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9 New Year’s Resolutions to Consider

Posted by David Cheatham, January 3, 2018

New Year’s Eve has come and gone, and you’re hopefully off to a great start with any resolutions you have made. But remember that we can make positive changes to our lives at any time, and it’s not too late to consider a few more! The following nine resolutions can help you enjoy better health and extend your life, and most of them aren’t even very difficult!

Start taking a daily multivitamin. Ask your physician for a recommendation. It can be difficult to get all necessary nutrients from your diet, and a multivitamin can help fill in the gaps.

Eat more fruits and vegetables. The average American diet is terribly low in produce, and this bad habit is one of the worst trends affecting our health. Try to eat at least six servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

Get exercise every day. You don’t have to set a lofty goal or try to become a track star. Simply make sure that you do something active, every single day. A stroll around the neighborhood, a tai chi class, a yoga session, a bike ride, or some light swimming are perfect activities.

Exercise your mind, too. Staying active is good for your brain, too. Make a new habit to support your mental health. Visit the library weekly, take up sudoku, or take a class at your local community college.

Make a preventive care appointment. Visit your physician for a physical, and schedule regular preventive screenings according to their instructions.

Evaluate your home. Falls are a leading cause of injury, and even death, in the over-65 demographic. Evaluate your home with regard to tripping hazards. Do you have grab bars in your bathroom? What about night lights, particularly in the bathroom and at the top of stairways?Do you have a lot of throw rugs in the way? Eliminate these hazards from your home.

Improve your sleep habits. We’re more likely to suffer stress or accidents when we’re deprived of sleep. Go to bed at the same time each night, avoid caffeine late in the day, and invest in noise-reducing drapes where needed.

Resolve to talk about your feelings. One in five older adults suffers from depression, which can affect your health. Talk to your doctor, family members, or a close friend about your feelings, and stay open to their suggestions for help.

Give up a bad habit. Smoking, drinking, and even sugary beverages will negatively impact your health. Cut back on bad habits, or consider giving them up entirely. Yes, this resolution is difficult than the rest, so talk to your doctor and ask for support services if needed.

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