16 Ways to Stay Well in 2016

Resolve today to make 2016 a year of better health. The new year is a great time to focus on improving your health and that of your loved ones. You don't need to make drastic changes all at once. Choose something important to you, set realistic goals, and resolve to make at least one small change today.

  1. Get a flu shot, wash your hands often, and cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  2. Find easy and enjoyable ways to exercise 30 minutes a day.
  3. Never take medication that is not prescribed to you.
  4. Dispose safely of any unused medications.
  5. Drink more water and fewer sugary beverages (such as sports drinks and soda).
  6. Eat fruits and vegetables grown in Rhode Island to help reach or maintain a healthy weight.
  7. Have an emergency preparedness plan for you and your family.
  8. Get tested for HIV and know when to get tested for hepatitis c.
  9. Cut back on alcohol.
  10. Learn important tips for safely handling and preparing your food.
  11. Maintain good oral health habits.
  12. Learn how to perform CPR.
  13. Talk to your doctor about your plan for if and when you want to have children.
  14. Take a break from screens and devices.
  15. Never ever smoke. If you do smoke, get help quitting.
  16. Never drink and drive.