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Kick Off a Healthy New Year

 

4 Tips for a Healthy New Year

Commit to a healthier you this new year. Use these 4 tips to start healthy habits in 2018.

1. Create a Medicine List

2. Commit to More Sleep

3. Make Healthy Food Choices

4. Refresh your Make-Up & Cosmetics

Bonus Tip: Establish an Exercise Routine


 

1. Create a Medicine List and Get the Facts about Your Medicines

Write down the name and important facts about each medicine you take. Include over-the-counter medicine like pain relievers, dietary supplements, vitamins or herbs. Keep the list with you at all times. Show it to your healthcare provider and ask questions about safely using your medicines. so they know all the medicines you take. Follow these tips to help you make smart choices about medicine safety.

 

2. Commit to More Sleep

Do not let lack of sleep come in between you and your goals. Most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Make small changes to your nighttime habits to get more sleep. Eliminate caffeine and alcohol before bed and create a dark, quiet environment. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have trouble sleeping almost every night for more than 2 weeks. Check out these resources for more information on better sleep and sleep problems.

 

3.  Make Healthy Food Choices

Healthy eating is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Learn how you can use the nutrition labeling on foods to make better food choices. Also, learn tips on how to safely cook and store your food so that you can lower your risk of getting food illnesses. 

 

4. Refresh your Make-Up & Cosmetics

You may be thinking that make-up does not have anything to do with good health. You are wrong. When it is not used properly, makeup can cause infections and other health problems. Throw out old cosmetics. Make sure your containers remain clean and closed when not in use. Follow these tips to help you stay safe while using cosmetics.

 

Bonus Tip: Establish an Exercise Routine

Exercise has many benefits including stress relief and feeling fit. Exercise can also help you manage conditions. Use these tips from FDA and our government partners on how to add exercise into your everyday life.

 

Page Last Updated: 08/21/2018
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