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Can You Really Improve Your Own Health?

By Genevieve Cunningham

It's easy to get discouraged about health. It seems as though as soon as one bad thing happens, everything starts to spiral out of control. A few extra pounds turns into 20 or 30. A few bad diet choices turns into binge eating. But does it have to be this way? Or do we actually have some control over the direction of our health? If you want to manage your own health as much as possible, take a look at how you can get yours moving in the right direction.

Small Changes Bring Big Impact

Sometimes we feel helpless in changing our health because we can't accomplish some giant gesture. We can't drop 50 pounds in a month or suddenly run a mile in 10 minutes. But when it comes to health, the small things really make a big difference. Start by waking up five minutes earlier and enjoying some quiet time. Try walking a lap around the block daily. It might not feel like much at all, but these small things add up over time to create a big impact toward better health.

Lifestyle Choices are Key

Healthy living is about the choices that you make every day. Do you choose to smoke? Do you sit on the couch all day? Do you stay up late and sleep in? If you make these choices, your health will suffer. But the reverse is true too. If you choose to set a bedtime, drink more water, and get active, then your health will improve. Make good lifestyle choices, and you'll be impacting your health more than you know. 

Everything Changes

Don't forget that literally everything in life changes. If you make good choices, you can choose the direction -- for the most part -- that your health will take. If you make bad choices or simply choose nothing, then your health is more likely to decline. But with the changes that are inevitable coming anyway, it's better to choose on purpose and direct the course your life is moving.

It's completely possible to change your own health. Can you cure cancer or get rid of a long-term illness? Maybe not. But you can affect other aspects of your health, and you can certainly affect the way that you feel today. Make good choices in your everyday life, and your health is far more likely to change for the better. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Castle Rock, Colo.

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