Begin the year on the right foot by following these tips for a healthier lifestyle.


Stop smoking

When you quit smoking you:

• Reduce the risk of heart disease or lung cancer.

• Lower heart rate and blood pressure.

• Improve circulation and lung capacity.

• Increase the oxygen in your blood.

• Stabilize your sense of taste and smell.

• Improve your endurance for exercise.


Limit your alcohol intake

When you drink less you:

• Lower your risk of contracting liver and heart disease.

• Balance your blood pressure.

• Improve your physical fitness.

• Feel more active and motivated.


Lose weight

Maintaining a healthy weight will help you:

• Control blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of diabetes or a heart attack.

• Reduce tension in bones and joints.

• Increase your air intake during sleep.