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Let’s Make Something of 2022: 12 Months to a Healthier You

By Sara Butler

12 Months to a Healthier You

It’s mid-January, so your newsfeed has likely been inundated with articles about creating a new you in some shape or form. While it can feel like a high-pressure situation to come out of the gate in a new year and make big, sweeping changes, you don’t have to do that. In fact, just like the fabled tortoise in “The Tortoise and the Hare,” slow and steady is often what wins the race.

At The Joint Chiropractic, we’ve been considering how to help you be successful in your journey to make positive, lasting changes this year. Instead of racing to a better, healthier you, we want to help you take the time this year to focus on one thing about yourself and make a change.

That’s why we’re going to shine a spotlight each month on one thing you can do to improve your mind or body in the coming year. Change takes time, but change can save your life or improve its quality.

Here are just a few ideas we’ve got in store in 2022.

Focus on the Positive

No one likes a negative Nancy or Ned, but it can be really easy to slip into patterns of stinkin’ thinkin’ that can really derail your life. How revolutionary would it be to stop yourself from automatically going negative and take a step back to focus on the positive? That can be a real game-changer in ways that you never imagined! Anybody ready to make new friends because people are going to like you.

Meal Prep

There are so many advantages to meal prepping. It saves time, saves money, helps you to create a better relationship with food, lowers your stress levels, and even helps you to manage your portion sizes. All great things!

While meal prep seems like a great idea, putting it into practice is a completely different story. We’ll dive into how you can make meal prep more than a dream and put it to practice in your own life with practical tips and even a few ideas for easy recipes!

Going Junk Food-Free

Junk food. It’s easy, it’s cheap, and it tastes pretty good a lot of the time. But it’s really bad for you! If you can cut back on your junk food habit and control your cravings for Cheez Whiz and any food that ends in a “Z,” then it can make a big difference in how you feel and even change the things you yearn for.

We’ll talk about why your body likes junk food and how to break out of the cycle. Then, we’ll explore some of the small adjustments you can make in your relationship with junk food that can create some major shifts in your life.

Celebrating Meatless Monday

Meat may be what’s for dinner, but you should really think about how often that’s the case. Eating too much meat isn’t good for you or for the planet. Cutting out meat one day per week can create a positive shift in your health and in the health of the world around you, so it’s a win-win!

Of course, going meatless doesn’t have to be boring! There are so many great meals that require no meat at all and you may be surprised by how tasty some of them are -- and how little you miss the meat!

Move More

You’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking, right? Well, it’s time to think about how much sitting you’re doing and understand how it’s impacting your health and wellness.

We’ll talk about the dangers of sitting too much and practical ways you can get more movement in your day. You don’t have to join a gym or complete an Ironman to be healthy, you just need to know where to start -- by getting more steps into your day!

There will be much more to come in 2022 from The Joint Chiropractic, so make sure you follow along every month. Who knows? Maybe by the end of 2022, you’ll be healthier, stronger, and really on your way to a healthier you.

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