Getting to Know Your Health.
There are many different components that make up a healthy lifestyle and nutrition is certainly at the top of that list. After all, proper nutrition is the key to achieving superior mental and physical health. What you choose to put into your body directly affects how you feel and the way your body functions each day. For optimal health, you need to make sure your body is getting the proper nutrients, which promotes growth, building new muscle tissue, and repairing body tissue. Of course, you cannot obtain all the nutrients you need from a single type of food. You need to combine a variety of items from all of the good groups in order to meet your body’s needs. This can be difficult to do, which is why there is an endless supply of vitamins and supplements people take on a daily basis.
At Hometown Pharmacy, we want to help you improve your overall health and physical well-being. We’ve put together this guide with some important information on basic good health, supplements, and what to know before you make a purchase. Give us a call or stop by today! We have several convenient locations, including in Gainesville, TX and Santa Fe, NM. As the only medical equipment provider in the areas we service, it is our mission to offer our customers the very best products.
Setting A Nutritional Baseline
People of all ages struggle with the same question at some point in their lives... Where do I start? There are steps you can start taking toward achieving basic good health. For example, start by aiming to eat a variety of foods from all the food groups each day. You’ll want to make sure that while doing this, you remain within the recommended servings. Go for foods that are low in fat, sugar, and salt. Another great way to improve your health is to learn how to read and fully understand the nutrition labels on food, vitamins, and supplements. This will make it easier to determine how much of a certain food item you should eat as well as provide insight into the nutritional value of the item. It goes without saying that physical activity also plays an important role in basic good health. It helps you maintain your weight, reduces stress and anxiety, prevents diseases, and builds your strength.
Nutritional Supplements and Fads
On the topic of vitamins and other nutritional supplements, it’s important to understand what is a good addition to your diet and what you should avoid. For example, there are many fads out there that make several claims as to how they’ll improve your health. We strongly suggest that you approach these items with caution. The best nutritional advice you can possibly receive will always be from your primary physician or another trusted and qualified medical professional. You should never start taking a new nutritional supplement without consulting your doctor first.
Before You Buy
Don’t run out to purchase your vitamins and supplements without considering a few factors first. For starters, you need to find out what you actually need, which is usually dependent on your age, the type of food you eat, and your medical conditions (if any). It would be wise to conduct some research of your own before making a purchase. For example, look into what each supplement does for your body, including both the benefits and risks. You shouldn’t run out to purchase something because you saw it on television or heard someone speaking about it. The best practice is to always speak with your doctor. As an added precaution, you should check for the necessary seals of approval before buying a product.
Here at Hometown Pharmacy, we carry a wide variety of options for our customers. We’re proud to offer our very own Nature’s Source, which is a pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplement. For more information, give us a call or visit us in person today! We have many convenient locations, including Gainesville, TX and Santa Fe, NM.