Healthy You in 2021!

Posted on January 29 2021

A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology indicates that only 46% of people who made New Year’s resolutions were successful. Instead of putting the pressure on yourself to create and stick to a New Year’s resolution, let’s think of it as creating new habits for a healthier You!
 

Here are a few tips and ideas to consider on your goal to get and stay healthy in 2021!

 
Meal Planning

Meal Planning

Planning out your meals can help you to cook healthier for yourself and your family, save money, and time! Check out these 9 Easy Weekly Meal Plan Ideas That Really Work.
  Drink Lots of Water

Drink Lots of Water

It’s not only an essential nutrient our body depends on, but it also keeps us hydrated, helps with weight loss, can help reduces belly bloat, may assist digestion, and it can help keep your skin healthy. According to the Mayo Clinic, individual water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live. The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is about 15.5 cups daily for men and about 11.5 cups a day for women.
  Yoga Exercise

Exercise

No matter your age or fitness level, exercising is one of the best things you can do for your health. From a simple stroll or yoga, to strength training and biking, any movement can do wonders for your physical and mental health. Contact us today if you need help creating an exercise program customized to your needs and ability.
  Put Down Your Phone

Put Down Your Phone

As you may have heard, keeping social media use down to just 30 minutes a day can led to increased mental health and well-being. There are several manageable strategies you can use to cut down your screen time including setting time limits, or deleting app. Check out these 10 ways to cut down screen time.

Good Balance

Keep your Balance

For those individuals who are young and active, good balance can help you avoid injuries…for older people good balance can help keep you stay active longer and lower your chances of a fall. Whatever your age, good balance can help with mobility, strength, movement and much more! If you are experiencing balance problems, give us a call at 303-4709-2133. Our licensed physical therapist can create a customized program to help you! Learn more about how physical therapy can help with balance problems here.
 
  Try Something New

Try Something New

It’s a great time to learn a new skill or activity. Research shows practicing a new skill increases the thickness of your myelin white matter in your brain that helps improve performance when performing certain tasks. Learning something new keeps your interest level high and helps combat boredom and depression. It fuels creativity and can stave off dementia.

 Sleep Well
Sleep Well

Did you know…most adults need about 8 hours of good quality sleep on a regular basis every night. Just as exercise is important so is sleep! When you get enough sleep, it can improve concentration and productivity. It can also boost athletic performance, improve your immune function.

 
Head Outside

Head Outdoors

Spending time outside can offer a timely relief from stress. Studies show that 20 minutes a day spent in nature can lower stress hormone levels, boost self-esteem and improve mood.
 

How are you planning on staying healthy in 2021?



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