Thursday, January 29, 2009

HMAH Tip #9 One More Awesome Use for Calendar

Here is one final use for your calendar/day planner. I promise :)

Now, Organize Your Medical Life!

Use your day planner to get your health life in order, by using it as a food diary, exercise log or medical journal. Since you will access your planner each day to keep track of appointments already, this is the perfect place to note all the other pertinent information regarding your health.

Whether you are on a diet or not, your calendar is the perfect place to record your food diary. Make sure to include your daily calorie, carbohydrate, fiber and sodium intake. Keeping a food diary could help you and your doctors figure out food allergies, causes for headaches, and any other medical problems that could possibly arise.

Write down what exercises you've done and for how long. Regardless of which exercise you do. Right down the time of day and how many minutes. Include how easy the workout was, for example were you nearly breaking a sweat or working your bottom off.

Another major benefit of using a day planner or calendar is having a place to keep track of your medical statistics. This is key for those people with diabetes or high blood pressure. Each time you test your sugar or take your pressure, write it down in your calendar.

There are so many benefits to keeping healthy and using a planner or calendar of any kind is an easy tool to use to help maintain those benefits.

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