After the holidays and with the start of a New Year, we often find ourselves reflecting on the past year and looking forward to a fresh start. If taking better care of yourself and getting healthy are part of your plan, try these ways to help improve your health in 2016:
- Make realistic resolutions and goals: Strive for goals that are attainable. Instead of creating a long list of resolutions that exceed your current lifestyle, pick 2-3 goals that can be broken down into sub-goals. This will help you measure and achieve your resolutions. For instance, limit intake of foods you may enjoy but find less healthy, not completely avoiding it at first, and increasing weekly workouts to 1-2 additional days; eventually working up to daily workouts and elimination of all unhealthy foods in your diet.
- Make a plan: There’s still plenty of time to make goals and a plan for 2016 to improve your health. Sit down, write down your goals, and create a plan to work towards those in the New Year. Decide how you’ll handle temptations, as well as how you’ll reward yourself for making small victories. It’s important to not feel rushed or stressed when deciding on ways to improve your health. Your mindset should be clear and focused on improvement.
- Find what makes you happy: So often we pick ways to improve our lifestyles or our health based on what we believe to be “the norm”. Making the decision to improve your health should include things that truly make you happy. If you enjoy walking or hiking instead of yoga, add a weekly hike to your schedule instead of signing up for unlimited yoga classes. Go to the spa to relax or take time for regular massages. Find activities and nutrition plans that work for you. This way you’re setting yourself up for success, not failure.
- Improve Comfort: From the office to the bedroom, improving comfort will lead to improving your health and overall wellness. Reducing daily pain and discomforts can help you live a more comfortable and productive lifestyle. Visit your local Relax The Back location to speak with a trained specialist who can help you find product solutions for your specific needs. Whether you’re working in an office from 9-5, commuting for work, or having difficulty sleeping, we can help you improve your health and have your best year yet!