The start of a new year is the perfect moment to set new goals and re-new your commitment to improving your health, so why not start today? Dr. Pasha and his team have compiled a list of 5 easy new year resolutions you can take up this year to improve your overall health:
Cut back on alcohol consumption
While occasionally drinking small amounts of alcohol is not a health hazard, drinking in abundance and frequently can become a health problem. Excessive alcohol consumption can increase the risk of depression, memory loss, and seizures, as well as heart disease, hypertension, and stroke.
Get tested for allergies
If you are constantly feeling stuffy, itchy, sneezy, have recurrent sinus infections, or suffer from other allergy symptoms on the regular, then chances are you are being exposed to something you are allergic to. Allergies can be seasonal or year-round, but there is no need to put up with them anymore! This year, make a point to visit an allergy specialist and get tested for allergies. At the very least, you will be able to find out what exactly you are allergic to so you can avoid these triggers and reduce the frequency of your allergy attacks.
Get enough sleep
There are many health risks involved with not getting enough sleep, such as: worsening of hypertension, increased risk of obesity, increased risk of diabetes, headaches, delayed reaction time, decay of the ability to pay attention, etc… so why risk it? As a new year resolution, commit to getting about 7 hours of sleep at night.
Fix your snoring problems
It’s time to face the facts: you snore! And if you share your room with anyone else, you can be sure they will be more than thrilled to hear that “stop snoring” is part of your new year resolutions.
Snoring is often caused by having a narrow airway, either because of poor sleep posture or because of abnormalities in the soft tissues of your throat. There are many ways to fix your snoring depending on what exactly is causing it and your particular medical history. So, visit a sleep specialist and make a point to follow through with the required treatment.
Stay in touch with friends and family
Studies have actually suggested that people with strong social ties to other people live longer than those who do not have them. In addition, studies have also suggested that lack of social ties can actually negatively affect your health. So, stay in touch with friends and family through social media, text, phone calls, face-to-face meetings, etc… but make sure that you associate with people who have a positive impact on you and make your life better, as opposed to people who cause you stress.
Dr. Pasha and the team wish you and your loved ones a happy and prosperous 2015!