How to Enjoy a Healthy New Year in 2017


The new year often makes us think about turning over a new leaf, and there are plenty of ways that you can keep your resolution to improve your health this year.



Check Your BMI

If you haven’t thought about it for a while, why not start your healthy new year by checking your BMI? It could tell you whether you should think about losing (or even gaining) some weight.

Improve Your Lifestyle

Even if you are a healthy weight, there is probably some area of your life that you could improve to enhance your physical or mental wellbeing.

  • Eat a balanced diet, with lots of different fruit and vegetables
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Get at least 150 minutes of exercise every week
  • Make sure you’re getting plenty of high quality sleep
  • Tackle stress by eliminating the problem or finding a better way to deal with it

Don’t forget that you can always talk to your private GP in Chelsea if you want advice on losing weight, exercising, or dealing with sleep problems.

Get Rid of Your Bad Habits

If you smoke, drink more than you should, or have other unhealthy habits, there’s no time like the present for making a change. Your private GP in Chelsea can help if you are trying to make these kinds of changes too.

Do Your Routine Health Checks

Another healthy resolution it is worth making is to do what you can to detect any developing health issues. Some simple checks and screening tests can help you to stay healthy in 2017 and beyond.

  • Examine your breasts regularly for lumps or other changes, or check your testicles if you are a man
  • Check your skin, especially any moles, for changes that could be signs of skin cancer
  • Attend any screening appointments your doctor recommends, such as mammograms and cervical smears
  • Arrange a well woman or well man check up with your private GP in Chelsea to detect any issues that need to be addressed

As well as performing your own health checks and having screening tests, it is also important to keep listening to your body so that you know when something isn’t right. If you're worried about anything, you should see a doctor.



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The contents on this site is for information only, and is not meant to substitute the advice of your own physician or other medical professional.