3 Healthy New Year's Resolutions | Surgical Associates of Cleveland

Here we are, facing another new year. Have you been thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions? Here at the Surgical Associates of Cleveland, we’d like to offer our encouragement and aid to help you live a healthier 2018.

If you’re like most Americans–and most patients in our clinic–you’d like to stick with your healthy new year goals. But changing our habits can be hard. We’ve come up with a few simple suggestions that virtually anyone can use for a better year.

Get your cancer screenings.
It’s true–no one looks forward to any cancer screening, but they are a pretty important preventative measure in maintaining good health. You can learn more about cancer screenings from the CDC here. In addition to the cancer screenings you can get from a medical provider, we also recommend that you prioritize monthly self-exams that you can do at home, particularly for breast and skin cancer.

Quit putting off what’s ailing you.
Another important item to check off your list for 2018? Go see your doctor! Far too often we ignore the signs our body is telling us. Commit to listen to your body and quit putting off any procedures you need for relief. Whether you require hernia repair, carpal tunnel release, or treatment for varicose veins, you’ll enjoy a much better quality of life after taking care of your body’s needs.

Lose excess weight.
Carrying excess is hard on our whole system. Overweight and obesity have been linked to a number of health conditions, including cancer. Weight loss is a common new year’s resolution, and for many folks, it can seem like an overwhelming goal. The good news is that even a small loss of excess weight can offer beneficial results to your health as well as helping you adopt an overall healthier lifestyle.

We hope you’re ready for a great new year and we are here to help you in any way we can. Visit our website today to learn more about our services or give us a call at (423) 472-5423.