“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Your family physician will tell you this quaint, time-honored expression has a lot of merit. And that’s why your doctor would love to see you develop the simple daily health habits that help prevent the sort of maladies he’ll have to treat if you don’t.
Eat right… exercise regularly… drink your water and take your vitamins. These are simple things anyone can (and everyone should) do.
But don’t forget to make sure you’re getting enough sleep, too.
In the past, the medical profession often ignored the power of a good night’s sleep in helping prevent disease, and in creating better health in patients of all ages. But these days, your family health practitioner is “wide awake” to the benefits of good sleep habits for his patients.
Most experts agree: you need about eight hours of good sleep, every night. You may have heard that before… and maybe since you were a kid. It turns out to be true!
Studies have shown that people who get less than 6-7 hours of sleep every night are much more vulnerable to disease and poorer overall health.
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