With the start of a new year, it’s a great time to take stock of your health and set some goals for the coming year. Here at South Macomb Internal Medicine, we want to help you make sure that 2023 is your healthiest year yet. Read on to find out how you can get started on the right foot and stay healthy all year long.
Start Right with a Checkup
The best way to kick off the new year is by scheduling an appointment with your primary care provider. Checking in with your doctor ensures that any underlying conditions are being managed properly and that any changes in symptoms or lifestyle can be discussed. Plus, most insurance plans cover an annual physical so there’s no excuse not to come in for a checkup!
Set Goals & Track Progress
After your checkup, make sure you follow up with yourself by setting some health-related goals. You might decide to quit smoking, lose weight, or increase your physical activity level. Whatever goal you choose, make sure it’s realistic and achievable within the 12-month timeframe. To keep yourself accountable, track your progress regularly using apps or journals so you can see how far you’ve come—and how far you still need to go!
Be Mindful of Your Diet & Exercise Habits
Now that you’ve set some goals for yourself, it’s important that you take steps towards achieving them every day. Start by improving your diet—cut down on unhealthy snacks and junk food and try to get more fruits and vegetables into each meal. Adding 30 minutes of exercise into each day can also do wonders for both mental and physical wellbeing; if you don’t have time for a workout class, just going for a walk around the block counts as exercise too!
2023 is sure to be an exciting year filled with plenty of opportunities for personal growth—including improving our own health and wellness! Here at South Macomb Internal Medicine we want our patients to always stay healthy so they can enjoy everything life has to offer this year and beyond. We hope these tips have given you some ideas about where to start when it comes to improving your health in 2023.