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Putting Your Health First: Here's How

By Virginia Laird

As parents, we tend to put our needs and wants at the bottom of our list of priorities. While taking care of your children and/or grandchildren should always be high on the list, health and wellness experts suggest that your health should always be at the top. It is no secret that if you are not well, it is more difficult to care for those you love. These professionals suggest there are ways to balance your list and your health. A few tips offered by these experts include:  

  • Reduce your sugar consumption
  • Quit your smoking habit
  • Include more veggies in your diet

Reduce Your Sugar Consumption

There is plenty of research to suggest that consuming too much sugar can impact your health in a negative way. For this reason, health and wellness experts spend a great deal of time educating patients on the importance of reducing your consumption of sugar. It is suggested that those who love sweets should limit themselves to one treat each week. Following this advice would allow you to indulge in something that would satisfy your taste buds weekly without overdoing it.

Quit Your Smoking Habit

For years, there was little research behind the habit of smoking. However, recently there has been a major push in healthcare companies to offer help to those who have this unhealthy habit. This has a great deal to do with the findings that smoking can cause a great deal of detriment to one's overall health and wellness. Smoking has been linked to a variety of cancers, heart disease, stroke, and much more. Rather that allowing this habit to keep your health in a downward spiral, it is time to give smoking the boot. If you are one who may need help to stop this habit, check with your local community churches for support groups.

Include More Veggies in Your Diet

With the fast-paced life that many lead today, more and more are turning to meals for convenience. Much of the time these are unbalanced and loaded with far too many calories. Choosing to consume unbalanced meals can put a damper on your waistline and your health. For this reason, health and wellness experts suggest adding veggies to your diet. Veggies can be convenient, as well as healthy. Vegetables will add a host of vitamins and minerals to your diet without the addition of fats and an overload of calories. Start today making veggies a staple in your diet.

Although you may have plenty on your list of things to do, now is the time to move your health to the top of that list.

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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