Spend any time surfing the Web and you’ll be bombarded with information about the latest health trends. From adopting paleo and flexitarian diets to drinking tea for weight loss to overusing essential oils, the amount of information about health trends is dizzying.
Stick to the Sustainable
While you may be able to stick to a new diet for a week or two, maintaining a new diet for 30, 60, or 90 days can be challenging. Instead, we encourage you to adopt simple habits that are easy to maintain. We recommend doing a reset in January and integrating the following healthy habits into your day:
- Drink more water
- Eat whole foods
- Say no to dessert most of the time
- Get sufficient sleep
- Add more movement
Discover the Big Impact of Small Changes
It’s the little changes we make that can add up to significant improvements in health. Making small changes is also manageable so you won’t feel overwhelmed. We recommend adding a new action once a week. So, for example, start with drinking a sufficient amount of water one week. The next week, you can aim to go to bed earlier to get the sleep your body needs.
Make an electronic list, typically on your phone. These lists include healthy actions as well as things you are grateful for. The act of being thankful is also good for your health!
Post goals on your refrigerator or somewhere else where they can be seen easily. If you accomplish your goals for the week, check them off. Doing so is highly gratifying and provides motivation to continue being successful. Then consider rewarding yourself with something fun like a massage, getaway, or gift card to your favorite store.
Another great way to set yourself up for success for the new year and encourage full-body health is through consistent upper cervical care. Make sure your “head is on straight” as you proactively care for your whole body. Upper cervical care corrects/ realigns a neck misalignment in the spine and allows the brain to effectively communicate to all parts of your body.
Proper alignment encourages both physical and mental health, as your body can function as it was intended. Upper cervical care also helps to alleviate symptoms from, and even correct the miscommunications that cause, health issues such as asthma, migraine headaches, back pain, digestive disorders, and fibromyalgia.
There’s No Time Like the New Year!
There’s no better time than now to start (or continue) investing in your health. By combining healthy practices such as a healthy diet, exercise, mental wellness, and upper cervical care, you give your body the tools and fuel it needs to stay healthy, active, and energetic for years to come.
Top 10 Most Common New Year’s Resolutions
Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change. The recurring themes each year include a more active approach to health and fitness, improved finances, and learning new things for personal and professional development. Chances are, more than a couple of the top 10 most common resolutions will look familiar to you:
- Exercise more
- Lose weight
- Get organized
- Learn a new skill or hobby
- Live life to the fullest
- Save more money / spend less money
- Quit smoking
- Spend more time with family and friends
- Travel more
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