As we enter a new year, many of us feel the urge to make resolutions and goals for improving our wellness.
While weight loss may be one common goal, it’s important to remember that healthy eating and regular exercise are just as crucial components of overall wellness as body weight.
Here are some tips for making resolutions that focus on wellness, not weight loss:
1. Reduce stress. It’s no secret that chronic stress can have a negative impact on your health, so finding ways to reduce your stress levels in 2024 is key. Whether it’s taking time for yourself every day or practicing mindfulness techniques like meditation or deep breathing, there are many strategies you can use to manage stress more effectively. A visit to our practice may also help your body better accommodate the stress it’s experiencing.
2. Exercise more frequently. It’s important to make time for exercise in your regular routine-but busy schedules can often throw a wrench in that plan. Exercise doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the gym. If you have difficulty fitting in gym time, find ways to sneak it into your day, like taking walks on your work breaks.
3. Make healthier food choices. Eating a balanced diet is key to maintaining overall health, so make sure your resolutions revolve around improving your nutrition. Instead of focusing on too much restriction, try doing things like bumping up your fibre intake, choose leaner protein sources, and make sure your plate has a variety of colourful foods on it.
4. Do more of what makes you happy. When you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, it can be easy to neglect the things that make you happy. Instead of falling into this pattern, resolve to take some time for yourself by doing more of what makes you truly happy. Whether it’s hanging out with friends, taking up a hobby, or finding time to relax with a good book. Prioritising yourself and your happiness is an important key to overall wellness.
5. Improve your sleep hygiene. Getting enough quality sleep is crucial for staying healthy and enjoying life to the fullest. Whether it’s establishing a regular bedtime routine or making simple adjustments like avoiding caffeine or exercising earlier in the day, there are many ways to set yourself up for a good night’s sleep. With these tips in mind, you can make sure your resolutions focus on overall wellness this year. A visit to our practice can help you to move with more freedom and less pain and improve your overall wellbeing by helping your body to accommodate any stress it’s experiencing.
If you feel inspired to prioritise taking some time for yourself you could book a massage with our new massage therapist Evie . Please remember we are always more than happy to have a chat and see if you could benefit from our services.
You can give us a call,
Hungerford Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Healthcare
01488 683 666.