Easy New Year’s Resolutions

Visit your doctor. Doctors aren’t just for when you’re already experiencing symptoms of an illness. Being proactive about your health means getting annual examinations and screenings so we can spot issues before they become something serious.

Eat more fruits and veggies. We can’t say this enough. Cooked and raw fruits and vegetables help protect you from illnesses like diabetes, heart disease and cancers and will help control your body weight. Eat a variety. The more colorful your plate is, the better!

Move it! Most of us sit more hours a day than we should. For many people, this is a requirement of their job. The inactivity and slowed blood flow can cause blood clots in your legs or pelvis and also puts you at greater risk of obesity. Make it a habit to take 15-minute walks during your lunch break or to get up and walk for five minutes each hour. 

Get more sleep. Lack of sleep can adversely affect your brain, body and mood. It may weaken your immunity and place you at risk for increased blood pressure and even heart disease, among other health risks. Manage your schedule aim for seven hours of sleep on a regular basis.

Source: The American Cancer Society and North Florida Women's Care

Posted on January 6, 2021

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