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Want to Improve Your Overall Health? Try This

By Virginia Laird

Like millions of others, you may be looking for a way to improve your health in the new year. While this can prove to be an overwhelming obstacle, it is possible. There are many things from which to choose when trying to decide the right plan for you. A few things to consider that can improve your overall health may include:

  • Go to bed earlier
  • Shed some weight
  • Prioritize exercise

Go to Bed Earlier

Sleep is a precious commodity that can be difficult to manage at times. Healthcare professionals suggest that sleep play a key factor in keeping the body healthy. Sleep experts suggest that the average adult should get a minimum of at least six hours of sleep each night. The best way to achieve this is to go to bed a little earlier. If you are like me, you may tend to pull as many hours of work out of yourself as you can, which can include staying up far past the body’s point of exhaustion. It is best to go to bed when you are tired. Doing so can help you fall right to sleep and get the most out of your hours on the pillow.

Shed Some Weight

Weight loss can seem to be an endless battle, as well as one that can be a drag to fight. The battle of the bulge can wreak havoc on your overall health. Losing as few as 10 pounds can impact your health in a positive way. A great place to begin while trying to lose weight can be to cut out some junk food, stop drinking soda, or even increase your vegetable consumption. Another tip offered by wellness experts to help lose weight is to increase your water consumption.

Prioritize Exercise

Make sure you find time to exercise. If you are not a lover of a good workout, start small. Begin your exercise habit with a brisk walk and a workout buddy. Research suggests those who commit to exercising with the help of the buddy system are more likely to follow through even when times seem difficult. Be determined! In the new year make sure you find time to exercise regularly.

Adding just one of these healthy lifestyle changes to your 2018 regimen can help you become a healthier individual. There will be times you may have the desire to throw in the towel and eat a piece of cake or be a couch potato, but remember you can do this. You can be successful with determination and willpower. Good luck on your journey to a healthier you.

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

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