Give yourself a health self-assessment

Begin the new year by reviewing where you are now and where you want to go.

Published: January, 2019

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This year, don't fall back on the standard resolutions as a way to set goals. Instead, do a health self-assessment. It's a way to measure where you are now, decide what you want to do, and determine how to get there.

"A health self-assessment gathers the vital information you need to begin thinking more about your life and how you want to live," says Susan Flashner-Fineman, Vitalize 360 Coach at Harvard-affiliated Hebrew SeniorLife, a comprehensive wellness program that promotes healthy aging. "It helps identify your life goals, which can vary from something as simple as ensuring you can continue your independent living to something more ambitious, like traveling more."

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