It’s a bright New Year with a sunny outlook— the perfect time to set resolutions. Most of us will make a list of ways we promise to change. It will probably include “eat healthy” and “exercise more”, but can we follow through?
This year, try thinking about what it means to be healthy and make little plans. Think in terms of more organization and small changes. These healthy plans can be easier to maintain. These small successes can lead to a healthier, happier you over time.
Don’t focus so much on losing that XX pounds, or bench-pressing enough to impress your friends. Make a declaration instead: a declaration that you’ll make better health a priority, not an occasional passing thought.
Here are six small changes and healthy living tips that can lead to better health overall.
Sources: The Mayo Clinic; Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
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I like making resolutions about adding things that make my life richer, not just taking away bad habits.
On 1/07/2016, after climbing on the scales, I made the decision to get healthier. I joined the Franciscan Health Center in Chicago Hts IL Regular exercise, diet, and gastric bypass surgery were all a part of my life in 2016. A year later, I am 87 pounds less and feeling much better. Blood pressure medications have been reduced and I have much more energy today. I am retiring this year and wanted to be healthy enough to thoroughly enjoy retirement. My Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage was excellent and helped make my health and lifestyle change possible. Thank you Blue Cross Blue Shield.
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