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The Number One New Year’s Resolution

January spells the end of the holidays, a persistent cold, a lighter purse, and perhaps even a heavier you. In this traditionally tough month, it can be hard to stay motivated, and it doesn’t make it any easier when we vow to change our lives for 365 days. People make all kinds of different New Year’s resolutions, but one sticks out as the most popular of the bunch: living the year healthier. Let’s be honest. How many times have you promised yourself to eat healthy and exercise more only to revert to old ways? Luckily, your OB/GYN can help kickstart your year on a healthy note.

 

Keep Up with Annual Checkups

If a healthier you is a New Year’s priority, then start by finding out just how healthy you really are! Take control of your health by staying on top of all your age-appropriate OB/GYN exams and checkups. By visiting early in the year, you will not only see where you stand on your health journey, but you can also talk with your OB/GYN to set goals for yourself to push you through the year. It can be tempting to postpone or reschedule these appointments, but you shouldn’t delay! An annual gynecology appointment can take less than an hour, and you will leave with plenty of guidance on how to take care of yourself in the brand new year.

 

New Year, Same Great Care

The new year also poses a great opportunity to build your relationship with your OB/GYN and take advantage of all that they can do for you. You may not realize it, but your gynecologist can assist you with a whole lot more than just women’s health. They can shed light and expertise on your mental health, from things like anxiety and depression to high blood pressure and domestic violence. You can discuss the history of your family’s health to look out for specific concerns that may run in your family, and you can also talk through major life milestones like planning a pregnancy or beginning to take birth control. Just be sure to stay up to snuff on vaccinations and physical exams to lower your risk of cancer and other diseases while helping you stay healthy throughout the year! (After all, that is the goal, isn’t it?)

At the end of the day, a resolution is a decision you make for yourself, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ask other people for help. Your OB/GYN can help keep you accountable and make 2023 the year of kept resolutions, whether it’s through helpful expertise or simple motivational pushes. So, cheers to you and a healthy, safe, and Happy New Year!

 

At the end of the day, a resolution is a decision you make for yourself, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ask other people for help. Your OB/GYN can help keep you accountable and make 2023 the year of kept resolutions, whether it’s through helpful expertise or simple motivational pushes. So, cheers to you and a healthy, safe, and Happy New Year!

 

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