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