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Jan 8, 2018 — New Years' resolutions to be healthier are hard to keep, but there are a few simple lifestyle habits that can really make a difference. On today's Health Minute, Dr. Tom Miller lists five things that will immediately improve your health.

Interview

Announcer: The Health Minute, produced by University of Utah Health.

Interviewer: Five things you can do that will immediately improve your health. Dr. Tom Miller, what are they?

Dr. Miller: Well, the first thing I'd say is don't get overwhelmed. Small changes overtime can have a big impact. That's the main thing to remember.

Number one, if you smoke, quit smoking, and if you failed at that, go see your physician because there are number of tools that you can use to quit smoking. Number two, if you drink alcohol, definitely do it in moderation. Number three, commit to 30 to 60 minutes of moderate daily exercise. Swimming, walking, and biking are just fine. Number four, avoid cramming too much into your day, and get seven to eight hours of solid sleep. And finally, number five, work towards an ideal body weight. Now, that would be a body mass index of 19 to 25. If you make small strides into all of these areas, you'll come a long way over the next year.

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