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Making Healthy Choices for New Year's Resolutions

By Brandi Swieter

Each New Year’s, millions of people vow to work on their imperfections and set resolutions of change to come in the upcoming months. Each year, many people set resolutions of spending less money, living life to the fullest, and spending more time with friends and family. While these are fine choices to make, one’s health should also be a priority. Some people say they want to lose weight or will eat healthier, but many end up giving up partway into their plans. Those who set healthy choices for New Year’s resolutions should do their best to stick to them by starting out right and continuing strong thereafter.

Clean Eating

Junk foods harm the mind and body, making people sluggish and unable to perform physically or mentally as they should. People who want to make a clean eating resolution should start off right by getting rid of any junk food items in their homes and instead stocking the fridge with nutritious choices. Salad, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains should be the basis of the diet. Try enjoying a glass of sparkling grape juice for New Year’s as well, as alcohol should also be removed from the diet.

Improving Fitness

The holidays often have people forgoing their fitness routine to instead sit around the house bingeing on Christmas candy and Netflix. If someone has a resolution of improving their fitness, they shouldn’t wait until the new year to start it. They should start adding at least a half hour of exercise into their days as soon as they realize it’s a goal they want to succeed at. More and more time can get added as the year goes on as people improve their health and capacity to handle more.

Quitting Smoking

Whether someone is still smoking cigarettes or they’ve joined the vaping trend, vaping and smoking are both harmful to the body. If this is the resolution to be made, there are some options available. Anti-smoking medications, patches, and other methods should be utilized, but it should also be paired with counseling. The mixture is often one of the best ways to make the quitting stick.

Healthier choices in the new year are always a positive thing. Vow to make these choices now and throughout the year for a better lifestyle. Seeing the chiropractor can be a healthy choice as well, so stop in at The Joint Chiropractic for a consultation. A healthy mind and body is the goal.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Anderson, S.C.

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