Upstream Solutions to Downstream Problems – what we do every day, makes a huge difference in our health


(Originally presented at the UM Upper Chesapeake Diabetes Fair). There are three major influences on our health – our genes, our environment, and our lifestyles. We can’t control who our parents were, so no controlling our genes, we have some control over our environment, for example not cleaning with toxins, spraying chemicals on our lawns, or using lots of chemicals in our personal products like soaps, shampoos, or deodorants, but we have a lot of control over our lifestyles. How much we move during the day, what we eat, how much sleep or relaxation we get, how strong our relationships are, all of these have a huge influence on our health. Check out this slide presentation to learn more about how to get healthy here in Harford County.