May 2018 | Health Newsletter | Wellness vs Illness

    17 May 2018

    Dr Maurits Kruger:


    Many of us only wait until the point where we’re already sick before making an appointment to visit a doctor, but what if we were more proactive about our health and took preventative measures to create wellness as opposed to treating illness?

    Creating wellness via a healthy lifestyle can help us avoid many of today’s most prevalent chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Treating these conditions as a disease often only manages the symptoms rather than offer a cure.

    However, making positive lifestyle choices and taking preventative measures can go a long way to averting them.

    Creating wellness can also dramatically improve your quality of life and lead to better energy levels, increased resistance to stress, a better mood and a general feeling of wellbeing.

    There are four essential pillars of a healthy lifestyle and neglecting even just one can have a significant impact on your health. They are a healthy diet, lots of good quality sleep, stress management and exercise.

    Read more in the May Health Renewal article: Creating Wellness vs Treating Illness

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