Health Tips

January 1

Build Your Bones and Muscles.

Exercise your bones (with weight-bearing activities like walking) and work out your muscles, too, via strength training.

January 2

Does It Run in Your Family?.

Your family genes, environment and lifestyle offer clues about what may run in your family. Know your history!

January 3

Can Aspirin Cut Stroke Risk?

Taking aspirin daily may help reduce stroke risk in women over 55. Ask your doctor if it might be right for you.

January 4

Don’t Skip Cervical Screening.

Research shows cervical cancer screening can actually help prevent cancer. Schedule your screening with your MD today.

January 5

Controlling Cholesterol to Stop Stroke.

High cholesterol can put you at greater risk for stroke. Have your levels tested at least once every 5 years.

January 6

A Better Pillow for Neck Pain.

Experiencing neck pain? Switch to a feather pillow that conforms to your neck’s shape, and swap it out annually.

January 7

Meditate on Positivity.

Tried meditation? It’s known for stress relief, but it may also help you to stay positive and make healthy changes.

January 8

Slow and Steady Wins.

Starting a new exercise program? Taking it slow can help you stick with it and prevent injuries.

January 9

Winterize Your Skin.

Skin cancer risk doesn’t stop just because it’s winter. Keep wearing your sunscreen to protect your skin when you’re outdoors.

January 10

Kids and Kitchen Safety.

Keep your kids from getting burned by never leaving food unattended on your stove and always supervising them in the kitchen.

January 11

Lighten Your Arthritis Risk.

Be good to your joints (and help prevent knee osteoarthritis) by maintaining a healthy weight.

January 12

There’s Still Time for a Flu Shot.

January and February are peak flu season, so it’s not too late to get a flu shot to protect your health.

January 13

Need a Snack? Go Nuts.

Craving something crunchy? Nuts like almonds and walnuts are good sources of protein and healthy fats, but portion them out.

January 14

Bone Health and Pregnancy.

Pregnancy takes a toll on your body—even your bones. Ensure your diet includes adequate calcium and get regular exercise.

January 15

Don’t Skip Your Eye Exams.

Even if you’re not having problems, seeing your eye doctor annually help prevent eye diseases that may not have symptoms.

January 16

Kick Motion Sickness to the Curb.

Plagued by motion sickness during road trips? sit in the front seat (or drive) to help prevent it.

January 17

Exercise for Fall Prevention.

Improving your strength and balance can help prevent falls. Try an exercise like tai chi to help you stay on your feet.

January 18

Schedule Your Colorectal Screening.

Research shows colorectal cancer screening can actually help prevent cancer. Schedule your screening with your MD today.

January 19

Taking Leave to Care for a Loved One.

Stressed out from your job and caregiving? Find out if you can take a break from work under the Family Medical Leave Act.

January 20

Move Workouts Away from Bedtime.

Finding your groove with your New Year’s fitness routine? Keep moving, but not right before bed as it can cause insomnia.

January 21

Traveling with Diabetes.

Packing for a trip? Don’t forget your diabetes gear, like insulin, syringes, medication and testing supplies.

January 22

Don’t Take Antibiotics for a Cold.

Antibiotics are powerful, but they won’t help a cold. Try rest and over-the-counter medicines instead.

January 23

Silence Your Sweet Tooth.

Craving sugar constantly? Adding spices like cinnamon and vanilla to your food can help you kick the sugar habit.

January 24

Spice Up for Heart Health.

Healthy changes can help prevent heart disease. Swap spices for salt in your meals.

January 25

Snuff Out Your Stroke Risk.

Smoking raises your stroke risk. See your doctor for ways to help you quit, like nicotine replacement therapy.

January 26

Avoiding Indoor Allergens.

Putting a HEPA filter into your central air or heating vents—and replacing them regularly—can help reduce indoor allergies.

January 27

Safeguard Your Sight During Pregnancy.

Increased hormones during pregnancy can affect your vision. Let your MD know if you notice any changes.

January 28

Support Yourself.

If caregiving is leaving you feeling alone or stressed, find comfort and community in a caregivers support group.

January 29

Weight Loss Improves Diabetes.

Even if you have diabetes, losing 10 pounds or more can still help you cut back on meds by lowering blood sugar.

January 30

Live Long and Positive.

Can a good attitude increase your longevity? Yep: Research shows a positive outlook may help you live longer, so chin up!

January 31

Know Your (Complete) History.

What does a complete family medical history include? Info from grandparents to cousins—and everyone in between.


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