Facing Common Health Scares without Fear

Try to recall some of the most terrifying movies you have watched – the ones that force you to hide behind a pillow, or even sleep with a nightlight after viewing. What is it that makes these films so frightening?

Is it the building tension and dread, as you wait for the villain to leap out of the darkness? Even though you are aware that none of this is real, the sense of not knowing what is coming leads to a great sense of fear.

“The fear of the unknown is greater than the fear itself.”

Worries about our health are a bit like those classic horror movies – many people have worries about illnesses and health issues, but hiding our faces and looking away won’t make them disappear.

In reality, the best way to manage these worries is to face our health fears directly, with knowledge, self-care and suitable treatments, as required.

Kinetik products and devices have been developed to allow you to gain independence in managing your health in your own home. Checking your own health and that of your family on a regular basis will increase your awareness of your health and wellbeing, making those health worries less intimidating.

To help you avoid acting the part of the helpless horror movie starlet, falling into the villain’s trap, Kinetik has created a list of tips to help you address your health fears head on and banish your worries.

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Often referred to as the UK’s ‘silent killer,’ high blood pressure (hypertension) has very few identifiable symptoms and can easily sneak up on you without you realizing.

The safest way to ensure your blood pressure stays at a healthy level is to take regular readings and consult a doctor if any changes are detected. It is easy to take your own readings at home with a Kinetik Blood Pressure Monitor.

You can protect yourself against this health scare by:

  • Enjoying regular exercise
  • Eating a well-balanced diet
  • Reducing intake of salt
  • Drinking plenty of water to maintain good hydration

High Temperature

It is natural to feel concerned when your child appears unwell, but having a thermometer in your home first aid kit will allow you to quickly determine what treatment is needed to allow them to feel as comfortable as possible and to make a speedy recovery.

You can protect yourself against this health scare by:

  • Selecting the best thermometer for your family’s needs– either non-contact or inner ear
  • Tracking your child’s temperature at home with periodic checks
  • Ensuring you are familiar with suitable first aid advice for parents from Kinetic’s partners, St John Ambulance

Diabetes

More than 5 million people in the UK are living with diabetes, and a large proportion of these people display no immediately obvious symptoms.

The most effective method for monitoring the condition is tracking your blood glucose levels on a regular basis.  The medically approved Kinetik Blood Glucose Monitoring System has been developed to assist you in monitoring and managing your diabetes.

You can protect yourself against this health scare by:

  • Eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet to help keep blood glucose levels stable
  • Drinking plenty of water to increase hydration levels
  • Making use of the Diabetes UK Recipe Finder for nutritional guidance

Obesity

Estimates state that 1 in 4 people in the UK are classed as obese. Obesity can have significant effects on your overall health, and can potentially lead to serious conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, making it a genuine health scare for many people of all ages.

One’s activity and fitness levels are a key factor in maintaining a healthy weight, and activity trackers are a fantastic way to boost your motivation to get fit by tracking your daily activity levels. A set of scales can also help you to measure and manage your weight levels at home.

You can protect yourself against this health scare by:

  • Taking part in moderate exercise on a regular basis – 30 minutes per session, up to 5 times per week
  • Selecting activities you find enjoyable that are appropriate for your fitness levels
  • Aiming for a minimum of 10,000 steps per day, tracked through a wearable fitness tracker
  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet and maintaining good hydration levels when exercising
  • Tracking and recording your weight loss at home

There are three key rules to consider with any of these health scares:

  • Knowledge is power
  • Choose your weapon
  • Make intelligent choices

Following these rules and the rest of the advice offered above can allow you to escape your health scares, all year round.

About Kinetik Wellbeing

At Kinetik Wellbeing we believe that technology has an important role to play in making all of our lives better. Our award-winning, affordable and accurate range of products allow you to independently take control of your Health and Wellbeing through regular checks and treatment in the comfort of your own home.

Pride in Product

From monitoring your Health and Fitness, to delivering exceptional beauty treatments that give the very best results, we take the development of our products seriously and test extensively to ensure we deliver on our promises.

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Overseen by our parent company, Kinetik Technology Group, our highly experienced teams in the UK and Hong Kong continue to develop and manufacture a range of products for the Worldwide medical and wellness markets.


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Last updated: Dec 11, 2019 at 9:10 AM

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