Tips for Setting a Healthy New Year’s Resolution

The goal of New Year’s resolutions often is to help people enhance their lives. For many people, establishing a healthier lifestyle is at the top of their New Year’s aspirations. MountainView Hospital encourages our Las Vegas patients to make 2014 their healthiest yet. By assessing each aspect of your lifestyle and considering room for improvement, healthy New Year’s resolutions can be made—and more importantly, achieved.

Diet and exercise

Evaluate Your Dietary Behaviors
Do you skip breakfast every morning? Do you eat dinner with a can of soda each night? The first step to improving your health is to  examine what you eat and drink  on a daily basis. Rather than trying to overhaul your diet, concentrate on changing one or two habits, which can make a significant difference. As you incorporate these initial efforts, you can add more changes over the ensuing months.

Consider Your Physical Fitness Level
Exercise is critical to your health for a multitude of reasons. On a basic level, physical activity can burn calories and condition your heart, which can lead to other wellness benefits. When you burn calories, you lessen your risk of obesity and its potential complications, including sleep apnea, stroke, and type-2 diabetes. When you have a strong cardiovascular system, you are also less likely to suffer from heart disease in the future. Exercise can increase bone mass, alleviate arthritis pain, and elevate your mood as well. If you do not exercise currently or do not do it on a regular basis, now is the time to start.

Enlist Help to Eliminate Unhealthy Habits
Behaviors such as smoking cigarettes, drinking too much alcohol, and sleeping less than eight hours a night can cause considerable harm to your health. Once you begin these habits, though, they can be difficult to quit on your own. To permanently change your wellbeing for the better, consult a physician for advice on how to eliminate unhealthy lifestyle behaviors.

Do you want to eat a healthier diet, or want to learn how to manage your diabetes better?  Call MountainView Hospital at (702) 233-5474 to speak with a Registered Nurse about what you can do to improve your health in 2014. You can also access our  Consult-A-Nurse  healthcare referral system for more suggestions on how to increase your wellbeing.


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