With the New Year quickly approaching, many of us will be making resolutions to make positive changes to our lifestyles in 2017. But apart from the obvious choices such as eating better, exercising more and quitting bad habits, what will you be doing to improve your health and happiness next year?
Our Fareham chiropractor has some great tips that are super easy to implement and maintain:
Water facilitates an enormous range of bodily functions including transporting nutrients, regulating temperature and detoxification. Water also makes up two-thirds of the body, so we need to make sure we drink plenty of it! Staying hydrated will have a profound effect on your vitality and energy levels and increase your mental and physical performance. Ideally, you should aim to drink enough water to keep your urine a pale yellow colour throughout the course of the day.
2: Engage in Random Acts of Kindness
Nothing boosts your mood like doing something nice for someone, “just because”. Call or text someone you care about or have lost touch with, commit to showing fellow motorists more consideration or be the person who always gives up their seat on a train or a bus. Performing random selfless acts will supercharge your self-esteem and probably make someone’s day!
3: Get Your 40 Winks
Optimal levels of sleep (about eight hours a night) are linked with reduced risk of chronic disease and improved longevity. As obvious as it sounds, going to bed earlier is one of the simplest ways to ensure that you get an adequate amount of sleep. Try to be in bed by 10 -10.30 pm each night. Quite often, shutting down the computer or switching off the TV early in the evening is all it takes to create the time and space to drift off into an earlier sleep.
4: Go Primal!
Some of the best foods you can eat are the food that humans have been eating the longest. These are the foods that we’ve evolved to eat and are best adapted to. Try not to become overly absorbed in fashionable diet crazes. Instead, focus on ensuring your diet is made up of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, as well as meat, fish and eggs.
Small steps lead to incredible journeys!