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Staying Well This Year: A Few Tips to Try

By Virginia Laird

Staying well can be a challenge, but one that is worth the struggle. While there are some illnesses you cannot completely prevent, health and wellness experts suggest there are a few things you can do to promote overall wellness. These experts suggest that making a few of these healthy adjustments to your routine this year can help you stay healthier. Some of their tips include:

  • Choose a healthy diet
  • Make sleep a priority
  • Drink lot of water

Choose a Healthy Diet

What you eat has a great deal to do with your overall health and wellness. Experts suggest there are many illnesses, which can be fatal, that are directly linked to the diet you follow. Some of these include stroke, heart attack, and much more. For those looking to either improve their health or stay healthy this year, healthcare professionals suggest that you choose to follow a healthy diet. This is characterized as one low in saturated fat and full of veggies and fruit. A well-balanced diet includes lean proteins as well. Start today making small changes to your diet until you have found the balance you need to make your diet a healthy one. 

Make Sleep a Priority

Research has long suggested that sleep is directly linked to overall health and wellness. Experts admit that those who struggle to get enough sleep are more prone to suffer with health issues. The truth is that the body relies on sleep to allow itself to repair and strengthen the immune system. Without enough sleep, many of the functions of the body begin to slow. It is suggested that you give yourself a bedtime to ensure you get plenty of sleep each night. Professionals suggest that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. Start making sleep a priority right away.

Drink Lots of Water

Water is essential in keeping the body well. Not only does the body rely on it to stay hydrated, but water also helps to flush toxins from the body. Health and wellness experts suggest that staying properly hydrated can help your body fight off illness. It is suggested that you consume at least half of your body weight in ounces each day. If you are not one who enjoys plain water, you may want to look into giving flavored water a try.

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

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