Healthy habits can help prevent disease and other negative health outcomes, contributing to a longer and more enjoyable life for you and your loved ones. Here you will find national and local resources for living a healthy lifestyle and to help you prevent health problems that you may be at risk for.
Prevention can include things like your yearly wellness exams, healthy eating, and keeping up a healthy level of activity for your individual needs but it can also be avoiding unhealthy products and behaviors that contribute to negative health outcomes.
Of course there are habits that are healthy for everyone but understanding the whole picture your health, including family medical history, will help determine what kinds of preventive medicine and healthy lifestyle habits are more important for you than for other people. Some people have higher health risks than others depending on age, medical history, environment, etc.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Sleep Education Resource, featuring the Sleep Health & Wellness Blog, Sleep Product Guide, and information on sleep disorders, patient support, telemedicine and more.
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.
Two out of three Alaska adults are now overweight or obese. About one out of three Alaska children is overweight or obese. Play Every Day increases public awareness about the health risks of childhood obesity and the importance of physical activity and choosing healthy drinks to prevent and reduce obesity.
Functional Medicine looks for the root cause of disease and addresses lifestyle modifications to enhance personal wellness. Get to know our own local Functional Medicine Clinic, led by Rob Downey, MD and Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Provider.