Preventative Health & Medicine

Slow Down, and Look After Your Body, Mind and Emotions.

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Six Pillars of Preventative Medicine

Almost half of all Australians have health conditions that could be prevented. Diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease account for about seven out of ten deaths in Australia and are responsible for nearly 75 percent of Australia’s health spend. Preventive medicine can help reduce these numbers and hospitalisation rates.

1. Movement

AMN - 1. Movement

Regular movement not only strengthens muscles and bones but also enhances cardiovascular health, boosts mental well-being, and improves overall mobility. Do basic exercises like:

  • Mountain climbers
  • Push-ups, pull ups and sit ups
  • Squats
  • Bike, row or run
  • Walk 7,000 steps
  • Lift weights
  • Your body weight is enough to keep you fit

2. Nutrition

AMN - 2. Nutrition

A balanced, portion controlled, and nutrient-rich diet is fundamental to healthy living. Consuming a variety of whole foods, rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, provides essential nourishment for the body. Opting for a diet abundant in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats supports optimal organ function, boosts the immune system, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases.

3. Quality Sleep

AMN - 3. Sleep

Quality sleep is essential for physical and mental restoration. 7- 9 hours uninterrupted sleep enables the body to repair tissues, consolidate memories, and regulate hormones. Chronic sleep deprivation not only impairs cognitive function and mood but also elevates the risk of developing conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Establish a consistent sleep schedule such as:

  • Stop using devices 30 minutes before bed, instead read a physical book
  • Go to bed and wake up the same time everyday
  • Last meal three hours before bed
  • Avoid alcohol or coffee

4. Stress Management

AMN - 4. Stress Management

Chronic stress can have detrimental effects on both mental and physical health. Implementing stress management techniques such as prayer, meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation exercises can mitigate the negative impact of stressors. By reducing stress levels, individuals can enhance their immune function, lower blood pressure, and decrease the risk of stress-related illnesses. Acknowledge your human and learn to deal with your emotions. You need to learn to let go, forgive others, and make peace with your past so that you can progress in life.

5. Social Connection

AMN - 5. Social Connections

Meaningful social connections are vital for emotional well-being. Engaging in positive social interactions, fostering relationships with friends and family, and participating in community activities contribute to a sense of belonging and emotional support. Strong social connections have been linked to reduced stress, improved mental health, and even increased lifespan. 90% of our decisions are influenced by our environment. Your inner circle should discuss, family, investments, success and not gossip, complain or blame others, we become what we stay around.

6. Avoid Harmful Substances

AMN - 6. Avoid Harmful Substances

Eliminating or minimising exposure to harmful substances such as tobacco, excessive alcohol, and illicit drugs is paramount. These substances not only pose immediate health risks but can lead to chronic conditions, addiction, and a decreased quality of life. Avoiding these substances safeguards vital organs, promotes mental clarity, and prevents a myriad of health issues.

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