As the New Year is upon us, it is time to focus your attention to a Happier, Healthier You! I have provided a few health tips that are easy to integrate into your everyday lifestyle.
Hydrate. It is important to consume ? of your body weight in ounces of water. For example, if your weight is 140lbs, you need to consume approximately 70 ounces of water. With increased level of physical activity & caffeine consumption, you will need to increase consumption of water.
Eat well-balanced meals. Make sure to include lean sources of protein, a variety of fruits and vegetables, and complex carbohydrates.
An active lifestyle. If your New Year?s resolution is to start going to the gym, you may want to consider Sport and Spine Athletics for a more personal level of fitness training. The personal trainers will evaluate how your body is functioning and tailor a fitness routine for you to ensure you?re performing exercises safely and effectively.
Laugh out loud. Laughing is therapeutic and will help you become happier and healthier.
Take time to stretch. It is important to get your body moving and stretching increases joint motion, muscle activity and circulation. If your joints aren?t moving properly or are hurting, contact our office to see how we can help.
Hit the hay at a reasonable time. Your body rejuvenates and heals better with at least 7 hours of sleep.
Increase levels of energy. If you are feeling sluggish or tired, you may need to have your Vitamin D levels checked. At this time of the year, we don?t have the level of sun exposure to get adequate amounts of Vitamin D which can lead to depression and fatigue.
Eat fruits, veggies, or raw nuts for a snack instead of the chips, cookies, or candy bars that may be lying around.
Relaxation plays an important role in decreasing your stress levels. Find time for yourself each day to unwind.
YOU only have one body so take care of it the best that you can!
* If you have any pain, discomfort, or health issues, please consult your doctor prior to performing the aforementioned health tips.
Wishing you a happy, healthy new year!
Dr. Kelly Noonan, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
SSR of Fort Washington