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Making the Most of Your Health and Fitness Goals

By Stephen R. Farris

Are you looking to make changes after the holidays are over to improve your health and fitness? It's not as hard as you may think. In short, simply set some realistic goals. Spread them out on your path to the finish line. Finish the first step before starting to the next. It's really easy if you think about it. The problem is staying with it and finishing what you started.

If you're not sure which direction to go when it comes to making changes for your health and fitness, maybe you should talk about it with your primary care physician and/or chiropractor first, to see if you're healthy enough to start, and secondly, to hear some of the tips and advice they have to offer to help you in the beginning, during, and to maintain as a part of your lifestyle change(s).

You could start off with some of these ideas to help you with your health and fitness goals. Plus, they're designed to help you stay on track towards accomplishing what you set out for in the beginning. 

Get Outside More

As a collective, it seems that we spend way too much time indoors these days. That's not always good when it comes to our health and well-being. Regardless of your health and fitness goals, it's a good idea to spend more time outdoors. Sunlight provides Vitamin D, an essential nutrient our bodies need. Being outdoors can help relieve stress, put us in a better mood, and could also help lower our blood pressure. 

Limit Your Screen Time

One way to achieve better health -- both physically and mentally -- is by reducing the amount of time you spend looking at screens. In short, cut back on playing games or on social media using your phone. Reduce the time spent playing games or chatting on your iPad, or tablet, and less time binging movies and television shows. You'll help save your eye sight and get better rest at night.

Meditate More

Meditation is good for your mental health. It helps reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, while improving your mental well-being. Meditation can help you focus more on the goals you'd like to achieve for a better-balanced way of life, both physically and mentally.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Layton, Utah.

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