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This Year Make Staying Healthy Your Goal

By Virginia Laird

Choosing a healthy lifestyle can be easier said than done. While living healthier sounds nice, it can be a struggle to kick bad habits and establish new, healthier ones. Health and wellness experts suggest that you are never too old or too young to begin making the choice to live healthy. With that, these experts have offered several tips for you to consider as you begin making the choice to live a healthy life throughout 2019. These tips include:

  • Cut out the junk food
  • Make time to exercise often
  • Choose water over sugary drinks

Cut Out the Junk Food

Junk food can get in the way of your health and wellness. For those who are serious about staying well, it may be time to curb such food from your diet. Health and wellness experts suggest that junk food brings with it foods that are high in fat and cholesterol and loaded with sugar. Rather than reaching for junk food this year, find a healthy alternative that meets this craving. For those who may be looking for something sweet, fruit can often satisfy the sweet tooth. Through much trial and error you should be able to identify a few healthy snacks to replace your junk food cravings.

Make Time to Exercise Often

Many who strive to live a healthy lifestyle include exercise as part of a daily regimen. Exercise promotes a healthy metabolism, relieves tension in the body and promotes good mental health. Although heading to the gym can offer plenty of choices when it comes to a great workout, a gym membership is not necessary. There are plenty of ways you can get exercise without stepping foot inside a gym. Jogging, biking and even walking are all great alternatives to working out indoors. No matter what you decide to make as your routine exercise, start setting aside a few minutes each day to get in a workout.

Choose Water Over Sugary Drinks

For those serious about staying healthy, cutting out sugary drinks is vital. Research suggests that too much sugar can lead to health complications, including diabetes. Another reason to choose water is that proper hydration can help manage weight, and flush toxins from the body. To make your year a healthy one, start making water your beverage of choice. The next time you are craving a sugary drink, consider trying a flavored water.

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

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