Make sen­si­ble choices

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - Healthy Living -

Be proac­tive and talk to your doc­tor about your medicine op­tions. For ex­am­ple, some peo­ple can avoid med­i­ca­tion and lower their blood pres­sure suf­fi­ciently with in­creased ex­er­cise and healthy eat­ing. Los­ing weight and be­ing phys­i­cally ac­tive can pre­vent or de­lay the on­set of di­a­betes and re­duce os­teoarthri­tis pain. Ask your doc­tor, “Is what I’m tak­ing the best for me? Are there any other treat­ment choices I could try? Should I con­sider coun­selling or lifestyle changes, per­haps to ac­tiv­ity lev­els, sleep, weight or diet?” Don’t just stop any medicine with­out first dis­cussing it with your GP.

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