It is a new year, which means it is time to take a new approach to your health. There is no better time than the present to start fresh and begin with a new set of healthy habits. This is a great time to erase the impact of your holiday indulgences and start making new healthier habits that can make 2016 the best year yet.
What many people do not realize is their unhealthy habits, such as indulging in alcohol and processed foods, not exercising and eating sugar can all leave you with some serious health side effects. If you feel like you are in physical pain, are in a constant mental daze, have issues with old injuries, suffer from back pain or are struggling with digestion issues, all of these conditions may be linked back to your unhealthy habits. Here are five easy resolutions that you can make in 2016 that will help make this year your healthiest year ever.
- Start Exercising
While this is without a doubt, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions that people make, it is still an important one to note. Just getting up and moving around can do a great deal to help you be healthier in 2016. This doesn’t mean you have to hit the gym for an hour everyday either. If you just spend 20-30 minutes walking a day, the difference in your health will amaze you.
- Get Rid of That Processed Food
Do a complete sweep of your pantry. Get rid of sugary foods, snacks, processed items and anything that may tempt you. It may be hard to get rid of these refined sugars and processed items at first, but it can really go a long way in helping you feel better and helping your health as well.
- Add More Greens
You need to be eating vegetables all year round. Start adding healthy, hearty greens to your diet. It will boost your immune system (which is perfect for fighting off cold and flu season) and will give your body the antioxidants it needs to be as healthy as eve.
- Drink More Water
Studies have found that 3 out of 4 people in the United States are technically dehydrated each and every day. As Americans, we simply don’t drink enough water, and this can cause a number of health issues from headaches to chronic pain and everything in between. Start drinking eight glasses of water a day, or ten if you can. Make a system where you can keep track of how far along you are with your goal every day, it will really help you stay on course.
One of the best New Year’s resolutions you can make for yourself is to start getting adjusted more. Set up a regular schedule with your doctor so you can get in an adjustment routine. This can help boost your nervous system and your immune system and help you be healthier all year round. It is one resolution that is sure to pay off as you make 2016 your healthiest year ever.