Many people start the New Year with a list of resolutions like maintaining a healthy diet, getting more exercise, or vowing to save more money. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. Our experts put together five realistic resolutions you can stick to.
Eat to Keep Your Bones Strong and Healthy
Drink More Water
Proper hydration can help you feel more energized, improve focus, and keep you from feeling extra dry in winter weather. If you drink soda or other sugary beverages, try substituting these for a glass of water, which will reduce your caloric intake and can help manage your weight.
See a Primary Care Provider and Dentist Regularly
If it’s been a few years since you have seen your primary care provider or dentist, get an appointment on the books. A yearly visit with your primary care provider is recommended, while most dentists recommend a visit every six months to help prevent cavities and other problems.
If you will be outside, put sunscreen on, even in the winter as the sun emits harmful UV rays year-round. Even on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate your skin.
Get Enough Sleep
Aim for at least 7 hours of sleep each night – sleep is an important component to stress and weight management.