Lots of people are looking for ways to improve their health and get in better shape this January and there are plenty of websites offering celebrity diet plans, starvation diets and intense cardio workout routines that even have the trainers sweating. Is this what we need to become healthier for 2018 or is all this a little extreme for most people who just need to tweak their lifestyle to live healthier and happier?
In our opinion, some simple changes to your lifestyle can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and feel. If you are one of those people looking to improve your health, here are the 5 lifestyle habits we recommend to ensure you have a healthier 2018.
- Eat Healthy Foods To Supercharge Body and Brain Performance
Just like your car, your body needs fuel to perform at its best. If you eat junk food all day, your body won’t be able to function at its peak and you will feel tired and sluggish. Eating healthy foods will provide the fuel your body and brain needs to work, play, think and do everything else you want to do. The internet is packed full of free information and videos on how you can improve your diet.
- Get More Exercise
Without exercise, your body will become slow, overweight and sick. Exercise provides your body with the energy it needs to accomplish daily tasks. You will feel stronger, lose those extra pounds and have more energy as well.
The trick with exercising is to stay consistent. We all start a new year with great intentions but then life gets in the way and all of a sudden you’ve slipped back into your old routine. Find something you love doing, start slow and build it up gradually and you’ll be amazed at how much you enjoy it.
- Improve Your Posture
If you want to look like you have lost a few pounds and gained some muscle, stand up straight and tall. Improving your posture not only helps you to look better, but it can also improve your overall health and happiness. Better posture relieves back and joint pain and can give you a much brighter outlook on life. We’ve got loads of information in our other blogs on how you can improve your posture.
- Get More Sleep
Our bodies need rest to rebuild and repair itself. Sleep gives our brains and body a chance to rest and reset itself for the next day’s tasks. Without enough sleep, your body will become sluggish and you will be more prone to illness and disease. Check out this article 8 Steps To A Better Night’s Sleep.
- Don’t ignore aches and pains
When you’re in pain, even the simplest of tasks become difficult. You may stop doing the things you enjoy and you won’t be able to provide your body with the exercise it needs. If you can’t seem to shake off that niggling injury or are struggling with pain, don’t ignore what your body is telling you and speak to a qualified expert.
At Nolan Osteopathy, we offer a complimentary consultation with one of our osteopaths, either by phone or by appointment, where we can discuss any concerns or issues you may have and how we can help you.
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