How to Make 2018 a Healthy Year

By Virginia Laird

Are you looking to find a healthy lifestyle change or two in the new year? You are not alone. Research suggests the vast majority of resolution setters select at least one goal which is related to health and wellness. Fitness gurus suggest it is vital to be flexible when determining your goals. Too often resolutions are set only to find it may not be a fit. When (or if this happens) don’t hang it up and consider yourself a failure. Simply recognize it for what it is and adjust your goals to better suit your life. A few goals to consider when trying to improve your health, include:

  • Make time to walk daily
  • Drink more water
  • Drop a few pounds

Make Time to Walk Daily

Exercise is a sure way to improve your health and wellness. For those who are not ready to commit to heavy workouts, walking can be just as good to get you started. Furthermore, if you don’t really enjoy exercising it may be wise to find a workout buddy or two. Research suggests that working out with a buddy can help keep you motivated and focused. No matter what path you decide to take, be sure you make time to exercise.

Drink More Water

There is always room to improve your consumption of water. Drinking enough water to stay properly hydrated is important for the functions of the body to work. It is recommended that you should drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water daily. Drinking enough water can also help prevent overeating, keeps the skin looking young, and promotes energy.

Drop a Few Pounds

Losing weight is a sure way to impact your health in a positive way. It doesn’t take much extra weight on the body to cause unwanted health issues. Some of the issues caused by being overweight include diabetes, blood pressure issues, sleeping problems and many others. Dropping a few pounds can be difficult, but a great place to begin is what you eat. Weight loss specialists suggest the battle of losing weight is 90 percent what you choose to eat.

As you set out on your journey to become a healthier you, make sure you are selecting goals which you have the willpower to stick to. You can do it. Now get out there, get moving, and get healthy.

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

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