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Health Recommendations for the New Year
December 29, 2014

Many of us set New Year’s resolutions that are expectations and fall by the wayside by January 15. Here are some realistic goals from St. Luke’s Care Now for a healthier 2015.

  • Increase your water consumption – many of us drink more calories than we think. Switch out one or two soft drinks/juices/lattes each day with a glass of water.
  • Increase your walking. Buy a pedometer and set a goal of at least 10,000 steps a day. You may think that you already walk a lot with your particular job, but you never know how much you walk until you measure it.
  • Set a goal of at least two fish meals a week. This would include fishes like salmon and tuna that are high in Omega 3 fatty acids – good for your heart health.
  • Minimize processed “white” foods such as white bread, white rice, white potatoes and white pasta. Instead, consider whole wheat bread, brown/wild rice, sweet potatoes/yams and wheat pasta.
  • Minimize processed sugars and caffeine.