The Christmas and New Year period is an exciting time of year, as you get a chance to catch up with friends and family. Most people will also spend the holiday break reflecting on the year that has passed and thinking about what will happen in the year to come.
It is a fantastic time to set goals for the future, including goals relating to your personal health. However, to achieve these goals you really need a New Year plan.
In this post, our Stoke chiropractor is going to share some tips for creating a plan that will result in a healthier you in the year to come. These tips will help you achieve any health and fitness goals you decide to set.
If you want to learn more about setting a healthy new year plan, why not book a visit with our experienced and leading chiropractor in Stoke on Trent at Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic by calling 01782 711 191 or you can book only here.
Our Stoke Chiropractor Offers This Advice For Setting New Goals For The New Year
The team at Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic enjoy helping patients reach important health and fitness goals like:
- Eating healthier
- Exercising regularly
- Reducing stress levels
We focus on these three goals as they can deliver the most significant health improvements for our patients. They can also provide you with additional energy and inspiration necessary to take on tougher challenges.
The best approach to tackling these goals is to start small and work your way up. For example, to achieve the goal of exercising regularly, begin by walking 10 or 15 minutes per day. This is much more achievable than signing up with a gym for hours of classes each week at great personal expense.
In terms of healthy eating, you could begin by adding a little more fruit to your daily intake or an extra serving of vegetables at dinner. Once you have gained some momentum, you could work with our Stoke chiro on a more comprehensive healthy eating plan.
Regardless of the New Year’s resolutions that you are setting, remember to start small and focus on gradual improvement.
As you work through your health and fitness goals, you should continue seeing our Chiropractor in Stoke on Trent. They will be able to perform adjustments which reduce tension in your muscles and joints. This may help to make it easier to continue exercising and reduce any stress in your body.
Our chiropractor will also be able to provide you with general advice on diet, exercise, stress reduction, and finding additional motivation.
Dealing With Holiday Fatigue
Christmas is an enjoyable time of year, but it can be very tiring. Tasks like preparing your home for visitors, shopping for presents, and preparing meals all require a ton of energy.
Aside from that, you may have a few late evenings over the Christmas period, as you overindulge on food and alcohol. While socialising with friends and family in this way is a lot of fun, it can be physically and mentally exhausting.
When Christmas is over, you may find yourself feeling fatigued and carrying a few extra pounds from the delicious food and drinks you have enjoyed.
The New Year brings an opportunity to get back on track. It’s the perfect time to commit to losing a few pounds, get more energy, and be healthier. The best way to achieve these goals is by focusing on nutrition. Here are a few simple tactics to help you get started:
- Decrease processed food intake
- Eat more fresh foods including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and lean meats (salmon and other fatty fish, skinless chicken, steak without the fat)
- Eat carbohydrates earlier in the day for additional energy and reduce carbohydrate intake in the evening. Evening meals should focus on vegetables and protein.
- Snack on nuts, blueberries, strawberries, sun dried tomatoes and other health foods
Following these four simple tips can have a dramatic impact on your health and energy levels. For more nutrition tips, why not book a visit with our Chiropractor at Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic.
New Year Less Stress
Everyone suffers from stress to a certain extent. In fact, about 54% are actually stressed about the level of stress they have!
Although most people come to accept stress as being a ‘normal’ part of life, it is important to be mindful of the risk it poses and take steps to reduce it.
Stress can increase the risk of several serious illnesses, including heart diseases, depression, and diabetes. It can also cause various musculoskeletal and neurological problems including headaches, back pain, neck pain, and muscular tension.
Fortunately, there are several effective strategies you can use to reduce your stress levels:
- Exercise more often
The human body is designed to move. When it does not have that opportunity, it can contribute to feelings of stress. Even a 10 minute walk can make a difference.
- Visit a chiropractor in Stoke on Trent
Have an examination performed by a Stoke chiro to determine if there are any restrictions in your spine, which can cause stress in your body. A restriction prevents the spine from moving freely, which can cause pain, decrease energy levels, and make you feel stressed.
- Try relaxation techniques
Many people find relaxation techniques like mindfulness meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, massage, breath focus, and guided imagery to be very effective at relieving stress. This website has more information on some of the best relaxation techniques for stress relief.
It is estimated that between 80 to 90% of illnesses can be traced back to having too much stress in your life, so it’s important to take action as soon as possible.
If you have any further questions or would like to book an appointment with a chiropractor contact Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic by calling 01782 711 191 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.