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Healthy Habits for a New Year

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If you are like most people, you may decide that January 1 is a perfect time to make a New Year’s resolution. A new year is a fresh start – an opportunity to stop smoking, lose weight, start exercising, or change yourself for the better in another way. Research, however, shows that few people actually succeed with their changes because sticking to a resolution takes willpower. That determination is difficult to sustain because it’s not tied to a specific behavior.

This time will be different; you can do it! Make 2014 your year for healthier habits. Set goals that you can achieve and build on them. For example, if your resolution is to eat better, try to make a routine of replacing your morning pastry with a piece of fruit.

You don’t have to make these changes alone. We’re here to help you. Crittenton Hospital Medical Center offers a variety of programs and events that will help you create healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

Take a look at the programs below or view more classes.

Weight-Loss Health Fair and Seminar:

Let us help you create healthy habits to lose those extra pounds and improve overall health. Join us for a mini health fair that includes free blood pressure screenings, a body mass index check, a body fat analysis, and bariatric information.

  • Thursday, January 30
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Crittenton lobby/auditorium

Stress Busters:

Unrelieved, long-lasting stress can compromise the immune system and lead to high blood pressure as well as heart disease. If you’re always exhausted, overwhelmed, and irritable, there is probably too much stress in your life. Join us for a free evening of Stress Busters to help create stress-free healthy habits.

  • Thursday, February 27
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Crittenton Lobby/Auditorium

Smoking Cessation Class:

This program, developed by the American Lung Association, incorporates a variety of techniques, tools, and tips designed for people who want help quitting smoking. The eight-week series begins January 13.

Tai Chi

Create a healthy habit to increase your energy level, balance, and flexibility while improving posture and endurance by joining our Tai Chi program. The eight-week series begins January 6.

Individualized Diet Consultations

A registered dietitian can help you create healthy nutrition habits that may help you lose weight, lower high cholesterol and hypertension, manage celiac disease, and ease other concerns. Call (248)-652-5660 for an appointment.


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