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5 Steps to Wellness August 11, 2017

Ladysmith, Rusk
5 Steps to Wellness, Ladysmith, Wisconsin

Leading a healthy lifestyle doesn’t necessarily mean having to make dramatic changes to your life. In fact, Rusk County Memorial Hospital & Clinic at Riverside says that by following a few guidelines, you can improve your physical health and mental health dramatically. The list below highlights some of the most important — and simplest — ways to minimize health risks and boost your body.   

5 Health-Boosting Tips From Primary Care Providers    

1. Make Your Annual Appointments  

Even when you feel healthy, it’s a good idea to schedule annual physical exams with a primary care doctor. During these visits, you can check-in on your vital health measurements and address any concerns you may have. If you’re displaying early signs of a health condition, your doctor can diagnosis it during these visits and provide treatment to minimize further damage to the body.

2. Mix Up Your Meals

Cutting out sugars and bad fats can be a good start to healthy living, but it’s important to also add a variety of nutritious foods to your diet. By mixing up the types of veggies, fruits, grains, and protein you eat, you can make sure your body is getting the necessary nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

3. Enhance Your Exercise

primary careExercise about 30 minutes a day to get your heart rate up and improve circulation, boost mental health, and enhance your immunity. Keeping excess weight off can also help you avoid a wide variety of conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.

4. Rest Regularly

Losing out on quality sleep on a regular basis can have a detrimental effect on your health by reducing your alertness, weakening your immune system, and contributing to stress. To make sure your body gets the healing slumber it needs, get seven to nine hours of sleep a night.  

5. Mind Your Mental Health  

Poor mental health can contribute to weight gain, fatigue, sleeplessness, muscle tension, and low immunity. If you experience signs of a chronic mental health condition, seek help from a trusted specialist. It’s also important to reduce daily stress and anxiety by taking the time to relax.

When embracing healthy habits and adjusting your path to wellness, it’s important to know that you don’t have to face the challenge alone. Turn to the primary care providers at Rusk County Memorial Hospital & Clinic at Riverside. They offer a wide range of resources and expertise to help you heal and thrive. Learn more about their services at or call (715) 532-5561 to schedule a convenient appointment.

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