5 health resolutions worth keeping

advice on making and keeping 5 resolutions about health

GOALS written on a sheet of paper

I don’t make new year’s resolutions, but I do think the start of a new year, whether it’s the calendar year, your birthday, or some other anniversary date, is a good time to evaluate our priorities and what we are doing to make them happen.

So today I suggest 5 health issues we can evaluate and resolve to improve in 2017. I’ve listed links to previous blog posts and other sources that will help you set goals and make them happen.

milk, yogurt, fruits, vegetables
Resolving to make better food choices.

 Resolving to eat healthier and safer –

6 steps to losing weight and gaining hope

Less red meat + more vegetables = less cancer


Top Cancer-Fighting Foods from WebMD





jogging trail sign
Resolving to do more physical activity


Resolving to be more active physically

A tour of the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado- Tuesday Travels

Use your phone to get fit






No Smoking sign with pumpkins
Resolving to quit smoking and to remain smoke free.


Resolving to quit  smoking


It’s never too late to stop smoking from the Chicago Tribune 

7 surprising reasons to be smoke free




Resolving to read more- it helps the brain stay active. (photo by Dr. Aletha at Full Circle Bookstore) 




Resolving to learn more

Reading books may add years to your life  according to Harvard Medical School


6 Best Medical Books of the Past 75 Years

10 health blogs you should read- a pair of docs and more






let us love with actions and truth 1 John 3:18
Resolve to do more to help others.



Resolving to give more

The Good Samaritan


Please leave a comment about what health resolutions you have made or will make this year. I  want to encourage and cheer you on.


Next week, read here about 7 drugs that are overused, as we explore the heart of health.



Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

As a family physician, I explore the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, community, and through writing. My blog, Watercress Words, informs and inspires us to live in health. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

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