Making resolutions is a popular way to get a fresh mindset for the next 12 months, but many
people have a hard time keeping their New Year’s resolutions longer
than a few weeks. There are many different strategies you can use to keep
your resolutions, such as by breaking down major goals into a series of
small, actionable steps. But arguably, the most important strategy is
to plan for how you will get back on track when you begin to go off course.
If you’re struggling to meet your health goals, consider speaking
with a provider at Regional Medical Center of San Jose.
Be a Non-Smoker
There are scores of
smoking cessation resources available in the U.S., but all of them require that you take the first step by deciding to
be smoke-free. Quitting smoking is an incredibly impactful way to improve
not only your own health but the well-being of your loved ones. Children
of smokers, for example, are more likely to suffer severe asthma attacks,
frequent ear infections, and even sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Embrace an Active Lifestyle
Regular physical activity reduces your risk of chronic diseases, improves
your body’s ability to manage certain medical conditions such as
diabetes, and helps fight depression and anxiety disorders. Being active
can be more enjoyable when you invite a friend or family member to run,
walk, or bike with you. If you have a medical condition, consider speaking
with your doctor about starting a new exercise program.
Practice Good Sleep Hygiene
Getting enough sleep every night assists with chronic disease prevention.
Good sleep hygiene includes following a consistent sleep/wake schedule,
avoiding caffeine and alcohol in the evening, keeping your bedroom dark,
and maintaining a comfortable bedroom temperature.
Apply for a Volunteer Position
From emergency care to cancer care and in all our other departments, the
dedication of our providers to improving the well-being of our patients
Regional Medical Center of San Jose
is your partner in wellness and we encourage families throughout the San
Jose area to explore our healthcare resources. Call (888) 762-8881 to
reach our Consult-A-Nurse line.
Volunteering in a hospital, homeless shelter, or elsewhere might not seem
like a health goal at first blush. But it’s a great way to cultivate
your positive mood and manage stress effectively. Mental health is as
important as physical health, so it should factor into your resolutions.