Don't Wait for the New Year to Improve Your Health!
By Donna Stark
If you won a new car, I am sure you wouldn't sit around and wait for two months before you went to pick it up. I would think that you would be at the car lot the very next day, eager to dump the old, clunky thing you were driving and excited to start a life in your shiny new vehicle. So why would you wait to do the same for your body? Don't save your healthy lifestyle changes for your New Year's resolutions list. Start now! Use these last two months of the year to your benefit and get rid of your old, clunky body sooner than you planned. Here are some great reasons to get you motivated.
Reduce Your Risk of Illness
It would be great if there was a single pill we could take every day that minimized the risk of illness and disease, but unfortunately, there is not. We have to put a little more work into achieving that goal. Luckily, it really isn't that hard to do. Just focus on consuming foods that nourish your body and exercise daily. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.
Improve Your Future Quality of Life
How do you picture yourself 10 or 20 years from now? I bet images of you being in pain, tired all the time, or overweight don't come into mind, do they? Well, that could easily be your future if you don't take the appropriate steps now. Those who engage in a healthy lifestyle live longer simply by the choices they make now, which is why it is so important to start changing habits sooner than later!
There is nothing like a healthy diet and some physical activity to encourage quality rest at night. Poor nutrition can ruin your sleep, so make sure that you are consuming nutrient-dense foods throughout the day and are avoiding sugar and caffeine in the evenings. Also, be sure to exercise during the day! It can help you maintain and balance your energy so that by the time you go to bed, you are actually tired!
Inspire Your Loved Ones
It's time to stop telling your children to "Do as I say, not as I do," and inspire them with some positive action! Your young ones will definitely take notice of all the benefits that come from living a healthier lifestyle and may even be encouraged to make some changes on their own! It's a great way to get everyone in the family feeling better!
Now Is the Time
Don't sit around and waste the next two months of your life. Today is the day to get rid of your old, worn-out body and take charge of your health. Your brand new body is waiting for its test drive!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Brentwood, Tenn.