Get Healthy Now!
By Donna Stark
You don't need a resolution or the start of a brand new year to establish healthier lifestyle habits. If you are feeling sluggish, if you are constantly sick, or if you are stressed beyond imagination, you may need to start those healthier habits today ... even if it's on a Wednesday morning in the middle of summer. Taking control of the direction your life can be one of the most empowering things you do and the simplest way to do that is to start with the following tips. Take a look.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
In order to do anything (and everything) in your life, you need to fuel your body with the right kinds of food. What you put into your body makes all the difference in the world when it comes to your overall wellness, so be very intentional about what you eat! Avoid the junk, the sugar, the salt, the fat, the overly processed foods and incorporate more natural, whole foods into your meals every day! In addition to providing more nutrients and helping you maintain a healthy weight, this will also reduce your risk of cognitive decline!
Get Sufficient Sleep
The physical act of yawning throughout your day may not seem problematic, but I bet the sluggishness, brain fog, inability to concentrate, and lack of productivity is! It's important to prioritize the amount of rest you get every night, so make sure your bedroom is conducive to getting the quality sleep your body requires.
Drink Your Water
Your body requires the recommended amount of water for all of its systems to function properly. I'm talking about the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, immune, and nervous systems here. Pretty important stuff, don't you think? And while juices, coffee, and other beverages can help with hydration, they may also include things you don't necessarily want, like sugar and caffeine. So just stick to the best and choose water!
Prioritize Personal Time
It's easy to put your own needs on the bottom of the to-do list when the demands and responsibilities of your life show up every single day, isn't it? And it's hard to take care of yourself before others when those others are crying for your attention. Even though it may seem impossible, it's vital to your overall physical and mental health that you set aside some time for yourself, whether that means you are finally getting to the doctor you have been meaning to see or finding a quiet corner to read.
Creating a Healthier Life
Don't wait until the end of the year to come up with some new health resolutions. By making some simple lifestyle changes now, you can start feeling better immediately! And that's a great way to finish off the year!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Eagan, Minn.