Do you feel like you totally overdid it during the Christmas holidays? Perhaps you were too busy to go to the gym, or maybe you ate too many sweets and other foods that lack the nutrients your body needs in order to thrive. The advent of a brand new year is the perfect time to get your body back in tip-top condition.
Exercise - You already know how important it is to move your body. The trouble is, sometimes it seems like too much of an effort. That's probably because you haven't found a form of exercise that you love. You certainly don't have to be on a treadmill to get your heart pumping. Try joining a dance class. Zumba is a great choice. If you promise yourself not to stop too many times to look in the windows, walking in the mall is a great way to get a good workout. No matter which form of exercise you choose, you might do better by getting a friend to join you.
Food - You already know the foods you should be eating. Basically, you should be eating lots of fruits, veggies, nuts, fish and lean meats. However, when you go up and down the aisles at your grocery store, there are too many temptations that get in your way of eating properly. Create healthy menus for one week and use those menus to make your shopping list. Don't veer from that list! If you know you're going to want something sweet, buy a day-by-day medicine container and put a small decadent chocolate in each slot.
Massage - Part of a healthy body is making sure that you relax and that you have a way to relieve stress. If you don't have a good mattress, that would be a great purchase. Even though they're expensive, choose a mattress that fits your body. The sleep you get will be worth every penny you spent. Relieve stress by getting a massage every now and then. Do you know what rolfing is? Rolfing is basically the manipulation of your body's soft tissues, performed at clinics like The Healing Center. The goal of rolfing is to improve the alignment of the body and to strengthen the body's movements. When rolfing was first used in massage, it was actually painful. Now rolfing has been developed into a more gentle form of massage which is very relaxing.
Keep a journal so that you can have a record of how your body progresses toward better health.Share
31 December 2015
After suffering with debilitating back pain for years, I decided it might be a good idea to finally meet with a doctor. I didn't want to beat around the bush with the issue, so I headed straight to a specialist who I thought could help me: a chiropractor. Even though it was my first appointment, my doctor was incredible and got to work right away on my problem. He took images of my spine and then talked with me about the results. I found out that several of my vertebrae were eroding, which was putting a lot of pressure on my spinal column. He made adjustments that made me feel a lot better right away. Check out this blog to learn more about how a chiropractor could help you.