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New Year, Healthier You: How Inspira Can Help You Achieve Your Top Health Goals This Year

Jan 19, 2024

When setting your New Year’s resolutions, the first ones that come to mind usually involve improving your physical health: exercising more, eating better and losing weight. However, according to a 2024 New Year’s resolutions survey, many people rank improving their mental health in their top three goals for the upcoming year.

Whether it’s enhancing your physical or mental well-being, Inspira Health offers resources to support your journey. Discover how Inspira can help you achieve your goals in the new year.

1. Exercise more

Often, at the start of the new year, many people decide they want to move more and sit less. While January might be a tough month to get outside and get your steps in, there are other ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily life and reap the health benefits. “Try moving a little bit every day. All forms of movement count, as long as you enjoy doing it,” said Margaret Brooks, MS, RD, CDCES, dietitian at Inspira Fitness Connection.

Consider jumpstarting your year at Inspira Fitness Connection, Inspira’s state-of-the-art fitness center located in Vineland and ​​Bridgeton, NJ. “Our full-service gym offers a welcoming, nonjudgmental atmosphere for people of all ages, backgrounds, health statuses and fitness levels,” said Brooks. “From group exercise classes to personal training, at-home workout videos to our physician-referred exercise program, our full-service gym has something for everyone.”

2. Eat healthier

Starting or returning to a healthy diet after the holiday season can be challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone. Inspira’s nutrition counseling program can help you learn to make healthy choices and develop a strategy that fits your lifestyle.

“Our registered dietitians are here to support you and help with your food preferences and health needs,” said Brooks. “But first, talk to your doctor. Your primary care provider may be able to guide you toward a diet that works for you, or they can refer you to one-on-one counseling.”

Before making an appointment for nutrition services, check with your insurance company to see if it’s covered.

3. Improve mental health

Once the excitement and stress of the holidays wear off, the new year offers an opportunity for self-reflection and evaluation. “With renewed time to focus on yourself, you may find you have the energy to prioritize your mental health,” said Michael Hymovitz, LCSW, LCADC, Behavioral Health Manager at Inspira. “Maybe you’ve been putting off making lifestyle changes and decide it’s time to ask for support.”

Whether you’re looking to talk with a therapist, meet with an advance practice nurse with prescribing privileges, or join a support or therapeutic group, Inspira’s Behavioral and Mental Health services are designed to support you and your family’s needs. “Our multidisciplinary treatment teams deliver compassionate and supportive quality care in an environment that respects our patients’ dignity and unique personal needs,” said Hymovitz. “Whether you struggle with a substance use disorder, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and/or co-occurring behavioral or substance use issues, our providers are here to help.”

Need help with your goals and not sure where to start? A helpful first step is to discuss your health goals with your primary care provider to start the New Year off right.

Inspira Health is a high reliability organization (HRO), which means safety is the top priority for patients and staff. To make an appointment, call 1-800-INSPIRA.

Topics: Fitness, Nutrition, Behavioral Health, Health and Wellness