Dr. M.J. Bazos, MD,
18 Year Old
• Get adequate
• Exercise vigorously at least
three times per week. Encourage friends and family members to exercise. Discuss
with health professional or your coach athletic conditioning, weight training,
fluids, and weight gain or loss.
Limit television viewing to an average of one hour per
• Wear a seat belt while driving
or riding in the car. If you are driving, insist that your passengers wear seat
belts. Follow the speed limit. Learn how to
• Do not drink alcohol,
especially while driving, boating, or swimming. Plan to have a designated driver
• Protect yourself from
skin cancer by putting sunscreen on before you go outside for long periods of
time. Avoid tanning salons.
smoke detectors in your home to ensure that they work properly, and change their
• Always wear a
helmet when on a motorcycle, in an all-terrain vehicle, or riding a bicycle.
Even with a helmet, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles are very
• You should have a
well-developed life plan or occupation. Your personality should be well formed.
If you are unhappy or dislike your personality, find an older adult whom you
trust and respect and develop a mentor relationship either formally or
informally to improve yourself. If you find yourself depressed or having
obsessive-compulsive traits, discuss this with your health
• Follow and practice your
spiritual or religious convictions.
Continue to practice character
• Promiscuity is 3 or more
sexual partners in a lifetime - avoid
• Start yearly pap