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This year, try thinking more about what it means to be healthy to you.
Think in terms of more organization and small changes. These healthy plans can be easier to maintain. And small successes can lead to a healthier, happier you over time.
Don’t focus so much on losing a lot of pounds or bench-pressing enough weight to impress your friends. Make a declaration instead: a declaration that you’ll make better health a priority, not an occasional passing thought.
Try these small changes and healthy living tips that can lead to better health overall.
Declare this the year of taking care of you. Make your plan for better health now and start getting it done.
Originally published January 1, 2015; Revised 2020-2021
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.
I like making resolutions about adding things that make my life richer, not just taking away bad habits.
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