5 New Year’s Resolutions to a Healthier You

January 2021

It’s that time of year again! Following through on New Year’s resolutions is always easier said than done, but we’re here to help you see them through! Here are five tips to being a healthier you in 2021.

LOSE WEIGHT

This seems to be the No. 1 New Year’s resolution around the country, and yet we struggle to stick to it all too often. Whether it’s portion control, exercise or just eating healthier in general, it’s time to focus on being good to your body and overall health!

QUIT SMOKING

We can’t say it enough – if you smoke, quit NOW. The long-term effects of smoking are devastating to your health. There are several different methods you can use to fight the urge to smoke. Not only will your body thank you when you quit, your wallet will be grateful, too!

MANAGE STRESS

A little pressure now and then won’t kill us; in fact, short bouts of stress give us an energy boost. But if stress is chronic, it can increase your risk of – or worsen – insomnia, depression, obesity, heart disease and more.

CUT BACK ON ALCOHOL

Drinking alcohol in excess affects the brain’s neurotransmitters and can increase the risk of depression, memory loss or even seizures. Chronic heavy drinking boosts your risk of liver and heart disease, hypertension, stroke, mental deterioration and even cancers of the mouth, throat, liver and breast.

GET MORE SLEEP

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical to your health. A lack of sleep has been linked to a greater risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Sleep is also crucial for strengthening memories. So don’t feel guilty about taking the occasional nap!

For more information on health-related New Year’s resolutions, visit www.health.com. Have a happy New Year!


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