Many of us are determined to start our year off the right way by making New Year’s resolutions. However, New Year’s resolutions often fall to the bottom of our priority list as the year rolls in. It is easy to get side-tracked, but there are some New Year’s resolutions that you should consider keeping.
If you are retired, then you should make a New Year’s resolution to keep working. Even if you are not working a traditional job, you should consider volunteering. This will allow you to maintain an active social life, which is one of the keys to staying healthy.
You should make a New Year’s resolution to stay active. Regular exercise will keep you mentally and physically healthy. Make it a goal to get 30 minutes of exercise in every day. Parking further away from the destination, exercising during commercial breaks and taking the stairs are some of the ways that you can get some activity into your day.
It is also important for you to get regular health screenings. You should talk to your doctor about the specific health screenings that you need. Diabetes testing, cholesterol screening, blood pressure screening, sexual health screening and obesity screenings are standard tests that are recommended during a physical. Health problems are much easier to treat if they are caught early.
Now is a great time to change up your diet. You will need to increase your fruit and vegetable intake so that you can get enough fiber in your diet. Fiber helps promote healthy digestion. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease.
Additionally, it is important to keep your skin healthy. Vitamin D is one of the nutrients that keeps your skin healthy. You can get it by exposing your skin to the sun for 15 minutes per day. However, too much sun can damage your skin and increase the risk of skin cancer. That is why you will need to wear sunscreen if you will be spending a lot of time in the sun.