Preventive Health is best described as warding off diseases. It is the process of making small regular decisions and taking positive action on health, diet, relationships, exercise and lifestyle.These actions give your body the best chance of remaining free from disease.
The most important part of preventive health care is maintaining good health habits. This includes:
- Avoiding alcohol use or using it in moderation.
- Avoiding smoking and drug abuse
- Controlling any diseases or disorders such as high blood pressure, diabetes or high levels of cholesterol in the blood
- Controlling weight
- Getting daily exercise
- Getting proper nutrition