Small changes you can make to feel your best
You don't have to wait until New Year's to start a self-improvement project. If you're not a resolution-maker, help someone who is by suggesting a goal, like one of these.
Stay in touch
Don't let friendships fade. Make an effort to call, write a letter or email, or set a date to meet again.
Take care of medical issues
Have you been putting off a preventive screening or ignoring new symptoms? Make a point to schedule your annual visit with your primary care physician.
Eat a bit healthier
Start with a few tweaks: adjust your calorie intake as needed, eat more vegetables, choose heart-healthy protein like fish, or replace white bread with whole grain.
Add more steps
Walk an extra lap at the mall or store, or walk in place while watching TV.
Learn to ask for help
It's not surrendering independence if you really need help. When someone helps you, think of it as payback for all the times you helped someone.
Maintain the brain
Exercise your mind every day to stay sharp. Read, do puzzles, solve math problems, learn chess, or play word games like Scrabble.®