4 Changes Which Can Improve Your Health

By Virginia Laird

Looking to begin the new year on a healthier note than last year but aren’t sure where to begin? There is an overwhelming plethora of health and wellness advice made available via magazines, books, internet, and a variety of professionals, making it difficult to settle in on a path to start.  The most important thing to keep in mind when trying to improve your health is to make your first few changes simple, which can help increase your ability to be successful. A few changes to consider including as part of your New Year’s resolutions, include:

  • Eat breakfast routinely
  • Stop drinking soda
  • Get more sleep
  • Try to lose a few pounds

Eat Breakfast Daily

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Research suggests that eating breakfast can help wake the body (and its functions). It stimulates the brain making it more prepares to focus on whatever tasks may lie ahead. If you think you are not a breakfast person, you may consider a shake rather than a large meal. This can offer the same nutrients to get your body going. 

Stop Drinking Soda

While soda may seem refreshing at times, it is generally bad for the body. Carbonation can be hard on the kidneys and other organs of the body. If regular (non-diet) soda is your choice, it is loaded with sugar and empty calories. For those who choose diet, most of the sweeteners in these drinks have proven to have damaging side effects after long-term usage. Do your body a favor and make soda the one thing you choose to change this year.

Get More Sleep

Healthcare professionals recommend that adults get a minimum of at least six hours of sleep each night. This can seem like an unattainable dream, especially for parents with young children. There are no real tricks to getting enough sleep. But it is wise to remember, if laundry and chores are what keep you up at night, it will still be there after you get your beauty rest. If it is pain keeping you awake, consider a trip to the chiropractor.

Try to Lose a Few Pounds

Losing weight, no matter what size you are, can be a good thing for your overall health. Research suggests that a large number of people are overweight and do not consider themselves to be. Keeping an eye on your waist can help prevent you from having serious weight related health issues later in life.

Now is the time to select which of these healthy lifestyle changes you will tackle in the new year. Good luck and may you be successful in your path to a healthier you!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Avondale, Ariz.

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