This is an image of artfully arranged nutritious food - fruit and vegetables - and a person's hands shown arranging them. Mindful eating for health in the new year.A fresh start… As January unfolds, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past year and contemplating ways to improve our lives. While New Year’s Resolutions are often set in the excitement of the first few days of January, it’s never too late to make positive changes, especially when it comes to your health. The year is still young, so now is the perfect time to set realistic goals that align with your vision for a healthier lifestyle.

Tips for Sticking to Resolutions:
  1. Consider a Health-oriented Theme for the Year: Instead of a traditional resolution with a pass/fail mindset, opt for a theme that guides your choices throughout the year. Whether it’s “Mindful Eating,” “Active Living,” or “Stress Reduction,” a theme provides flexibility and encourages a holistic approach to well-being.
  2. Start Small and Specific: Once you have a theme, pick some early, specific, achievThis image shows the hands of six people who are holding hands together in the center of a circle to show emotional support. For A Fresh Start in the new goals. Whether it’s incorporating a 30-minute walk into your daily routine or swapping out sugary snacks for healthier alternatives, small changes can make a big impact and snowball into large-scale personal changes!
  3. Build a Support System: Share your resolution theme with friends, family, or colleagues who can offer encouragement and motivation. A strong support system can help keep you accountable and make the journey more enjoyable. We here at PPMA would also love to hear about your resolutions and discuss how we can help you achieve them!
  4. Celebrate the Wins: Making progressive change in your life is not always easy, so be sure to celebrate the victories along the road to better health!
Choosing Health-conscious Resolutions:An image of a woman dressed in lavender workout top and bottoms is stretching or doing yoga - fitness for the new year.
  1. Prioritize Regular Check-ups with your doctor at PPMA: We want to be with you every step of the way in supporting your health goals. We want to help you navigate your health journey with nutrition, exercise, and overall wellness guidance!
  2. Embrace a Balanced Diet: Consider resolutions focused on nutrition, such as incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your meals, reducing processed foods, or staying hydrated. A balanced diet is a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle.  Our registered dieticians offer unlimited one-on-one as well as group nutrition sessions for our concierge patients! Take advantage of this great resource and support system and don’t forget to subscribe to the PPMA Podcast, Nourish MD!
  3. Cultivate a Fitness Routine: Whether you’re a gym enthusiast or prefer outdoor activities, commit to a regular fitness routine. It could be as simple as a weekly yoga class, daily walks, or engaging in a sport you enjoy. If you have not been active in some time, incorporating simple activities around the house can pave the way to more options in the future.
  4. Prioritize Mental Health: Make resolutions centered around stress reduction and mental well-being. This could include mindfulness practices, setting boundaries, or seeking professional support when needed.

Image of Dr. William J. Davis, MD, internist at Private Physicians Medical Associates, concierge medical practice in Newport Beach, CARemember, the key to successful resolutions is consistency and a positive mindset. Embrace the journey towards a healthier you, and don’t forget to celebrate the progress you make along the way. Here’s to a year filled with health, happiness, and well-being!

— Dr. William Davis
Internal Medicine Physician, PPMA
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