4 Health Tips to Jump Start Your 2016
Many people are excited to set ambitious goals at the start of a new year, but the real celebration is when they actually accomplish those goals. A key factor in achieving your goals is how well you maintain a productive and active lifestyle. However people often fall short of reaching their goals due to a lapse in health and therefore a deficiency in their overall productivity. Subtle health challenges, such as reduced energy, compromised mental capacity and general lethargy are often to blame.
Here are 4 simple, but yet valuable health tips to help you reach your New Year’s resolutions.
1. Eat breakfast every day
This may seem elementary, but recent surveys show that 15-20% of working adults regularly skip breakfast. If you fall into this category and you can just give yourself 5-10 minutes that a healthy breakfast will take, you have started 2016 DIFFERENTLY. Prepare a healthy shake or smoothie if that is all you have time for. It doesn’t really matter as long as you eat something healthy soon after awakening. Breakfast will do more than give you the nutrition you need. It will give you a strong and more productive start every single day.
2. Drink an adequate amount of water
Statistics show that nearly 75% of Americans are dehydrated. Even mild dehydration can zap your energy making you feel tired. If you find it difficult to get the fluids your body requires, start by drinking at least 2 or 3 glasses of filtered water each day. As you form a habit for drinking water regularly you can begin to incrementally increase your intake over time.
3. Sleep well
Getting your 8 hours of zzz’s every night will help reduce stress, inflammation, weight, depression, and provide a myriad of other health benefits. People who sleep adequately are much more productive with their daily activities and mental capacity compared to when they don’t get a good night’s rest. If you feel like you don’t get enough sleep most nights, we recommend that you begin a new habit of retiring one hour earlier each night. This may be a challenge at first and you may have to sacrifice your favorite late night TV show, but it won’t take long until you begin to experience the profound health benefits of a better night’s sleep.
4. Get adjusted regularly
Chiropractic care helps to restore and maintain balance within your body, leaving you better prepared to live life to its fullest. Getting adjusted helps you function at a much higher level of activity and productivity. Additionally, injuries are far less common, and when they do occur they are less likely to be serious, therefore allowing your body to heal at a significantly faster rate.
If it has been a while since your last chiropractic adjustment, you should consider calling us and coming in to get one this week. Your body will thank you for it!