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:
- 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
- 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:
Be sure to eat some fruit, vegetables and whole grains daily.
- Blood pressure
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.
- 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.