“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Right? Well, it’s a good start but an apple certainly isn’t the end-all-be-all of preventative health care!
Prevention is a major buzzword in health care and in the health and wellness industry these days. And for good reason. Most of the first-world’s major health problems can be prevented. Eating healthy, exercising, stopping smoking, curbing alcohol use, using seat belts and receiving regular preventative health services are just a few ways to keep these major health issues at bay.
Preventive medicine or preventive care refers to measures taken to prevent disease or injury, rather than treating their symptoms after the fact. An easy example of this might be regular hand washing.
Many of our health care partners here at Sunlighten preach the supreme importance of good eating and fitness habits. This results in engaged students, productive employees and independent senior citizens. From start to finish, a win-win for our entire community.
Measures to ensure good lifelong health should begin at birth and continue throughout all stages of life. Regular prenatal care and healthy living during pregnancy is encouraged in every medium as is breastfeeding and smart, healthy nutrition for babies. But we quickly seem to forget all of those lessons as soon as babies get a bit older!
We know that many health care providers out there recommend using a Sunlighten infrared sauna as part of their patients’ preventative health regimens. The health benefits of infrared saunas are wide-ranging – from “symptom-treating” effects like pain relief, skin purification and wound healing to preventative health keys like lower blood pressure, weight loss and detoxification.
Sunlighten infrared saunas feature proprietary SoloCarbon heaters, which provide 7x more effective detoxification than those found in traditional saunas AND are the only infrared technology with clinical data shown to reduce blood pressure, increase core temperature and aid in weight loss. For more information on our heating technology and for links to data and studies, be sure to check out our website.
The bottom line for prevention? Eat smart (i.e., “real” food, not chemical-laden convenience foods), exercise regularly, and get routine health screenings. Be an active participant in managing your health. Start leading a healthy lifestyle.