The best thing you can do for yourself this year is to put your health and well-being above all else. Because the truth is, when you feel good you are better equipped to accomplish hard things and enjoy life.
When it comes to health many aspects are outside of your control. That’s why the important thing is to focus on the areas of your life that you can control.
Here are 4 New Year’s resolutions you can get started doing today.
1. Walk a little bit more
While technology has vastly improved the lives of billions of people, it does have its disadvantages. One of these is that it makes most people a lot more sedentary.
Whether you’re sitting in front of a computer at work all day or watching your favorite show on the couch, the effect is the same– and it’s not a good one.
Living a more sedentary lifestyle will result in stiffer ligaments, weaker muscles, and poor blood circulation. All of which will not only create new problems but also exacerbate the ones you might already have, such as arthritis.
A simple resolution is to get up and walk regularly. It doesn’t have to be much, 10 minutes of walking for every 2 hours sitting should do the trick. Simply set a timer on your phone and take the right steps towards living a healthier life every day.
2. Sleep & Hydrate the Recommended Amounts
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve probably heard it a million times; drink enough water and get enough sleep. Even though these recommendations seem like they are overused, it’s important to give them the attention they deserve.
Sleeping and drinking water have a wide plethora of benefits. They help remove toxins and heal your body. While your doctor might recommend something unique for you, the common recommendation is to get eight hours of sleep and drink eight to ten glasses of water a day.
3. Take the Time to Talk with Your Doctor
In the mad rush of life, it’s often difficult to leave enough time for regular doctor checkups. However, skipping out on these visits might not save you as much time as you think.
Going to the doctor for your regular visits can help you catch unwanted changes to your body early on. This increases the likelihood of preventing and repairing any damage. This year, get in the habit of scheduling your doctor’s visits at the recommended times.
4. Be Positive
Another important resolution this year is to focus on your mental health as well. Your body can be positively impacted by an optimistic outlook on life. If you are struggling with mental illness and finding it difficult to be positive, talk with a doctor and find strategies that work for you.
Start Your New Year Off Right
Give yourself the best chance of success this year with health-centered goals. Want to get a strong start on your healthy new resolutions? Talk with our team at Arthritis Care of Texas!
We know that joint and muscle pain can be a large inhibitor when it comes to living healthy. All it takes is one call to start your journey to easier, healthier life. Call us today!