- Schedule an annual checkup with your family doctor.
Everyone in your home can benefit from seeing a primary care physician at least once a year.
This could be as simple as a 15-minute walk around the block once a day. If you work at a desk or sit a lot, try to get up and move around every 30 minutes, if possible.
- Make healthy food choices.
Add more whole foods to your diet like fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, whole grains, fish and eggs.
Set aside at least 8 hours to get a good night’s sleep. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day—even on the weekends.
- Don’t skip seasonal vaccines.
Talk with your doctor or pharmacist to schedule seasonal vaccines—including annual flu shots and COVID-19 boosters—to prevent illnesses that keep you from work, school and your social life.
- Engage with your community.
A strong support system can help you feel better in more ways than one. Attend church, join a club or volunteer with a local charity. Check-in on an elderly neighbor. Or set aside time to spend with family and friends.