NEW YEAR HEALTH TIPS
1st week of 2019 has already passed and as the mercury dips further, the resolution to stay fit can seem to take a drastic hit.
Winters are tough, especially for the young ones and elderly.
Many get sick during or after the holiday season because their body is completely worn down from all the stress and physical activity.
Don’t be too hard on yourself, follow our guidelines and cruise healthy during this season:
Drink Enough Water
Make conscious efforts to frequently drink water in order to stay hydrated and healthy. The ideal amount of water intake per day is two liters or half a gallon (around 8 glasses).
Eat Healthy Food
Don’t shy away completely from the delicacies, instead, try and opt for the healthier choices, whenever available. There are many tempting treats during and after holiday period, but try to avoid eating bad calories. Answer the following question for yourself: Is your food nutritious or are you just having empty calories?
Avoid Seasonally Affective Disorder (SAD) & Depression
This time of year, a lot of people experience the symptoms of SAD, also referred to as, the “Winter Blues”. Our vitamin D levels drop as our exposure to sunlight decreases making us feel depressed in the winter holidays.
Take outdoor walks, eat your tiffin in a nearby park, or simply sit down on a bench to soak up the sunlight. Even on a cloudy day with no direct visibility of the sun, outdoor light still gives you sufficient vitamin D, for avoiding depression — especially if the time spent outside is within two hours of you waking up in the morning.
Choose your Events wisely
Limit your schedule. On weekends, avoid the cold outdoors, instead, spend a relaxing and calm evening in with your family. Your body repairs itself while you sleep and this natural phenomenon works optimally, only when you follow a healthy schedule. Thus going to bed early can do wonders for your immune system and nervous health.
With the increased activity levels during the holiday season, the odds are that you will feel some travel pain coming your way in January. Whether you’re flying, driving, or stuck in a tight bus seat – travel can make you sit in some pretty uncomfortable positions and put a lot of stress on your spine. Correct posture can go a long way in helping you through this busy season and keep you away from pain and discomfort.
Don’t Exclude Exercises
Even if you don’t feel like doing any sort of exercise, a simple walk around your neighborhood would be very beneficial for your body to flex and relax.
The New Year is for a new you!
Take the free time to sit back and introspect about your achievements over the past year. This time each year, most of us choose regular work-outs and healthier eating habits as their major New Year’s resolutions. If you are looking to start a workout regime in the coming year, chances are that you will be putting your body under much more stress. Before embarking on such a journey on this path of wellbeing, you should see a physician.
Did you know that chiropractic therapy not only helps with pains, but can also help strengthen your immune system! How about a chiropractor?
You would not only get a great adjustment for the starting off with the New Year, but you would also get some foolproof advice on – How much can your body really handle? Any undiagnosed back, knee, arm or foot injury could sideline your New Year’s resolutions – which is why a chiropractic evaluation is highly recommended before starting!
Kick-start your New Year’s goals with a chiropractic appointment, as it would go a long way to keep such issues at bay.