MD Now Urgent Care Prescribes a Countdown to a Healthy & Happy 2015

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Doctor’s Orders for Keeping Healthy New Year’s Resolutions from South Florida’s Urgent Care Leader

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“Better health doesn’t happen overnight, so people must adjust their expectations and realize that every day is another chance to improve their health,” said Peter Lamelas, M.D., CEO of MD Now Urgent Care.

South Florida’s leading urgent care provider, MD Now Urgent Care, knows that holidays can be a time of indulgence, which we justify with New Year's resolutions to make healthier choices. While one in three Americans plans to improve themselves in the coming year, only 75% stay strong for the first week and fewer than half are still committed six months later. In the spirit of counting down to 2015, MD Now created a helpful and healthful New Year's countdown to help South Florida turn its healthy resolutions into lasting results. Since part of staying healthy is being prepared for sickness, MD Now is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., including holidays, to be the healthcare provider that South Florida can count on.

“Better health doesn’t happen overnight, so people must adjust their expectations and realize that every day is another chance to improve their health,” said Peter Lamelas, M.D., CEO of MD Now Urgent Care.

MD Now wishes South Florida a happy and healthy New Year with this countdown to a healthier 2015:

5. Win at Losing Weight – One of the most popular resolutions is also one of the most difficult to keep because people want rapid results, but successful long-term weight loss can take a little time. Try to make healthier choices at every meal and plan for minor setbacks, knowing that patience adds up to progress.

4. Stop Smoking – Some people don’t try to quit because they’re afraid to fail. But the secret to stopping smoking is trying a few different methods to find the one that halts the habit.

3. Sleep More – Sleep not only helps your body function properly and strengthens your memory, but a lack of sleep has been linked to a greater risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Aim for eight hours each night by keeping a regular sleep schedule, avoiding caffeine after lunch, and relaxing before bedtime.

2. Stress Less – Too much stress can increase the risk of heart disease, obesity, depression, insomnia, and more. To help reduce stress, make time to relax, sleep, socialize, and engage in enjoyable activities.

1. Save Dollars with Healthy Sense – Making healthier lifestyle choices can make a difference in your physical, mental, and financial health. Try walking or biking to work, exercise at home to escape gym fees, start meal planning to save on dining out, and seek out urgent care centers to avoid high-priced hospitals.

The new year brings new opportunities to become healthier and happier. And it all begins with taking care of your health. That’s why MD Now Urgent Care is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to help South Florida stay well and live well.

About MD Now Urgent Care Centers
MD Now® Urgent Care Walk-In Medical Centers is the leading provider of fast and affordable urgent care to adults and children in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Our state-of-the-art, walk-in medical centers are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to deliver an affordable and convenient alternative to long emergency room wait times and the limited hours of family physicians. No appointment is necessary and major insurance plans are accepted. In addition to providing a comprehensive range of urgent care services to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries, our multiple locations offer digital x-rays, EKG, ultrasounds, lab testing, physicals, immunizations, vaccines, physical therapy, occupational medicine, travel medicine, and selected primary care services. Discover medical care that treats you to the care you need now at MD Now. Call: 888-MDNow-911, online: http://www.MDNow.com.

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