Make it your resolution\r\n\r\nto live healthy in\r\n\r\nthe New Year\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAnother year has begun and with it, the annual ritual of making New Year\u2019s Resolutions.\u00a0 This year, take charge of your health with a few of our suggestions:\r\n\r\nEat more fruits and veggies.\u00a0 We\u2019ve heard time and again that we need at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.\u00a0 But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the average American consumes a little less than three servings each day and in West Virginia, only two and a-half servings per day.\r\n\r\nDrink more water.\u00a0 Our bodies need water for functioning.\u00a0 Headaches, drowsiness, lack of energy, dry skin, and illnesses can all be attributed to a lack of water.\u00a0 Aim for at least eight cups of water each day.\r\n\r\nQuit smoking.\u00a0 The leading cause of death and disease in West Virginia is tobacco use, with the majority from smoking and chewing tobacco.\u00a0 Nearly 4,000 West Virginians die each year from tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.\u00a0 Smoking hurts you, your family, and your friends.\u00a0 If you need help quitting, call the WV Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.\u00a0 You can also find the Quit Line on the web at: http:\/\/www.bebetter.net\/ wvquitline_home.html.\u00a0 The Quit Line offers free patches, gum, lozenges, and counseling to help you quit.\r\n\r\nFind a healthcare provider.\u00a0 All adults need to visit a healthcare provider from time to time, even if they are healthy.\u00a0 A yearly exam will screen for diseases, assess your risk for future medical problems, update your vaccinations, and help maintain a relationship with a provider in case you are ever ill.\u00a0 If you need a healthcare provider, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital\u2019s Rural Health Clinic offers healthcare for the entire family, including pediatric care and women\u2019s health services.\u00a0 Give the clinic a call today to schedule an appointment at 304-799-6200.\r\n\r\nMove more.\u00a0 Everyone can benefit from more exercise.\u00a0 Even if you regularly workout, incorporate more activity into your daily routine.\u00a0 Do you work in an office?\u00a0 Walk down the hall to speak with a co-worker instead of phoning.\u00a0 Going grocery shopping?\u00a0 Park in the farthest space from the store.\r\n\r\nCook more meals at home.\u00a0 While it may be easier and faster to bring home a pizza or bag of fried chicken for dinner, preparing fresh meals at home is a lot better for you.\u00a0 Here\u2019s a great recipe to try from the American Diabetes Association.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nChicken Corn\r\n\r\nSkillet Dinner\r\n\r\n4 \u00bd ounces deli roasted chicken, cut into 1-inch cubes\r\n\r\n1 medium onion, diced\r\n\r\n1 medium yellow squash, diced\r\n\r\n1 medium red bell pepper, diced\r\n\r\n\u00bd teaspoon ground cumin\r\n\r\n\u00bc teaspoon Kosher salt\r\n\r\n\u00bc teaspoon freshly ground black pepper\r\n\r\n2 cups frozen corn, thawed\r\n\r\n2 tablespoons minced parsley\r\n\r\nSaut\u00e9 chicken over medium high heat for 2 minutes.\u00a0 Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. Add the onion and saut\u00e9 for five minutes. Add the squash and red pepper and saut\u00e9 for four minutes. Add the cumin, salt, and pepper and saut\u00e9 for one minute. Add in the corn and parsley and saut\u00e9 for two minutes. Add back the chicken and heat through for one minute.