Day 335 of 365

NCDs Prevention. DOs-Get regular health screenings

High blood pressure and high cholesterol can damage your heart and blood vessels. But without testing for them, you probably won’t know whether you have these conditions. Regular screening can tell you what your numbers are and whether you need to take action.

Maintain a healthy weight and be physically active

Maintaining a healthy weight might lower the risk of various types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, prostate, lung, colon and also helps you prevent NCDS in general.

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Get vaccinated
Cancer prevention includes protection from certain viral infections. Talk to your doctor about vaccination against:Hepatitis B AND Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Consider taking low-dose aspirin.
Men who take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs appear to have a lower risk of colon cancer and possibly prostate cancer.
Get enough quality sleep
Sleep deprivation can do more than leave you yawning throughout the day; it can harm your health. People who don’t get enough sleep have a higher risk of obesity, high blood pressure, heart attack, diabetes and depression.

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Exercise daily
Did you know that daily exercise can reduce all of the biomarkers of aging? This includes improving eyesight, normalizing blood pressure, improving lean muscle, lowering cholesterol, and improving bone density. If you want to live well and live longer, you must exercise! Studies show that even ten minutes of exercise makes a difference.

Control diabetes.
Diabetes makes heart disease more likely. Many people who have diabetes don’t know it. Get tested and get treated.

Manage stress and anger.
Everyone has stress, and it’s normal to get angry now and then. When stress and anger flare up, especially if it happens a lot, that’s a problem. Managing your stress and handling your anger in healthy ways puts you back in charge.

Day 338 of365

NCDs Prevention Tips

Manage stress and anger.

Everyone has stress, and it’s normal to get angry now and then. When stress and anger flare up, especially if it happens a lot, that’s a problem. Managing your stress and handling your anger in healthy ways puts you back in charge.

Be aware of the air.
People with lung diseases such as asthma and COPD need to pay particular attention to the levels of air pollution called particulates — tiny solid or liquid particles — in the environment and limit their outdoor exposure when levels are high.

Breathe deeply
If you’re like many people, you take shallow breaths from your chest area, using only a small portion of your lungs. Deep breathing helps clear the lungs and creates a full oxygen exchange.

Day 339 of 365

Ncds prevention tips

Watch portion sizes
Avoiding large portion sizes can help reduce insulin and blood sugar levels and decrease the risk of diabetes. Eating too much food at one time has been shown to cause higher blood sugar and insulin levels in people at risk of diabetes
Avoid sedentary behaviors
It’s important to avoid being sedentary if you want to prevent diabetes. Avoiding sedentary behaviors like excessive sitting has been shown to reduce your risk of getting diabetes. Observational studies have shown a consistent link between sedentary behavior and the risk of diabetes.

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Ncds prevention tips:DONT’S

Don’t use tobacco
Using any type of tobacco puts you on a collision course with cancer. Even if you don’t use tobacco, exposure to secondhand smoke might increase your risk of lung cancer.Avoiding tobacco — or deciding to stop using it — is an important part of cancer prevention.

Over eating
Consuming more calories than you burn may cause you to become overweight or obese. This increases your risk for cancer and other chronic health problems. Overeating — especially unhealthy foods — can take its toll on your digestive system. … Overeating can even impact your sleep.

Using too much salt
Excess sodium increases blood pressure because it holds excess fluid in the body, and that creates an added burden on the heart. Too much sodium will increase your risk of stroke, heart failure, osteoporosis, stomach cancer and kidney disease.

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Ncds prevention tips : DON’TS

Manage depression
When people are stressed, anxious or feeling down, they’re not apt to make the healthy choice because they’re so overwhelmed by their situation. feeling down can lead to changes that can affect your health, and not just because you may fall into habits that are bad for your health including increased stress hormones, higher levels of cortisol and higher glucose levels, blood pressure and cholesterol.

Don’t Sit a lot
Sitting or lying down for too long increases your risk of chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Too much sitting can also be bad for your mental health.

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Published by Stephen Ogweno

a global health practitioner, NCD advocate and mHealth Innovator

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