Dr. Paula Walker discusses how to be a better you this year - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Dr. Paula Walker discusses how to be a better you this year

Posted: Updated:
Dr. Paula Walker with Chuck Leonard and Chandi Lowry. Dr. Paula Walker with Chuck Leonard and Chandi Lowry.
  • NEWSMore>>

  • LaGrange Police believe auto suspect is also murder suspect

    LaGrange Police believe auto suspect is also murder suspect

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:53:07 GMT
    Lagrange Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Devonte Thorpe. The warrant is for auto theft, but police say he is also a murder suspect. Sunday afternoon, Aug.24, police responded to 300 Bailey'sMore >>
    Lagrange Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Devonte Thorpe. The warrant is for auto theft, but police say he is also a murder suspect. Sunday afternoon, Aug.24, police responded to 300 Bailey'sMore >>
  • Sentencing in Castille murder trial

    Sentencing in Castille murder trial

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:51:47 GMT
    Convicted murderers have now received their sentencing after being found guilty of killing a police informant.  Daphne Castille and her son, Jamal Castille, were both sentenced to 20 years in prison.  DantrellMore >>
    Convicted murderers have now received their sentencing after being found guilty of killing a police informant.  Daphne Castille and her son, Jamal Castille, were both sentenced to 20 years in prison.  DantrellMore >>
  • Suspect leads police on chase in stolen car

    Suspect leads police on chase in stolen car

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:43:06 GMT
    Police in east Alabama are searching for a suspect caught on camera stealing a car on August 8. The suspect also led police on a chase that started at the Circle K gas station on 2nd Avenue in Opelika.More >>
    Police in east Alabama are searching for a suspect caught on camera stealing a car on August 8. The suspect also led police on a chase that started at the Circle K gas station on 2nd Avenue in Opelika. More >>
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The CDC encourages everyone to make 2014 a "Happy You Year."

Dr. Paula Walker from Columbus State University has some tips to help boost your health and well-being this year. Here are five easy strategies you can start today:

  1. Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet. They help provide you with more antioxidants and give you the vitamins you need to keep your body running efficiently.
  2. Drink more water (it actually helps your metabolism). Limit or eliminate your soda intake. Those extra calories from soda and juice add up quickly and they can cause you to gain weight.  
  3. Commit to be fit. Try to engage in some physical activity 30 minutes a day most days of the week. You can start by taking the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator. Those little steps go a long way
  4. Get regular health screenings. Women should start getting mammograms at the age of 40, and also get pap smears done every year as well. Men should also get their prostates examined annually. They should also start getting colonoscopies starting at the age of 50. If the results come back negative, then you won't have to get another one for 10 more years.
  5. Get enough sleep. Studies show that getting enough sleep reduces your risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.

Watch the video for more details.

Copyright 2014 WTVM. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.