Never take someone else’s prescribed medication. You may think you both have the same problem, but your self-diagnosis could be off track, and you run the risk of serious side effects.
Prescription drugs are a necessary and constant part of many people’s lives. It is important to follow the directions to optimize their effects and minimize their risks.
Use baby shampoo to clean cuts. It’s gentler than hydrogen peroxide which can dry out the skin and make the damage worse.
To protect your back, bend at the knees—not the waist—to lift heavy objects.
Trade your shoulder bag for a backpack, which evenly distributes the weight and lowers your risk of back pain.
Keeping a healthy weight can help you manage your blood sugar, control your blood pressure, and lower your risk for kidney disease. Being overweight puts you more at risk for diabetes and high blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about how much you should weigh. If you are overweight, losing just a few pounds can …
Sustain frequent and regular physical activity. It takes time, usually a couple of years, to get yourself to a place where you frequently and regularly engage in a good amount of physical activity.