Back before a pandemic changed all our lives forever, January 1 was frequently a day reserved for self-reflection and making resolutions. Whether it was boldly declaring your goals online or writing them down and posting them on the fridge, a new calendar meant it was time to make big changes and look forward with a clean slate. However, the past couple of years have shown us that many things are just simply beyond our control. One thing we can control? How we treat ourselves.
If you’re someone who makes New Year resolutions, this year, consider focusing on smaller, more tangible resolutions that you can feel good about accomplishing despite what 2022 may have in store. Whether it’s changing up your at-home work space, starting a simple new fitness routine, or just saying no to situations that cause you more stress than happiness, treat yourself with kindness this year.
Not sure where to start? The Carbon Health blog is full of tips to help you crush your goals in 2022 and beyond. Check out some of these recent posts.
By making a few simple adjustments, you can turn your home office into an ergonomically friendly area that can benefit you both mentally and physically in 2022 and beyond. Read more.
They’re not called the “golden years” for nothing. We have tips on maintaining your good health — because it’s never too soon or too late to start making changes that will improve your health outlook in later life. Read more.
The pandemic is not the only stressor in our lives. Political discord, uncertainty about the future, and global warming — on top of difficult events and situations in our personal lives — can be major sources of stress, which is a major health hazard. We have tips on reducing stress in your life. Read more.
Vaping (another term for using e-cigarettes) has frequently been touted as a “healthier alternative” to smoking traditional cigarettes. However, it’s actually very hazardous to your health and can lead to serious illness and death. If you smoke, make this the year you quit (a first step can be consulting with your Carbon Health healthcare team). Read more.
Social media stressing you out? Although there are many positives that come from being able to keep up with the activities of almost anyone from anywhere in the world, there are also some downsides to be aware of. Find out whether it might be time for you to reevaluate how you’re using social media. Read more.
A recent report describes chronic loneliness and social isolation as serious yet underestimated public health risks that have an impact on many Americans, particularly older adults. We have tips on how to reconnect. Read more.
Studies show that doing some exercise is always better than doing no exercise — even taking a couple of minutes each day to get moving can help you to feel better, allow you to do more, and decrease your risk for certain injuries and chronic illnesses. Read more.
Now’s the time to take control of your health, and partnering with a Carbon Health primary care provider is the first step — especially if it’s been a minute since you’ve had a checkup. Having a compassionate healthcare team in your corner is key to staying healthy, preventing future health issues, and accomplishing your overall wellness goals. Start prioritizing your health by scheduling a visit at carbonhealth.com or downloading the Carbon Health app.