It is almost time to ring in another new year. Before you know it, we will be toasting 2102 and singing Auld Lang Syne once again. So now is a good time to reflect upon the past and consider how well we did at keeping our New Year’s resolutions from last year. How is your overall health? Do you have a healthy lifestyle? Have you taken the time to get the women’s wellness care that you need to stay healthy?
If you did not do so well at keeping your New Year’s resolutions from last year, you are not alone. Many of us set out with resolve to get a healthier lifestyle by starting an exercise plan, stopping smoking, losing weight, etc. in January only to find that we have already gotten off track by March. Sometimes when we try to change too many things at once, we end up not being able to stick with any of the changes in the long-term.
The good news is, you do not have to make drastic, sweeping changes to improve your lifestyle and your overall health. Sometimes it is easier to make small changes, one at a time and then add onto them. Once a new habit has taken hold, you can then add more healthy habits. By making small changes and sustaining them over time, you can dramatically improve your overall health.
A good start to a healthy new year is to make sure that you are up-to-date on all of your preventative care. Are you up-to-date on your Mammograms? When was the last time you had a Pap test? Are you due for a colonoscopy? The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” has never been truer. This year, make a resolution to take care of your health. If you have not taken the time to get the preventative care you need during this last year, do it now. Happy New Year!