Out With the Old and In With the New in 2012!

1277878 check_listWith the New Year approaching, now is the time to start thinking about your goals for 2012. Did you know that by following a few basic rules, you could cut your heart disease risk by 80 percent, diabetes risk by 90 percent and cancer risk by 50 percent? Don’t enter 2012 feeling hopeless and tired. Take control of your health by making a list of your health and lifestyle goals to make 2012 the best year ever!

Most of us are guilty of making New Year’s resolutions and breaking them within the first few weeks of January. This year, make a list of things that can improve your health and stick to them. Don’t be trapped by those same old habits that made you weak and unhealthy in 2011. Make it your 2012 goal to follow a few of the health tips listed below and you will be well on your way to a healthier, happier you.

  • Wear a pedometer: A pedometer measures how many steps you take each day. Wearing a pedometer can encourage you to walk an extra mile each day, which in turn will help you lose weight and lower blood pressure. Try to aim for at least 30 min or brisk walking each day.

  • Quit Smoking: There is nothing good about smoking. People who smoke are more likely to develop cancer or heart respiratory disease.

  • Drink more water: The body needs water to function. Drinking more water can alleviate headaches and other body pains, remove toxins in the body, hydrate the skin, protect the organs, boost metabolism, regulate the body temperate and help with many other things. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses each day.

  • Get 8 hours of sleep: Getting 8 hours of sleep each night can decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease. It can also boost your memory and make you feel better.

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables: Eating at least 5 portions of fruits and vegetables each day can reduce your risk of having a stroke, heart disease, cancer and diabetes

  • Cut down on salt: Salt causes your blood pressure to rise, therefore people who eat more salt have a higher risk of having a stroke and heart problems.

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