Five Tips For Staying Healthy in the New Year: Part One

Five Tips For Staying Healthy In The New Year_ Part OneThis is not going to be another one of those blog entries that offers you the fastest and most dramatic results. Instead, we want to talk about small changes that you can make at the beginning of the new year (or at any other time) that can have a tremendous impact on your overall health. From weight loss to better moods, these tips can help you live a healthier life.

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Work Out

While everyone puts “get in shape” on their list of resolutions, very few people actually accomplish that goal. Why? Because it is too broad. Everyone’s idea of what being in shape is is completely different, which means that there is no real target to aim for. Below are several methods for honing in on what is important in order to maximize your results.

Define What is Important

You know your body best, which means that you should be the one to define exactly what you want to change or improve. If you would like to lose weight, make sure that you choose exercises that will help you accomplish that goal. If you want to be in better cardiovascular shape, make sure to focus on exercises that will make it easier for you to walk, jog, or swim for longer. If you are concerned about looking better in the mirror, you might want to concentrate on lifting weights and cardio.

Start Small

One of the biggest roadblocks to success is our unreal expectations of ourselves. Nothing worth doing can be done overnight, and that is especially true of our health. In order to set ourselves up for long-term success, we need to take small steps that will lead to large gains over time. By learning how to adjust our behaviors a little at a time, we can create a different mindset that will allow us to tackle larger goals. Don’t start going to the gym five days a week; start with twice a week. When two weekly trips don’t feel like enough, add a third. Within six months, you might be at the gym five days a week crushing goals that seemed impossible in January!

Sleep More

Sleeping more, and on a regular schedule, can have many positive impacts on your health. Better sleep can improve your mood, help you concentrate, and will allow your body to heal better after workouts or injuries. Try cutting down on caffeine in the afternoon and avoid looking at your phone or other screens too much before bed time.

Check back in a few weeks for even more tips on how to meet your health and fitness goals this year. If you are experiencing pain, or you feel like you could benefit from an adjustment, call Williams Chiropractic in Clemmons. We have a wealth of knowledge, experience, and tools at our disposal that can help you feel better naturally. We would also love to talk to you about your fitness and weight loss goals.

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