Did you make your New Year’s resolution? Research shows people who make resolutions before the ball drops are 10 times more likely to reach their personal goals. Whether its weight loss, muscle tone or overall wellness, here are some tips to help you stay on track.
Get At Least 30 Minutes of Daily Exercise
Many of the benefits of regular exercise can be experienced with as little as 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
Take Deep Breathes
Meditation, going on walks and taking breaks throughout the day can all aid in stress reduction.
Laugh More Often
Studies show that laughing can stimulate the heart, muscles and lungs not to mention the flurry of endorphins that are released after a good giggling session.
Eat Your Greens
Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and kale, which are rich in calcium, can help to decrease your risk of osteoarthritis. Spinach, lentils, and beans are high in magnesium, which benefits patients with back pain.
Cigarette smoking increases your risk of spinal conditions and arthritis.
Carrying extra weight increases the load on your spine and joints making you more susceptible to sciatica, disc herniation and osteoarthritis.
See a Chiropractor
The spine plays an important role in your overall health by ensuring that your nervous system is functioning smoothly.
Chiropractors do not only relieve pain from spinal conditions, they can also assist in improving your overall health. Research shows that chiropractic adjustments reduce the stress hormone, cortisol, and boost the presence of infection fighting antibodies in the body.
Visit you chiropractor for ways to have a healthier, happier new year.