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By Mayo Clinic Staff, May 10, 2018, 1:15:27PMThe following is an excerpt from Mayo Clinic’s “The Ultimate Guide to Getting Well, From the Start.”
It’s that time of year again, which means we’re taking a look back at some of the biggest health stories from around the globe, with a focus on our favorite countries, from South Korea to Brazil.
We have more than 30 health stories on this list that we’re highlighting, from the rise of cancer in China to the rise in obesity in the U.S. To learn more about the topics that matter to you, visit our stories section.
But first, let’s take a look at the best ways to get better and how you can do so.1.
Get your cholesterol checked in advance2.
Talk to your doctor about smoking and diet3.
Get a blood test to see if you have diabetes or high blood pressure4.
Make sure you have a heart-healthy diet5.
Talk with your doctor and nurse about the proper use of antibiotics to treat your infection6.
Start your monthly wellness checkup7.
Ask a nurse what is the best way to keep your teeth clean8.
Go for a swim at least once a week9.
Take the stairs at least twice a week10.
Take a bike ride every dayIf you’re looking for a new way to boost your fitness or weight loss, here are a few of the best practices.1) Get your statins checked in the fall.
Statins are a type of blood-thinning drug that is used to treat cholesterol-related diseases, including high blood cholesterol.
They can lower your blood pressure, help you lose weight, and reduce the chance of developing type 2 diabetes.
The most effective statin for cholesterol control is also the most expensive.
Statin-free pills can cost as much as $1,000 a year.
They’re also one of the few medicines you can take for free.2) Talk to a doctor if you’re having problems getting the right type of exercise.
You might be experiencing trouble getting the proper exercise you need to feel fit.3) Use the right supplements to help you get in shape4) Get the right blood tests to help find out what’s causing your condition.
If you need more advice about your symptoms or treatments, ask your doctor or nurse for advice on getting treatment.
You may also want to talk to your health care provider about the right treatment.5) Start your daily wellness checkups in the spring.
You’ll want to take them in the weeks leading up to your major physical events.
The best time to do this is the summer months, when you’re getting stronger and are more likely to be able to do more vigorous exercise.
Make your checkups a part of your regular routine.6) Get a cholesterol test in the winter.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that cholesterol be checked in your blood at least monthly, with the goal of lowering your blood cholesterol level to less than 110.
A test for triglycerides, the fat that builds up in your body, can help you see how much of the fat is from your blood and how much is from other sources.
It also can be used to monitor the levels of some medications, like statins, that can lower cholesterol.7) Make sure your diet is healthy.
Make healthy food choices that are high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts.
Make yourself eat healthy meals throughout the day, even if it’s just to make sure you don’t overeat.
Make healthy lifestyle choices and take steps to get in tune with your mood and moods.8) Start a daily exercise routine.
A new study out of the University of California at Davis found that regular physical activity can lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer in people.
The study looked at more than 3 million adults over 40 and found that physical activity was linked to a decreased risk of death from any cause, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes.9) Get some exercise and keep your blood sugar levels under control.
You can try using a weight-loss program to lose weight or keep it off until you are healthier.
For some people, this may mean sticking with it for a while, even up to two years.10) Get tested for diabetes and heart disease.
It’s important to know that diabetes is a disease of the pancreas.
It can cause your blood to become sticky, and it can lead to blood clots.
It usually is diagnosed when blood tests show elevated blood sugar or blood tests that don’t look normal.
Your doctor can order a test for diabetes to check your glucose levels.
If you do have diabetes, you can get a blood glucose test to check the level of your blood glucose.
If your blood tests are normal