2017: Tips For a Healthy Year
Want to make this year your healthiest year yet?
Check out these 5 great tips!
1.) Annual Check-Ups
Make an appointment for a check-up, vaccination, or screening. Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better.
Women's Wellness on WGMB FOX44: Importance of an Annual Exam- Rebecca S. Treuil, MD
Health Tip Video: Hypertension - Casey B. Carlisle, MD
Health Library: Blood Pressure & Hypertension - Christina U. Austin, MD
Health Tip Video: Skin Cancer - Stephanie R. Frederic, MD, FAAD
Women's Wellness on WGMB FOX44: Skin Cancer & Melanoma- Stephanie R. Frederic, MD, FAAD
Health Library: Breast Cancer Risk Evaluation & Screening - Everett J. Bonner, Jr. MD, FACS
Women's Wellness on WGMB FOX44: Breast Cancer Screening- Everett J. Bonner, MD, FACS
Health Tip Video: Colonoscopy - J. Carter Balart, MD
Health Library: Can Colon Cancer Be Prevented? - Stephanie M. Cauble, MD
Health Tip Video: The Diabetes 7 - Jennifer C. Greeson, MD
Health Tip Video: Well-Child Visits - Mindy L. Calandro, MD, FAAP
Health Tip Video: Vaccines - Susan M. Bankston, MD, FAAP
2.) Make Better Food Choices
A healthy eating plan emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products, includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts and is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.
Health Tip Video: DASH Diet - Certified Dietitians
Health Library: Enjoy The Taste of Eating Right
Health Library: Don't Settle "For A One-Size-Fits-All" Fad Diet
Health Library: Healthy Nutrition for a Healthier Future Generation
Health Library: Realistic Goals Must Be Set to Lose Weight - Theresa R. Prendergast, LDN, RD, CDE
Health Library: Are Fad Diets Healthy? - Theresa R. Prendergast, LDN, RD, CDE
Women's Wellness on WGMB FOX44: Obesity - Lara M. Falcon, MD
Women's Wellness on WGMB FOX44: Weight Loss Surgery - Thomas W. Cook, MD
3.) Be Smoke Free
If you are ready to quit, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569 for Spanish speakers) for free resources, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free educational materials, and referrals to other resources where you live.
Health Library: February Is American Heart Month - Rebecca S. Treuil, MD
Health Library: Do You Smoke? - Mark K. Hodges, MD, FCCP
Women's Wellness on WGMB FOX44: Smoking Cessation - Wesley J. Penn, MD
4.) Sleep Better
Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions—such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.
Health Tip Video: Sleep Hygiene - Robert C. Hinkle, MD, FCCP, FAASM
Health Library: Getting A Better Night's Sleep - Robert C. Hinkle, MD, FCCP, FAASM
Women's Wellness on WGMB FOX44: Sleep Apnea - Robert C. Hinkle, MD, FCCP, FAASM
5.) Be Active
Try simple things such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Consider mall walking if the weather is cold or icy. Be active for at least 2½ hours a week.
Health Library: The Epidemic of Obesity - Lara M. Falcon, MD
Health Library: Tips For Regular Exercise
Health Library: TV Turn-Off Week - Mark J. Waggenspack, MD, FAAP
Women's Wellness on WGMB FOX44: Fitness - Zackary P. Bruce, MD
Health Library: Exercise Can Help Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
Tips For Living Well from the CDC