Our lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on our immune system and maintaining good health is vital. This report offers practical advice and tips to help you take charge of your health and well-being. Incorporating the latest research with commentary from our Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Canada, on a range of topics, including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, and the importance of social connections, this is sure to be a valuable resource for anyone looking to make a positive change in their life.
Chapter 1: Nutrition
There is a reason that nutrition is covered in the first chapter to this guide. Eating a balanced diet is essential to your health and wellbeing. It’s the fuel that powers all aspects of your body and mind.
Chapter 2: Physical Activity
When you are physically active, you're doing your overall well-being a huge favour. But how much activity do you need, and how intense should it be? Find out how to make a routine you can stick to.
Chapter 3: Sleep
In our busy lives, sleep can often take a back seat to our packed schedules and never-ending to-do lists, but not getting enough sleep can have a considerable impact on our overall health. 1
In this chapter, we will highlight how much sleep is recommended for your age, explore ways to establish healthy sleep habits, and outline common sleep problems and solutions.
Chapter 4: Stress Relief
It’s true that stress, in its many forms, is part of life. But it’s also true that stress affects people in different ways and to different degrees. When we leave stress unmanaged, whether it be related to work, family, relationships, or other issues, it can take a toll on our personal well-being.2
Chapter 5: Staying socially connected
Social connections play an important role in our overall health and well-being. In this chapter, we’ll explore how feelings of isolation and loneliness can affect your mood and health. We discuss ways to build and maintain healthy social connections.