Make these 5 healthy resolutions for 2015. (No, it isn't too late)

January 12, 2015 | by Tami Dennis

Don’t kid yourself. Just because it’s mid-January doesn’t mean it’s too late to make resolutions for a happier, and healthier, 2015. Just consider them resolutions that are more mature than those giddy, sometimes self-deluded, Jan. 1 resolutions.

healthy resolutions list Don't wait until next Jan. 1 to make some healthy resolutions.

To that end, we share some advice from Cary A. Presant, M.D., an assistant clinical professor and hematologist at City of Hope.

  • Get health insurance.
  • Check if your doctor is the right doctor for you.
  • Start your own home medical record.
  • Decide now about making your advance medical directives.
  • Recognize your unhealthy habits and take a first step today to correct them.
This is sage guidance. To get the details and the rationale for each recommendation, check out the full column at Huffington Post.

As Presant concludes:

"2015 can be a year of optimism and accomplishment for you and your health. Taking baby steps now by making your resolutions can result in big gains by this same time next year."
Waiting until Jan. 1, 2016, to take even baby steps would be a waste of 11-and-a-half months. And your health could pay the price.

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Learn more about becoming a patient or getting a second opinion at City of Hope by visiting our website or by calling 800-826-HOPE (4673). City of Hope staff will explain what's required for a consult at City of Hope and help you determine, before you come in, whether or not your insurance will pay for the appointment.

 

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