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Living Healthier in 2019 and Every Year

By Virginia Laird

Getting healthy can seem like a daunting chore. However, the new year is a great time to figure out a few goals for improving health and wellness. Although some believe that to get healthier it is necessary to practically live at the gym, this is simply untrue. Health and wellness experts advise that healthy living is more about making healthy choices. A few tips these professionals recommend to help you master your goal of healthier living include:

  • Make a plan to get more sleep 
  • Follow a healthy eating plan
  • Give up excuses that keep you from success

Make a Plan to Get More Sleep

If your 2018 was anything like mine, you may have found yourself burning the midnight oil more often than not. More times than I could count I would find myself getting as little as three hours of sleep multiple nights in a row. Times like this make it difficult to function and maintain good health. For this reason, health and wellness experts suggest that it is time to commit to getting plenty of sleep in 2019. For most adults this means going to bed with enough time to get at least six hours of sleep each night. The kicker here is that you must actually go to bed. Getting enough sleep cannot happen if you do not go to bed. Start today making time to get enough sleep and find your health and productivity heading the right direction.

Follow a Healthy Eating Plan

For those looking for a simple way to improve your health or even drop a few pounds in the new year, try following a healthy eating plan. Experts admit there are several plans which can lead to success when it comes to this. Some of these require a monthly autoship or fee. While these can produce results, there is no need to make such a huge commitment. Instead, choosing to follow a healthy eating plan can suffice. Healthy eating is defined as a plethora of fruits and veggies accompanied by lean proteins. Choosing a healthy diet is a great start in improving your health.

Give Up Excuses That Keep You from Success

Health and wellness experts suggest that, for many, the biggest thing standing in your way of being successful in exercise is excuses. Much of the time these excuses seem logical. Some include work, exhaustion, cleaning house, and much more. However, making excuses is a bad habit. As you approach 2019 and try to make it the year of improving your health, try to find fewer excuses when it comes to exercise. Rather than making it the last thing you do for the day, consider finding time well before bedtime. 

Good luck and may you be successful this year!

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

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