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Ending the Year on a Healthy Foot

By Donna Stark

Want to try something different this year? How about instead of starting the new year with better health and fitness habits, you end the one we are in right now with healthy habits already established? After all, apart from wanting to eat whatever you want during your holiday meals, there really is no reason to wait, is there? So, what do you say? Are you interested in ending the year on a seriously healthy foot? If so, here are three easy changes you can make now.

Drink More Water

There is nothing easier or more beneficial to your overall wellness than to add more water to your daily beverage intake. Drinking more water can do everything from increasing your energy to reducing joint pain to improving the function of your body's major systems. It's actually quite remarkable what that clear beverage can do for your body! So, check out the recommended amounts for your body type and be intentional with following through on it. You may be shocked by the results!

Take a Daily Walk

Our lives are busy and it's understandable if you feel that you don't have time for exercise. But here's the good news. You don't need a lot of time to truly make a difference in your overall well-being. A simple 30-minute walk each day can have huge health benefits for you, both physically and mentally. Walking has been shown to reduce the risk of serious health conditions, restore joint function, alleviate pain, and reduce stress and anxiety. It can help you lose weight, maintain a healthy weight, improve your breathing, and strengthen your bones! But the best part about walking is that you can do it anywhere! Just make sure your shoes are laced up and go!

Prioritize Sleep

It may be time to connect the dots with your poor health and lack of sleep. A tired body can lead to a lack of energy, decreased motivation, and wild mood swings, but more significantly, it can cause permanent damage to your health. From chronic headaches to heart disease to even dementia, the sleep you aren't getting can certainly leave its mark. It's important to make sure you establish a healthy sleep schedule so that your body can get the rest it needs.

Easy Changes for Better Health

End this year on a healthy note by making simple changes to your daily lifestyle now. And if you are interested in more ideas on what you can do, just ask your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. They have plenty to share!

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

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