4 Tips to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions!

What’s the most common thing about New Year’s Resolutions?

Most are over by February!

Many would love start the new year on the road to looking and feeling better.

That means planning, goals, memberships, diet & schedules. Going from 0-100 with no steps in between. Inevitably, that means burnout and going back to old habits. The cycle repeats for another year.

I believe you can keep your health based resolutions without all of the extra work and lost time. Here’s 4 tips how.

  1. Stick to the basics! There’s no need to spend tons of money on the latest and greatest fad diet and workout plans when the simple basics are what most of us need.

    1. Diet: fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, plenty of water. Keep sugars and processed foods at a minimum.

    2. Exercise: challenge yourself, but don’t hurt yourself. Do the kind of exercise that you like to do because that’s what you’ll stick with - if you love playing basketball and can’t stand going on runs, stop forcing yourself to hit the track and grab the ball! I’ll take 5 moderate exercise sessions over 2 hard sessions any week.

  2. Start slow! There’s no need to spend a ton of hours planning and grinding, just to burn out in a few weeks. If you work out only 1x a week right now, just do 2x this week. If you go from 1x a week right to 6x, you’re at extreme risk of burnout and hurting yourself. Your body and mind will need time to adapt to the new stresses you will be putting on yourself. Improve in a small way this week. Before you know it, it’ll be NYE 2019 and you’ll have made 52 small improvements, week after week. Now that’s progress.

  3. 50% is still better than 100%. Life gets in the way sometimes and makes it to where we can’t get in that perfect day of dieting and a hard training session. Here’s my tip - get in what you can. Get that quick 15 minute jog in on a day when you’re too busy. Get that salad in for dinner after a day of unhealthy eating with the family. Don’t become derailed and allow yourself to go to 0% any day - 50% is still better than 100%.

  4. Schedule your physician treatments. Most think that being and staying healthy means staying out of the doctor’s office. I disagree. Getting healthy means more than salads and gym sessions - regular check-ups and chiropractic adjustments are essential to getting and maintaining a truly healthy body. Be sure to call your physicians, make sure they work with your new 2019 insurance plans, and get those appointments on your calendar. Let your doctors tell you that you’re healthy, don’t guess for yourself.

Thanks for reading these tips to help you keep your health goals!

Stop by at Mission Hills Chiropractic in Lake Forest, CA, and we can talk health tips, planning tips, and more.


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