stay hydrated.
    21. Wear comfortable shoes.
    22. Limit your alcohol consumption.
    23. Eat together as a family.
    24. Wash your hands regularly.
    25. Take your Omega-3s.
    26. Eliminate soda.
    27. Eat moderate portions.
    28. Pay attention to your posture when sitting and standing.
    29. Meditate.
    30. Practice a bedtime routine.
    31. Don’t smoke or vape.
    32. Remember to stop and take deep, mindful breaths several times a day.
    33. Eat whole grains.
    34. Do a big yearly cleanse and small seasonal ones.
    35. Do some earthing (or grounding) as often as possible. (Check out this study:
    36. Take a break and stretch every 45 minutes.
    37. Spend time in the sun, especially in the winter. (Check to choose a non-toxic sunscreen.)
    38. Warm up with light activity before exercise and remember to stretch afterwards.
    39. Use non-toxic household cleaners. (Check to see how your brands stack up or read our article to make your own with essential oils.)
    40. Visit the Salt Room to relieve symptoms of allergies, asthma, eczema, cold and flu!  Also to relieve stress!
    41. BONUS: Make sure to MAKE and KEEP your annual check-up!


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