Whether we vow to lose weight, get fit, or quit smoking, the promises we make to ourselves are sometimes the hardest to keep. Forty-five percent of American adults make one or more New Year’s resolutions each year but only 8 percent will achieve them.
If you made a resolution and failed to maintain it, you are not alone. Only 64 percent of resolutions are maintained after one month and 46 percent after 6 months. If you are having trouble maintaining your resolutions, don’t be discouraged by these numbers.
Your second chance is here: National Public Health Week, April 1-7, is the perfect time to recommit yourself to your goal or to start fresh with a new one. The week is dedicated to raising awareness and changing behaviors so we all can live healthier, safer, and better lives.
Start out by making just one positive change to improve your health. Small actions like getting routine health screenings or keeping your immunizations current can lead to big health benefits for you, your family, and your community.
…the perfect time to recommit yourself to your goal.
Like two sides of the same coin, safety and health go hand in hand. Like good health, safety begins at home. Approximately 245 people die of unintentional injuries in homes and communities every day. The leading causes of unintentional injury death in the U.S. include motor vehicle crashes, poisonings, falls, choking, and fire.
There are some practical steps you can take to be safe in your home and car.
Your investments in healthy, safer living are investments in our nation’s health and by extension, our future.