Mercy Medical Center Sioux City

Prevention and Wellness

Other healthy strategies
Don't forget that taking care of your health extends beyond visiting your doctor's office. Do the right thing not only for your health, but for others as well by:

  • Exercising regularly and watching your diet.
  • Not smoking, drinking alcohol excessively, or using drugs
  • Wearing seatbelts with lap/shoulder straps
  • Storing firearms safely
  • Using smoke detectors
  • Using a helmet on bicycles and motorcycles
  • Practicing safe sex, using condoms
  • Driving safely, no alcohol or drugs
  • Setting hot water heaters at 120-130 degrees
  • Learning CPR
  • Being sensible, avoiding falls and injury
  • Getting help for depression and anxiety