Not making primary prevention a priority
All too often, we only pay attention to our health when we have a problem, but it’s far better to make preventive health a priority rather than operate from a reactive perspective. Primary prevention means looking after your total health in advance, before you develop a problem. Make sure you are not focusing on one or two healthy behaviours while ignoring other poor lifestyle choices. For example, exercising regularly but eating sodium-laden foods can still result in problems that that are more difficult to treat down the road.