Health Resolutions That Are Easy To Keep

The New Year is here! With the new year brings an opportunity to start fresh, to begin anew, and take control of your unhealthy habits.  No matter what you want to achieve, creating realistic and timely goals for yourself are essential in making progress with your health. If you are trying to lose weight, eat healthier, relieve pain, or even try to improve your flexibility, no goal is too large to achieve. Our team, filled with chiropractor physical therapy experts, at Block Chiropractic & Sports Physical Therapy is here to help you reach your new year’s resolutions no matter what they may be.  

Many Americans have poor eating and exercise habits, which attributes to a large percentage of overweight individuals in our country.  However, this can change today. If you believe you need to become healthier, all you need to do is make small changes to your lifestyle which will make a huge difference.  Here are some general tips for living a healthier lifestyle in the new year:

Stay Hydrated

    • Hydration is such an essential aspect of healthy living, but unfortunately, it is commonly neglected.  It is necessary for maintaining the normal function of vital organs within the body such as the heart, brain, and muscles.  
    • Water helps to carry nutrients to your cells, prevent constipation, and flush bacteria from your bladder.  
  • To maintain hydrated, you should intake about 30-50 ounces throughout the course of a day.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

    • If you are trying to change your diet, make small changes, and make them gradually.  If you decide to make drastic changes to your diet, you are more likely to not stick with it.
    • Eat a variety of foods, and keep an eye on portion control.
    • Eat plenty of produce, including a wide array of fruits and vegetables.
    • Include whole grains, protein, and healthy fats, while minimizing carbohydrate intake.
  • Avoid fatty protein and try to stick to more lean sources of protein such as fish.

Exercise Regularly

    • Try to get into a consistent pattern with your exercise routines, such as going to the gym at the same time each day for the same duration of time. Start with 2-3 times each week, then work up to 4-5.
    • Include weight training routines that will help strengthen your muscles and bone density, and improve heart health.
    • Include a mix of cardiovascular exercises as well, such as walking, biking, jogging, or swimming.
  • Make sure to include stretches into your routine that will aid in flexibility and mobility.  Stretching also helps relieve certain pains and tightness within the muscles. If you suffer from back pain, performing regular stretches can help drastically relieve these pains.

These are just a few tips to help you become healthier individuals in the new year.  If acted on consistently, you can indeed improve your health and well being. So stop searching the web for hacks such as healthy new years resolutions or healthy realistic resolutions, and consult an expert.  Block Chiropractic & Sports Physical Therapy is here to help you get healthier and elevate the process of helping you reach your goals.  Most importantly, be patient. You will not see drastic changes overnight. Stay focused on your goals and stay determined as changes will come soon.