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Resolve Your Resolutions

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Right now, almost everyone is making plans for how to be healthier. And although “getting to the gym more often” is a fine resolution, there are plenty of other goals that can also do wonders for your health. Here are ten more ways to improve your wellness in the New Year.

  1. Measure more than your weight: Risk factors like blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and body composition have a huge impact on overall personal health.
  2. Get a better night’s rest. Just one reason why? Poor sleep could interfere with hunger hormones and appetite.
  3. Select a new doctor. If you aren’t happy with your current provider or your needs have changed, maybe it’s time to choose another option in an extensive network of professionals or different coverage altogether.
  4. Get more out of your day. One idea? Make a list every night of tomorrow’s tasks to stay organized. Another? Limit wasteful screen time by deleting apps on your phone.
  5. Drink more water. Not only is the nutrient essential for your health, it can help control your calories by making you feel full, revitalize your skin, and improve your dental health.
  6. Quit smoking.
  7. Eat more whole grains. Watching what you eat is just as important as how much. Supplementing or substituting your diet with whole grains can help from boosting daily nutrients to lowering your risk of diabetes.
  8. Schedule an eye exam — even if you are 20/20.
  9. And book a dentist appointment, too. Oral health is more than just a pretty smile: Healthy teeth and gums can be linked to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
  10. Find exercise out of the gym. In addition to working different muscle groups, it’ll also help to incorporate fitness into your daily routine.

Find more information on how Independence Blue Cross can be a part of your plan for health and wellness.

Sponsor content is created for IBX by Philadelphia magazine as a marketing collaboration with IBX. This material is intended for reference and information only and should not be used in place of advice from a doctor or suitable qualified healthcare professional.