“Why wait to start improving your health when you can start today? It’s never too soon or too late to achieve a healthy weight. Small changes that you make today could make a big difference in how you feel. Changes can include scheduling time for regular physical activity with a friend or family member to help you both stick to a physical activity routine. Try limiting the foods and drinks you consume with added sugars, which can be particularly tempting around the holidays. Also, turn off your devices to reduce your screen time. Overtime, these small changes may help you reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, and other chronic illnesses, and also give you more energy to tackle your busy schedule and improve your overall health.

Make healthy eating and regular physical activity a priority as a family during the holidays — and every day!”

— Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P.

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