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January 2021

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Some Healthy New Year's Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

A new year often signifies a fresh start for many people. For some, this means setting health goals, such as losing weight, following a healthier diet, and starting an exercise routine.

However, more often than not, the health and wellness resolutions chosen are highly restrictive and unsustainable, leading most people to break their resolutions within a few weeks. This is why many people make the same resolutions year after year.

To break that cycle, it’s important to make resolutions that can not only improve health but also be followed for life.

  1. Eat more whole foods
  2. Sit less and move more
  3. Cut back on sweetened beverages 
  4. Get more quality sleep 
  5. Find a physical activity that you enjoy
  6. Take more "me time" and practice self-care
  7. Limit screen time
  8. Try meditation
  9. Add more produce to your diet
  10. Cut back on alcohol
Source:  Healthline

Five Essential Exercises

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money or have a complicated fitness routine to reap the benefits of regular activity.  Functional fitness exercises are those that allow a person to perform the daily activities of life with ease.  The following exercises are compound exercises that work all of the major muscle groups in the body and you can do them anywhere. 
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Pushups 
  • Pull-ups 
  • Rotation
These exercises form the basis of any good exercise program and can keep you fit and healthy for a long time. 


Tips on saving money while grocery shopping. 
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Virtual Yoga

The Coronavirus may keep us from meeting in person, but it will not keep us from showing our love for yoga! Practice yoga from the comfort of your own home with your own personal virtual trainer! Click on the link below to access free online yoga sessions. 

Yoga with Adriene

Yoga leads to improved physical fitness, increased ability to concentrate, and decreased stress. It's activity that helps both your body and mind and is a great way to relax and rejuvenate.
National Health Observance-January
Glaucoma Awareness Month 

Currently, more than 3 million people have glaucoma.  This disease is known as "the sneak thief of sight" since here are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it's permanent.  Regular eye exams are so important, especially for those at highest risk, including people of African, Asian, and Hispanic descent, people over 60, and people who are severely nearsighted. 

A short podcast to help you learn how to assess your financial health, and make the most of your money.  
Additional Info: To learn more about preventive care, click here. Click here to find out the recommendations for various screenings and tests.

Log into the wellness portal for even more articles on this topic: Health Screening: Finding Problems Early/ Evaluación de salud: Cómo detectar temprano los problemas de salud.
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