We all start the beginning of the year with great intentions. Those great intentions often go by the way side by the end of January. Try these simple things that you must try.
1- Get at least seven hours of sleep a night. Seriously.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours of shut-eye a night for adults, but according to the most recent data available, Americans aren’t hitting the mark. Over a third of adults aren’t getting at least seven hours of sleep on a regular basis, says a 2016 Centers of Disease Control and Prevention report based on data from 2014 .
2- Make—and actually go to—annual primary care appointments.
A lot of women skip seeing their primary care doctor once a year, especially if they’re on top of things like visiting their ob/gyn as often as necessary for preventive screenings.
Changing your habits, no matter how well-meaning, is hard. And if you’re looking for New Year’s resolution ideas you can actually stick to, well, you’re probably going to have to look past the big, giant, obvious ones and seek ones that may seem smaller, but will have a bigger impact in the long run.