It’s a New Year, Ready for a New You?

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It’s a new year, full of opportunity, promise, and hope. While no one knows what 2021 will bring, there is one truth we can’t escape: we’re all older than we were last year. No matter your age, you should feel your best! Let’s make the most with small changes that can make a big difference in your overall health, so take one step toward a healthier you today.

Whether you are concerned about weight gain or keeping up with your golf game, the key to aging well is healthy lifestyle. Many people set new goals about having a healthier lifestyle for the new year. Might be eating smarter, or exercising more, maybe you need to quit smoking, or perhaps it is as simple as paying closer attention to your health. It starts with you making the decision to become a healthier person in 2021.

Being physically active, doing everyday activities that keep your body moving, such as gardening, walking the dog, and taking the stairs instead of the elevator can help you continue to do the things you enjoy and stay independent as you age. Regular physical activity can reduce your risk of developing some diseases and disabilities that often occur with aging. Exercise has incredible benefits. It can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure. It can help keep you flexible and strong and help boost your endurance giving you the freedom of movement you need to do everyday activities. Before starting an exercise program, you should speak with your provider about what healthy exercise program is best for you.

Be sure to get your annual physical, regardless of your age. Wellness visits give your provider an opportunity to detect and treat potential health problems before health issues arise.

Let’s all stay active and healthy in 2021.