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Healthy Lifestyle Management

Central Jersey Family Physicians

Family Medicine & Developmental Disability Specialists located in East Brunswick, NJ

Why wait until health issues arise to see a doctor? With the healthy lifestyle management services available at Central Jersey Family Physicians, you can take a proactive approach to protect your well-being. To work with a doctor like Michelle Tomlinson-Phelan, DO, or Catherine Schiano, DO, who will take an interest in your health before there are any conditions to treat, call the office in East Brunswick, New Jersey.

Healthy Lifestyle Management Q & A

Why is a healthy lifestyle important?

Since childhood, you’ve heard about the importance of eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. But do all of these steps really matter? Is it enough to make healthy choices only when it’s convenient?

Leading a consistently healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to defend against a wide range of chronic diseases. In fact, many of the most common diseases today are completely preventable with lifestyle changes. Some of the diseases you can defend against with healthful choices include:

  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Certain types of cancer

If you want to be proactive about staying healthy, making the right lifestyle choices is key. But that begs the question: which lifestyle choices are right for your body and your overall health?

What is a healthy lifestyle?

You probably have a solid overview of some of the components of a healthy lifestyle, like eating enough vegetables and exercising on a regular basis. But leading your healthiest life may also include stress management, weight management, getting screened for health conditions, and adopting a regular sleep schedule.  

Your body may need something different from your other family members or friends to stay healthy. Your Central Jersey Family Physician works with you to develop a personalized healthy lifestyle management plan so you have actionable steps you can take to protect your health.  

What does healthy lifestyle management include?

At Central Jersey Family Physicians, healthy lifestyle management is rooted in a customized wellness plan your doctor builds for you. It might include:

  • Nutrition plan complete with meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists
  • Exercise plan, often with customized exercise videos
  • Stress management techniques
  • Weight management program
  • Sleep schedule and sleep tips
  • Smoking cessation program

The components of your healthy lifestyle management plan are tailored to your body’s needs. Following it allows you to be proactive about your health, defending your body against a wide range of the most common diseases. 

If you’re ready to get started with healthy lifestyle management, call Central Jersey Family Physicians.