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Looking to Improve Your Health? Try This

By Virginia Laird

Across the nation, millions will soon begin considering habits which could be changed or improved in the new year. While starting anew can be just the thing you need to get motivated to be more healthy, a new year doesn’t always mean more money to spend on said improvements. Fortunately, there are several things which can be changed to improve your health without ever having to join a gym, worry with the time to attend frequently, or even spend money on a diet scheme. To help improve your overall health and wellness, consider including one of the following in your New Year’s resolutions:

  • Make sleep a priority
  • Cut out the junk
  • Make all meals well balanced

Make Sleep a Priority

One sure way to improve your overall health is to make sure you get enough sleep each night. A lack of sleep can slow the body’s ability to function properly, hamper the ability to think clearly, and increase the likelihood of being ill. Many healthcare providers recommend the average adult get a minimum of at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. For parents of young children, finding a way to get enough sleep can be tricky. However, it is vital to find a balance that works. Once you begin to get enough sleep you may begin to notice good changes in your health.

Cut Out the Junk

Are you a junk food junkie? Another way to improve your health (and quite possibly save some money) is to cut back on the amount of junk food you eat. Take a minute to think about the last time you had a piece of candy, bag of chips, fast food lunch, or consumed any other unhealthy food. More than likely it was this week, maybe more than once this week. Reducing the amount of junk you eat can help you lose weight, among a plethora of other health-related benefits. If you cannot live without some comfort food, consider limiting your consumption to just once a week.

Make All Meals Well-Balanced

A great way to improve your health without spending hours at the gym is to eat healthy. This can be as simple as making sure all your meals are well-balanced. Dietitians recommend eating a colorful meal to ensure you are getting the right balance of nutrients. The next time you meal plan, make sure to add some green veggies to the side. While these may not be your favorite, they are some of the best for your health.

With all these things to consider, you are certain to find one to implement which can help your overall health and wellness improve throughout the new year. Make 2018 your healthiest year ever!

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

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