10 New Year’s resolutions doctors want you to make

Each year, Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolutions are more or less the same: get healthy, get organized, save money. But doctors at the American Medical Association (AMA) have some more specific thoughts in mind for 2019.

The AMA this week released a list of 10 wellness-focused resolutions that could “help Americans make the most impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2019.” Here’s what they are - and how to make them happen.

•Learn your risk for type 2 diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the U.S., affecting an estimated 30 million Americans. But as of the CDC’s last estimate, almost a quarter of Americans who have type-2 diabetes are undiagnosed, meaning they’re not getting the care they need - and even more people may have prediabetes without knowing it.

The AMA recommends taking a self-screening test at DoIHavePrediabetes.org to find out if you’re at risk.

•Be more physically active

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition https://etypeservices.com/Scott%20County%20RecordID659/

The Scott County Record

PO Box 377

Scott City, KS 67871

Phone: 620-872-2090

Fax: 620-872-0009