J.C. Blair Offers Tips for New Year’s Resolutions in January

With the new year quickly approaching, new year’s resolutions are often looked to as a way to bring on exciting changes in the new year. J.C. Blair offers some tips to help you keep your new year’s resolutions.

For a healthier you, set smaller goals that will lead to your larger resolution. By setting smaller goals, you are able to stay motivated and celebrate the progress you are making. 

Reward yourself for the small goals you have reached. Celebrate by doing something you enjoy that will not contradict your goal. If you have decided to eat healthier, do not celebrate by eating a box of chocolates. Buy a new food scale or fitness clothes to help you reach your goal.

Track your progress throughout the year. When you feel discouraged, look back at how far you have come to motivate you to keep going.

Along with healthy tips, J.C. Blair invites the community to participate in a variety of classes scheduled throughout the month of January that include the following:

On Wednesday, January 7, J.C. Blair’s Cardiopulmonary Department is offering free lung screenings from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in J.C. Blair’s Cardiopulmonary Department for smokers and those exposed to smoke. The screening assesses airflow limitations of the lungs and provides a good indication of the amount of oxygen in the lungs, how the lungs are functioning, and if there are signs of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) present. COPD generally includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The screening is also available by appointment by calling J.C. Blair’s Cardiopulmonary Department at 643-8645.

On Monday, January 19, J.C. Blair will be hosting the Brain Injury Support Group of Huntingdon (BIG H) in J.C. Blair’s Education Center at 7:00 p.m. Please register one week in advance by contacting Brandee Riggleman at briggleman.cilscpa@gmail.com or Robert Miller at (814) 667-2568.

On Tuesday, January 20, Free Car Seat Safety Checks will be offered at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Huntingdon from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Have your child’s safety seat inspected and installed by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Checks are offered the third Tuesday of every month at the police barracks or by appointment by calling J.C. Blair Safe Kids Partners at (814) 643-8833.

On Wednesday, January 21, Life After Bariatric Surgery (LABS) Support Group will meet in J.C. Blair’s Education Center at 6:30 p.m.  All who have had bariatric surgery or who are interested in learning more about bariatric surgery are welcome to attend. For more information, email labsgroup@outlook.com or visit www.facebook.com/LABSinPA. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Yoga classes with Certified Yoga Instructor Jen Champion are held every Tuesday at 12 noon in J.C. Blair’s Education Center. Everyone is welcome and should bring a yoga mat or blanket, wear comfortable clothing, and should not have a full belly of food. Cost is $5. To register, call 667-2097.

For more information about these and other upcoming events, visit www.jcblair.org