After the holidays, the start of a new year is a perfect time for resolutions. Like many people, you’re probably ready to get on (or back on) the bandwagon of health and wellness. While it’s common to get a gym membership at the start of the new year, research shows there’s much more you can do for your health. Getting more exercise, managing stress, and eating healthy are some easy changes you can make to start living a healthier life.
Eat Your Vegetables
Your mother told you to eat your vegetables when you were younger. She was right! Experts agree that eating vegetables is essential for good health. Ideally, you should get five servings each day. Veggies pack plenty of nutrition when they are stir-fried, steamed, or consumed raw. As a rule of thumb, colorful vegetables such as tomatoes, cabbage, carrots, and leafy greens provide the most nutrition. They facilitate weight management and lower your risk of certain cancers.
Stress contributes to a plethora of adverse health conditions, including higher rates of heart disease and high blood pressure. Stress is also responsible for complaints of bodily pains such as chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain. Visiting a pain relief specialist helps ease physical tensions while learning stress management techniques such as deep breathing techniques and meditation alleviates the psychological symptoms of stress.
Get Regular Exercise
Exercising each day does wonders for the mind and body. It also slows the physical and emotional signs of aging. The broad-reaching benefits of daily exercise include improved eyesight, stable blood pressure, lower levels of cholesterol, and increased bone density. Anything that gets your blood pumping and heart rate up counts as exercise, even dancing to your favorite songs in the living room.
Sleep is one of the most critical factors for good overall health. But many people either don’t get enough sleep, or they suffer from low-quality sleep. Shutting off technology for an hour before bedtime can calm the mind and make it easy to get a good night’s rest. Adopting relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation can improve your quality of sleep, too.
Establish a Daily Routine
Humans are creatures of habit. We instinctively like routine, and if it’s a healthy routine – even better. Creating a structured daily schedule can help with stress management. It can also help you fit health-boosting activities like exercise into your schedule. If you plan a fitness class for the morning or evening, you’ll always have something fun and rewarding to look forward to.
If you’re looking for a positive change of routine next year, we can help. From back pain relief to addressing your other health concerns, Pure Family Chiropractic is here to help you be the best version of yourself. Visit our website today to learn more about our services and find out what we can do for you in 2020.