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Tips for a Healthy 2017

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 Replies to “Tips for a Healthy 2017

  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.

    1. 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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