There’s no bad time to start toward a healthier lifestyle, but being that it’s almost the new year maybe now is the time to make a few changes in your diet or activity level that help make a big difference. Better overall health means fewer health problems and hopefully fewer visits to the doctor’s office.
Take some time as the new year approaches to read this resource from the Centers for Disease Control. It includes tips for a healthier family, home and workplace, and not all of them require a lot of effort. Here are a few of the simple changes you can make in 2013:
- Get your regular check up from your doctor along with any vaccinations you need, and do the same for your family.
- Make active choices, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or walking somewhere rather than driving.
- Don’t drink and drive, or let others drink and drive.
- Stay home from work if you’re sick.
- Take steps to reduce job stress.
- Make healthier food choices: for example, instead of that doughnut, grab an apple.
When it comes to a healthier lifestyle, one thing leads to another. So even one small change, such as being active for 2.5 hours a week, can set you on the right path. Good luck!