New Year’s Resolutions for a New You
Many people set a New Year’s resolution but don’t follow through. Thanks to a variety of programs offered by LVHN, there are better and easier ways to stay committed to your goals. Here are six resolutions LVHN can help you keep.
Get a checkup.
Do you have a relationship with a primary care provider (PCP)? If you don’t even have a PCP, it’s time to get one. Here’s why. A PCP is your personal go-to for all your health care needs, whether you are well or sick. You can choose a PCP who specializes in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, geriatrics or pediatrics (for children).
LVHN can help in the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pa.: Visit LVHN.org/findadoc to find the perfect provider for you. You can search for a doctor by name (if you have someone in mind), practice, city and zip code.
Getting in shape or establishing a fitness routine is a common, but challenging, resolution. Regular exercise is an essential part of a good health. When done under the supervision of a personal trainer, exercise can help you recover from an injury or meet your fitness goals.
LVHN can help: Join LVHN Fitness. With three locations, LVHN Fitness offers cardiovascular and strength equipment, group fitness classes, sports performance training programs, massage services and personal training. Visit LVHN.org/fitness to find the fitness center that’s convenient for you.
In Northeast Pa.: Join the fitness center at the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton. The center offers cardiovascular and strength training, and group fitness classes like spinning, yoga and Piloxing®—a Pilates-boxing combo. Visit LVHN.org/hazletonfitness.
Enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Proper sleep is important for your overall health. Conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia and restless leg syndrome can prevent you from getting enough sleep. Not only do you feel tired, lack of restorative sleep can lead to health problems such as weight gain, high blood pressure, depression and a weakened immune system.
LVHN can help: Specialists at LVHN’s Sleep Disorders Center use advanced technology to diagnose your condition and provide effective treatment. The center has several locations and offers adult in-lab and home sleep testing. To learn more, call 610-402-CARE.
In Northeast Pa.: Specialists at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton Sleep Disorder Center use advanced technology to diagnose your condition and provide effective treatment. The center features a comfortable, relaxing setting for adult in-lab testing and home sleep studies. To learn more, call 570-501-1334.
Dropping pounds may lower your risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol and other serious health conditions. As an added bonus, you may feel healthier and have a chance to enjoy activities that excess weight may have hindered. Each person’s weight-loss journey is unique. Some people can achieve results with diet and exercise. Others need help and supervision from a weight-loss specialist. For some people, weight-loss surgery is the best option.
LVHN can help: The staff at LVHN’s Weight Management Center will design the weight-loss program that’s right for you. They’ll guide you through lifestyle changes, nutritional choices and how to maintain your weight after you reach your goal, whether it’s achieved with or without surgery. Learn more at LVHN.org/weightloss.
In Northeast Pa.: The staff at LVPG Surgery–Health & Wellness Center Weight Management Program will design the weight-loss program that’s right for you. They’ll guide you through lifestyle changes, nutritional choices and how to maintain your weight after you reach your goal, whether it’s achieved with or without surgery. Learn more at LVHN.org/HYbariatrics.
Are you constantly worried? Do you feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day? If so, you’re under a lot of stress. Some stress is normal, but too much stress is a problem. The body responds to stress through very intense physiological reactions that can impact your health.
LVHN can help: The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program gives you tools to recognize when stress is affecting your life and how to intervene. Mindfulness cultivates awareness in the moment and a sense of calm and well-being. It changes your relationship with stress, chronic pain or illness and helps you take charge for a happier, healthier and more relaxed you. Visit LVHN.org/mindfulness for the class schedule.
In Northeast Pa.: When excessive worry or stress consumes you, it is time to speak with your primary care provider. Your primary care provider can assess what is happening and offer guidance to service or treatments. If you need a provider, visit LVHN.org/findadoc.
When you stop smoking or using tobacco products, you significantly improve your health and lower your risk for serious health conditions. Plus, you’ll keep some extra money in your pocket.
LVHN can help in the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pa.: The Tobacco Treatment Program provides private, confidential counseling over-the-phone or face-to-face. Interested in quitting? Call 610-402-CARE in the Lehigh Valley or 570-501-4LVH in Northeast Pa.
Commit to a healthier year.
Visit LVHN.org/events or call 610-402-CARE in the Lehigh Valley or 570-501-4LVH in Northeast Pa., to learn more about upcoming events, classes and support groups that can help you achieve your resolution.