75 Ways to Keep You and Your Family Healthy

By , By WomansDay.com Staff

Since 1937, we've spoken to thousands of healthcare experts to get the best, most timely advice (and so much of it still applies today). Here, the top tips you need to protect the well-being of everyone you love—including your pet!

Your Health

You know how they say you can't love anyone else unless you love yourself? Same goes for your health. If you want the rest of your family to take care of themselves, you have to lead by example. Here's how:

September 2007

Work out three to four times a week. Exercise counters the drop of HDL ("good") cholesterol levels that can happen as you get older.

May 1978

Examine your breasts regularly so you know how they feel at different times of the month and will notice any changes.

August 2004

Get 20 minutes of sunscreen-free sun exposure two or three times a week to keep vitamin D levels normal. D helps build bone, protects against high blood pressure and more.

November 2010

Starting at age 45, get screened for diabetes at least every three years. Ask your doctor if you need to get tested sooner if you have risk factors such as a family history of the disease, excess weight, gestational diabetes or polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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A little old, a little new. All in all some good info. Report
I do some of them. Report
I never knew exactly how much sun was adequate for Vitamin D production. Thanks for THAT info in particular. I will work that into each week. Report
Overall I liked most of this except that it seems focused towards women with the part about self examination. Sparkpeople editors please realize that men also read these blogs as well and keep it more generic to both genders. I don't do breast exams and not one doctor has advised me to do such thankfully. Report
I read Dr. Mercola's advice on his web site. He's been a guest of Dr. Oz now four times. Report
Exercise, sunshine, dr visits, doing all...... Report
Thanks for the tips Report
I will do..Thx Report
exercize,sun shine, Dr.visits yes. Report
I am trying!! Report
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