5 Items to Add to Your Healthy Year Checklist

Make 2021 a year of better health. Use this quick checklist to guide your health and wellness efforts:

  1. Get a flu shot and get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you’re eligible. Seasonal flu has taken a backseat to the coronavirus, but cases of flu are already popping up in Louisiana. If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to get a flu vaccine as soon as possible

  1. Schedule your wellness visits with your primary care provider to teep up with all other vaccinations and screenings for cancers such as breast and colon cancer. Other items to check-in with your PCP about during your yearly visit:
    • Arthritis
    • Blood pressure
    • Cholesterol
    • COPD
    • Depression
    • Diabetes

  2. Be sure to eat some fruit, vegetables and whole grains daily.

  3. Get active! Even 15-30 minutes of daily activity can have a positive impact. See below for benefits of walking you may not know about.

  1. And finally, pick an intention for the year. 2020 was a crazy year, and there are no promises that 2021 won’t be as well but entering a new year with an intention or mindset of what you want to be, achieve, see or experience in 2021 can help ground you and set your year off right.