10 Things You Must do Each Year ...

It’s the first month of the New Year, and now that we're done celebrating it's time to reflect and choose and make resolutions. It’s also time to schedule wellness appointments and make a few purchases. Here’s a list of 10 things you must do at least once a year… why not do them now?

1. Get a Physical

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Whether you’re 18 or 80, you need to see your family physician once a year for a complete physical exam. And it doesn't matter how many healthy foods you've stuck to all year. Bring a list of questions you might have, so you don’t forget anything, and if your doctor doesn’t offer it, ask for a cholesterol check, blood pressure reading, and also a Pap smear (or at least a pelvic exam). Make sure your prescription medications are still current. It also wouldn’t hurt to talk about your weight, if you think it might be an issue. Maybe he could give you a few tips or rules about weight loss. I tend to put off my annual physical, but it’s important — make sure you do it, and I will too!

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