Lifestyle Choices for Improved Wellness
By Sara Butler
There isn’t just one thing that is going to set you up for a long, healthy life. Longevity and good health are achieved by doing many small things every day. Adopting a healthy lifestyle is something you have to put effort into – but how do you do that? Well, you start with these simple suggestions!
Go to the Chiropractor
Whether you’re feeling under the weather or not, it’s always a good idea to see a chiropractor regularly. Many people assume that a chiropractor only needs to be seen when back or neck pain is being experienced – that’s not true! Chiropractic care is care for when you’ve got an issue or when you don’t. You benefit from it no matter what, and it helps your body to do what it was made to do – heal itself. When the central nervous system can work at its best without disruption, then overall health will be enhanced.
Right now you’re probably sitting at your computer, slouched forward – aren’t you? It’s OK! Just remember to set reminders for yourself to check your posture and move around as you go through your day. One of the best things you can do for your health is to get moving and not just through exercise but throughout your day. If you sit a lot at work, then try to set an alarm at least once an hour that reminds you to get up, walk around, stretch, and generally get your body in motion for a few minutes.
Get Zen with Your Eating Habits
The Japanese have a saying, “Eat until you’re 80 percent full.” Those are some wise words! What you eat is important but so is how much you eat. Most people eat until they’re stuffed full, but if you eat until you’re satisfied you’ll find that you eat less and that makes it easier to stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight.
Something else that goes right along with eating until you’re satisfied is drinking water with every meal – and in between meals. You shouldn’t just drink water when you’re thirsty but drink throughout the day. How much water you need per day really depends on how active you are, but as long as water is your primary drink and you drink it until you’re not thirsty anymore, then you should be on the right track.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.