Learn some of our tips for complete health and well-being in 2024 and beyond.
As we enter 2024 and reflect on goals for the new year, how will you ensure this year is your healthiest yet? Make sure you don’t miss a beat in 2024 with the keys to an elevated plan for overall good health and well-being all year round.
One of the top three New Year’s resolutions made each year is to live a healthier lifestyle. But what does this really mean, and how is it attainable? The goal may be the same, but how many achieve it may look very different, and that is okay.
No matter the path you plan to take, here are five ways to successfully ensure a healthier lifestyle in 2024!
Keys to a Healthy 2024
1. Prioritize Sleep
According to the CDC, seven to eight hours of quality sleep is vital for overall health. Sleep should not be treated as a luxury that is only for “when you have time”; sleep should be prioritized. Quality sleep is known to naturally rejuvenate the body, reduce stress, help with weight management, sharpen cognitive function, and strengthen your immune system.
2. Manage Stress
When ignored, stress can become an unmanaged disruption to everyday life, leading to a disastrous impact. As a little stress is unavoidable, it is important to include techniques to manage stress, like meditation, exercise, or yoga, in your day-to-day life. Practicing managing stress helps nurture your mental well-being by keeping your thoughts clear and creating mental clarity.
3. Set Realistic Goals
Every year, we have goals we set and try hard to reach but never do. It’s important to break down your New Year’s resolutions into attainable and actionable steps that can be celebrated along the journey versus the stress of rushing to achieve every goal. As mentioned above, stress wears down the body. You want your goals to be realistic and attainable.
4. Prioritize Mental Health
Over the past few years, mental health has become a major topic of discussion. It’s time to actually commit to mental well-being activities in daily life, not just talk about it. From meditation to journaling to weekly therapy appointments, mental health should be a priority to ensure your mental health is as strong as your body’s health.
5. Get Your Regular Check Ups
Early detection of an underlying illness can save your life. It is very important to include routine checkups with an expert medical professional to maintain your health and ensure any underlying health issues are addressed and treated.
For times when you need to see an expert medical professional and your primary care doctor is not accessible or when emergency care is needed expeditiously, Albuquerque ER & Hospital is here for you! Our team of expert physicians are skilled in providing everyone in our community with exceptional adult and pediatric emergency care – 24/7, even on holidays. Discover your local emergency room without the wait!
Happy New Year to you and your family from us here at Albuquerque ER & Hospital!
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