you can do right now as part of your wellness routine
1. Move On
Whether it is a job, relationship or other situation, the New Year is a good
time to reevaluate and move forward.
2. Get Your Fiber
Over age 50, men need 30 grams and women need 21 grams of fiber daily.
Fiber promotes weight loss, and prevents heart disease, Type 2 diabetes,
colon cancer, diverticulitis, and obesity. Good sources of fiber include
high fiber cereals, beans, brown rice and quinoa.
3. Prevent Blindness
More than two million Americans age 40 and older suffer from glacoma. A
leading cause of blindness, glaucoma, if caught early, can be treated to
help prevent further vision loss. During January, National Glaucoma
Awareness Month, visit preventblindness.org.
4. Cozy Up
Take advantage of cooler temperatures. Snuggle up with a book, pet, or
5. Read the Label
Be on the lookout for foods with too much saturated fat (a risk factor for
heart disease), or soduim (linked to high blood pressure).