New Year, New Healthy You

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
New Year, New Healthy You

Make 2019 your healthiest year yet!

Use these 9 tips to boost your health and well-being all year long.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Make healthy food choices
like fruits, vegetables, whole
grains, lean meats, and
low-fat dairy products.

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Move More, Sit Less

lifting weights

Get at least 150 minutes
of moderate-intensity aerobic
activity every week, plus
muscle-strengthening activities
at least 2 days a week.


Rethink Your Drink

Substitute water for sugary
or alcoholic drinks to reduce
calories and stay safe.



Get Enough Sleep

alarm clock

Adults need at least
7 hours of sleep
per night.

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Being active during
the day can help you
fall asleep at night.

Quit Smoking

You can do it!
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW
for free support.

quit smoking note




Be Sun Safe

woman putting on sunscreen

Wear layered clothes and apply
broad-spectrum sunscreen
with at least SPF 15.

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Even in cold weather, the sun can
damage your skin. UV rays, not the
temperature, do the damage.

Brush Your Teeth

Brush twice a day
with fluoride toothpaste.

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Get Your Checkups

doctor taking patient's blood pressure

Visit your doctor regularly for
preventive services like cancer
and diabetes screenings.

Learn Your Health History

Talk to your family and your
doctor about your family
health history.

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For more about how to prevent chronic disease and maintain a healthy lifestyle,
follow @CDCChronic on Twitter or visit

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Page last reviewed: December 17, 2018