The New Year has arrived and with it, many resolutions and goals to set for ourselves. Improving health is always high on the list, but it can seem like a big task. Becoming healthier in 2017 doesn’t have to be hard; here are some tips from the CDC that take 5 minutes or less to do and can drastically improve your health:

  • Wash your hands
  • Fight the urge to smoke or use tobacco (urges usually pass within 2 minutes)
  • Protect your skin (use sunscreen with SPF 30 and insect repellent with DEET)
  • Buckle up in vehicles
  • Protect your hearing
  • Read food labels
  • Test smoke alarms
  • Know your numbers (blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol)
  • Be up to date on vaccinations
  • Place infants on back to sleep

For more information go to cdc.gov/healthynewyear. Continue to follow North End Waterfront Health for more health and wellness tips and information.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Great list. I would like to ad “1” important thing to that list. To those of you who own property, make the
    investment in a Camera without having a monthly payment. Cameras are a landlord’s best friend, and
    can always be used to determine who is coming in & out of your building that does not have a familiar face.

  2. That is a tough one. Friends and families visit, and what chaos if there is a big brother watching and reporting non-familiar faces.

    • Sarah, like I said this is a Landlord’s best friend. There have been packages stolen out of Apt. Bldgs.,
      some people have tried to have sex in buildings & then there are those who try using the Apt. Bldgs. as
      personal toilets. There is no chaos whatsoever, if anyone has a problem with it, I guess they should not
      live in buildings with cameras. I feel extremely safe & have no problem with cameras.

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