Making a new year’s resolution to be healthier?

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Health bosses are offering free advice to anyone planning to take better care of themselves in 2015.

Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (MKCCG), which oversees healthcare across the city, says there are many ways to improve your health over the next 12 months.

These include quitting smoking, cutting back on alcohol, adopting a healthier diet, taking regular exercise, better managing stress or increasing sleep.

Dr Nicola Smith, GP chair of Milton Keynes CCG, said: “There’s no better time to plan a healthier and happier lifestyle than the start of a new year.

“It’s a great time to put realistic goals in place to improve your health, whether you want to quit smoking, drink less or lose weight. The new year is a fresh start for many people and even if you are only making small changes to your lifestyle, it can still make all the difference to your health in the long-term.

“For example, reducing your alcohol intake can have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing. If you stop smoking, you will start to see health benefits straightaway, as your body eliminates the nicotine and you are able to breathe more easily. By eating well and getting regular exercise, you could have a huge impact on improving your health for 2015.”

Useful links:

www.miltonkeynesccg.nhs.uk/alcohol-awareness

www.miltonkeynesccg.nhs.uk/stop-smoking