Another year has passed. The new year is always a good time to take stock of things…
How are you feeling?
Take a moment or two to feel how your spine, back and entire body are working for you…
So, how’s it feel?
If you answered with anything other than “amazing,” then it’s a good idea to make this the year you invest more into your overall health.
The new year always feels loaded with potential, and 2022 is no exception. If you’re feeling like now is the time to address lingering health issues and start taking an active interest in your well-being, these 5 tips will help.
Let’s dive in…
#1: Exercise Regularly
Exercise is where you get the most bang for your buck, healthwise. Get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week for benefits like: weight control, disease prevention, better mood, more energy and better sleep.
No matter which diet you follow, there are universal foods to avoid to improve your overall health. Refined sugar and any foods that are heavily processed have a myriad of negative health outcomes associated with them. Try to keep your food as close to the original ingredients as possible for the best results (eg: eat apples, not apple pies).
#3: Get Exposure to Nature
This tip works well with tip #1. From a stroll through a city park to a day spent hiking in the wilderness, getting exposure to nature has been linked to a host of benefits including improved attention, lower stress, better mood, reduced risk of psychiatric disorders and even upticks in empathy and cooperation.
#4: New Footwear
Did you know that wearing the wrong footwear can increase your risk of developing foot and ankle conditions and injuries? These foot conditions can lead to bigger problems in your hips and spine that further impact your mobility and quality of life. Make sure your shoes are suited for your particular feet and the activity you’re undertaking.
Studies show that regular meditation improves heart health, boosts your immune system, reduces stress, improves memory, increases sleep quality, and more. Meditation is a high-impact, low-cost way to improve your overall health.
These 5 tips are by no means an exhaustive list…There are tons of other ways to make 2022 the year that you start investing more in the foundation of your overall health.
One more way to make sure that you’re moving in the right direction is to have regular checkups with medical professionals…
When it comes to your spine, we’re here to help. Whether you’re dealing with acute pain or you’re looking to optimize your spinal health, contact us to get the expert help you deserve.
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