At Tri-County Orthopedics, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their health goals, maintain or regain the ability to do what they love, and get the most out of life.
As part of that dedication, we’ve compiled some helpful resources for those looking to optimize their health and live life to the fullest by minimizing their risk for injury, disease, and other conditions.
The first step to having a long-term healthy lifestyle is making daily choices for a better mind and body to avoid preventable health problems that limit your life.
Tobacco use is responsible for a wide range of serious health problems, compromising the tobacco user’s respiratory system, heart health, and even bone strength. After quitting, former tobacco users start to experience a number of health and lifestyle benefits, including:
- Easier breathing
- Improved circulation
- Normal blood pressure
- Renewed sense of smell and taste
In the long term, staying tobacco-free helps patients live longer and decreases their risk of getting cancer and other tobacco-related diseases and conditions.
For help with quitting tobacco, call the free, multilingual, and confidential New Jersey Quitline at 1-866-NJSTOPS (1-866-657-8677).
From heart disease, diabetes, and weight-related conditions to osteoporosis, degenerative diseases, and muscular injuries, dietary choices can help to either cause or prevent a myriad of issues.
Diet and nutrition play a major role in physical and mental health. Even small changes in eating habits and nutritional supplementation can boost your energy and vitality, improve your sense of well-being, stabilize your mood, and help your immune system to resist illness and infection.
Eating a large variety of fresh foods and emphasizing proteins, healthy carbohydrates, and good fats while limiting harmful food additives, refined sugars, heavily processed foods, and empty calories will help address or prevent many medical problems. A balanced, nutritious diet provides great short-term and long-term benefits to keep you moving.
Learn more at www.eatright.org.
Your mental health affects your overall well-being, including moods, thoughts, body, energy, and emotions, and mental illnesses are common, treatable health conditions. Whether you’re living with mental illness or facing other mental health trials, know that you can feel better and that, ultimately, you are in charge of your wellness.
When managing your mental health or the mental health of a loved one, please consider the following recommendations:
- Attend a support group, which is free, confidential, and can help you better understand yourself
- Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly
- Engage in talk therapy, which can be helpful to work through feelings and learn coping skills
- Establish a consistent daily routine and sleep pattern
- Talk to your doctor about medications that can help stabilize your mood
- Track your mood changes and talk about them with your doctor
Additional Support & Resources
- International Bipolar Foundation
- National Institute of Mental Health
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Quick Reference Medication Chart
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration