It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start thinking about making those New Year’s resolutions if you haven’t already. Being healthier is on many people’s New Year’s resolution list. We want to start the New Year off right by focusing on our health, but it can be hard to know where to begin. Before you get frustrated and give up, consider adopting these New Year’s resolutions for a healthier, happier you this year.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Sleep is not always the first priority of people looking to be healthier, but it should be. Sleep plays an important role in allowing our bodies to rest and recover after a long, busy day. Not getting enough sleep can affect your body more than you may realize, including bringing about more sickness, more stress, and more mental health challenges. Do whatever it takes to make it of utmost importance to get the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep that adults need each night. Turn off cell phones, invest in a comfortable mattress, establish a nightly routine, or consider chiropractic care from a Charlotte chiropractor to alleviate back pain that can keep you up at all hours of the night.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Fad diets don’t always work, and even when they do, the weight often comes right back after the fad diet is done. Instead of dieting, simply focus on eating healthier foods such as fruits and vegetables instead of sugary or carb-loaded snacks. Limit foods like pasta, bread, starchy veggies, and pastries. A balanced diet is the best way to lose weight and keep it off. Sometimes, there may be other issues at work, such as hypothyroidism, that can lead to weight gain. If you suffer from underlying issues that can affect your weight, even if you eat a healthy diet, Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic can help. Spinal health is necessary for overall health. Misalignments of the spine that lead to nerve interference can affect the brain’s ability to function with the rest of the body, leading to problems like hypothyroidism and weight gain. Regular adjustments to correct misalignment combined with healthy eating can have a huge impact on overall health.
It’s no secret that exercise is necessary to live a healthy lifestyle. This year, make it a priority to get up and get moving. It doesn’t have to be extreme. Go for walks with your dog or your family, play sports with friends, or swim laps at your local pool. Little changes like incorporating a nightly walk into your routine can go a long way in improving your overall health. If moving is difficult because of joint problems or chronic pain, it’s Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant to the rescue again. Chiropractic care is a great way to improve musculoskeletal movement to eliminate those aches and pains that can get in the way of being able to move easily.
Incorporate Chiropractic Care
If you haven’t figured it out yet, regular visits to a Charlotte chiropractor are a great way to improve your overall health and make the most of your New Year’s resolutions. Proper spinal alignment means the body can function optimally without any nerve interference, so all the body’s systems are operating at high levels of health. This can improve the immune system and reduce sick days, improve the digestive system, increase metabolism, and help you live a healthier lifestyle.
For more information about chiropractic care for your overall health or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic and get started on the healthiest you for 2020.
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