Good health isn’t always easy. We get older, problems develop and life just throws you some curve balls. So, what are some practical things you can do to improve your health and continue on a good momentum of staying healthy?
Get Your Sleep. Getting a good night of sleep isn’t just about having energy for the next day, it’s about functioning optimally so that your brain can focus on everything else happening around you. People, work details, conversations and emotions all require that your brain be rested so it can process and respond. Come nighttime, your body and brain can rest so that restoration can take place. Sleep is not only restful it’s healing.
Get Up and Go To Bed at The Same Time Each Day. Your body responds best to routine especially if it’s something we can do every day. Preparing for bed in the same way each night will help signal your body that it’s time for sleep and make it less likely that you’ll develop sleep problems. And if you’ve ever visited a chiropractic specialist for headaches, consider that sleeping past your normal wake up time can often result in a headache. Give a sleep routine a try for limiting your headache frequency.
Drink Water. Coffee, juice and alcohol are all drinkable beverages but water is optimal. Our bodies are made up of approximately 70% water so when you’re dehydrated you’ll likely experience lethargy, crankiness, constipation, headaches, tiredness and more. Water hydrates you right away, can help flush out toxins, is great for your complexion and can also help you to have better workouts, as muscle mass is made up of mostly water.
Small changes can make a big difference in your health and in your preventative care. Take a look at your routine and some of the habits you have and determine if there are ways you can implement some of these healthy habits into your everyday process for better health in this new year.