Making Health Matter: How to Take Charge of Your Health in the Windy City

May 8, 2024

Welcome to Dr. Harper's Health Corner, your top online resource for tips on staying fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle right here in the bustling heart of Chicago, brought to you by Harper Health. In this edition, we are going to highlight what Chicagoans like yourself can do to take the reigns of your health and wellness.

Be Informed

The first step to staying healthy is to stay informed. Knowing your blood pressure, cholesterol levels and BMI, among other things, can help you understand your current health conditions and take appropriate steps to manage them. For this, you need regular checkups. Harper Health is here to provide comprehensive health services to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Bring Balance to Your Plate

An integral part of maintaining good health is eating a balanced diet. Besides helping you maintain a healthy weight, a well-balanced diet can reduce your risk of heart disease and other health conditions. Incorporating a combination of proteins, carbs, and good fats with plenty of fruits and vegetables on your plate should do the trick.

Move Your Body

Living in a fast-paced city like Chicago may make it challenging to make time for exercise. Yet, a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity each day can significantly improve your health, reduce stress levels and increase productivity. So, whether it's a brisk walk along Navy Pier, a quick run along the Lakefront Trail, or signing up for a class at your local gym, get moving!

Take a Break

Mental health is as important as physical health. A hectic lifestyle may often rob you of peace and tranquility, leading to stress and other mental health issues. It's important to take time for relaxation and mindfulness for your overall wellbeing.

Regular Sleep Patterns

Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of life. Aim for a minimum of 7-9 hours of sleep per night for an overall better health. Keep a regular sleep schedule, create a restful environment, and manage worries to help cultivate healthy sleep patterns.

Great healthcare couldn't be closer to home with Harper Health. Remember, you are your best advocate when it comes to your health. Let's all choose a healthier, happier Chicago.

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