As the new year approaches, the American Medical Association (AMA) has released a list of 10 health tips to help people make positive, long-lasting changes in the coming year.
The AMA recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity each week. To manage stress, they suggest adults eat a healthy diet, get plenty of sleep, exercise regularly, and partake in yoga or meditation. They also recommend limiting consumption of processed foods, sugar-sweetened beverages, red and processed meats, alcohol, and tobacco products.
In addition, the AMA recommends adults and their families stay up-to-date on their vaccines, including the flu shot and COVID-19 vaccine. They also advise people to know their blood pressure and diabetes risk numbers, and receive necessary screenings. Lastly, they suggest taking prescription medications as prescribed and properly disposing of any remaining medication.
By following these tips, adults can make positive and long-lasting changes to their health in the new year. For more information on living a healthy lifestyle, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a list of tips.