Health Recommendations for the New Year
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As we look forward to the year ahead, the American Medical Association has seven resolutions for a healthier new year. Although these tips are familiar, they remain the cornerstone of good health and fitness.
1. Limit your consumption of beverages with added sugar
2. Be more physically active—every healthy adult 18 to 65 years of age needs at least 30 minutes of moderate–intensity aerobic physical activity five days per week, or 20 minutes of vigorous–intensity aerobic physical activity three days a week
3. Reduce your intake of processed food and added sodium
4. If consuming alcohol, do so in moderation as defined by the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans—up to one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men, and only by adults of legal drinking age
5. Talk with your doctor about tobacco use and quit
6. Declare your home and car smoke free to eliminate exposure to second–hand smoke
7. Know your risk for type 2 diabetes—take the self–screening test at DoIHavePrediabetes.org