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7 Lifestyle Changes For a Healthy New Year

Are you ready to make some lifestyle changes that will lead to better health this year?

Keep reading to learn seven resolutions that can help improve your health and wellbeing!

 

Start with just one or give them all a try!

1. Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water each day can help you stay healthy and happy. If you are not drinking enough water and are chronically dehydrated, a number of health issues may occur. We recommend drinking half your weight in ounces of water each day.

2. Eat healthy

A great new year’s resolution is to eat more healthy foods. You should focus on eating more fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. Try to cut back on processed sugars and foods high in sodium. The best way to maintain a healthy diet is to focus on eating foods that are rich in nutrients (fruits and vegetables) and high in protein (lean meats and nuts).

3. Be more active

What better way to start the new year off right than to become more active. There are so many ways you can do this – research shows that even three to four 30-minute workouts can lead to huge health benefits, like lowered blood pressure, weight loss, and even the prevention of some disease. Don’t forget to add in stretching too! You should spend at least 15-20 minutes a day gently stretching, which can also help relieve stress.

4. Get more sleep

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – you need to get more sleep. Having ample sleep will help keep your immune system functioning properly, as well as many other benefits, such as alertness, elevated mood, and focus. We recommend you get at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night.

5. Manage your stress

Another lifestyle change we think is very important is how you manage your stress. It’s best to stay mindful and when you notice negative thoughts creep in your head, try to focus on something you’re grateful for instead. When you feel stress coming on, try to relax and quiet your mind by spending 30 seconds taking a slow, deep breath. Other great ways to manage stress is to actually set aside time for relaxing activities, like yoga, meditation, massages, and/or tai chi.

6. Stay positive

Staying positive has a wealth of benefits! A great way to do this is to spend time with people in your life that fill you up, rather than bring you down. Also, instead of scrolling through your phone, do some journaling, read a book or listen to a podcast that will help you live a better life.

7. Get adjusted

Chiropractic care has been shown in research to help reduce stress, increase your overall sense of wellbeing, and help with a number of health issues. The Wellness Center of Plymouth takes great care of all of our patients, helping them achieve their wellness goals.

 

Next Steps

By putting some of these healthier habits and lifestyle changes into practice, you can begin the journey of creating a healthier you! These basic daily practices are the foundation for managing your resilience and boosting your energy. 

 

At the Wellness Center of Plymouth, our comprehensive, holistic approach to health and healing is fully centered on YOU.   For more information about well-being and our helpful health and wellness services, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

 

Here’s to 2023! 

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