Your health is important any time of year, but there's nothing like setting New Year's goals!
HEALTH GOALS TO CONSIDER:
Choose a Medical Home
Get the right care at the right place at the right time. If you don't have one, choose your medical home! A medical home provides comprehensive, continuous medical care to you and your family with the goal of achieving the best health outcomes.
- Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or visit quitnow.net/dc to get the FREE help you need to quit and stay quit.
- Healthful food is essential to healthy people. Choose MyPlate has great resources to help you create your own healthy eating solutions and they also provide nutrition information and tips to share!
- Being physically active can improve your health — today, tomorrow, and in the future. Move Your Way provides guidelines for people of all ages to get moving and keep moving towards a healthy, active lifestyle.
- Meditation is not a replacement for conventional care, but it can enhance your overall health and well-being. It can help keep you calm and relax if you're experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, high blood pressure, and certain psychological disorders. The DC Department of Behavioral Health has a 24/7 Access HelpLine at 1(888)7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357. It is the easiest way to get connected to the right services.
Have a happy and healthy new year, DC!