We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy

Posted on 25 January 2017 by Sarah Barrow
Tags: Diet & Hydration, Health, Sleep, Stress, Wellbeing

Your new year health steps

The new year is already on its way, but have you thought about your new years resolutions? These different area's assure you're given a healthy, happy start!

Nutrition:

                                        iStock-638858678.jpg

It’s important to have a healthy balanced diet. Where most of us fail, is that we don’t have enough fresh fruit and vegetables. We should be aiming for 7-8 portions of fresh fruit and veg a day. On top of this we should include a healthy balanced diet which would benefit your specific goal you wish to achieve in the new year.

Hydration:

                                        iStock-658408448.jpg

Alongside nutrition, hydration is hugely important and often overlooked. For our bodies to function as efficiently as possible we need to keep our hydration levels well maintained. On average an adult should be drinking between 1.5 - 2 litres of water each day, aiding in normal and healthy organ function.

Excersise:

                                          iStock-619088796.jpg

This doesn’t have to be at the gym! Try to find something which you really enjoy that raises your heart rate for more than 45mins 4-5 times a week. If you enjoy it and find friends to participate with you it helps keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Examples are walking, cycling, swimming, it really doesn’t matter what form of exercise you choose to partake in, as-long as you’re moving your body and enjoying it.

Sleep:

                                           iStock-539820240.jpg

Many of us forget the importance of a good quality sleep, it almost becomes an annoyance to fit it into our lives. Sleep is the time that our bodies need to heal and repair from the stresses and strains of day to day life. By having enough sleep you’ll increase your immunity and keep your energy levels high, meaning you will be more productive in your waking hours.

Stress:

                                           iStock-547529460.jpg

Most people suffer with stress at some point in their lives and unfortunately this is unavoidable. In fact, small amounts of stress over short periods of time can be good for us. However long periods of continued emotional stress can be detrimental for the body. Very rarely do we take into consideration the impact that emotional stress can have on to our physical wellbeing - the outcome can be catastrophic if not addressed and dealt with. Stress causes the muscles in your body to tense inflaming and aggravating underlying injuries leading to headaches, muscular aches and pain.It also lowers our immunity making us more inclined to suffer with illnesses such as coughs and colds and is one of the factors resulting in high blood pressure.

Chiropractic:

                                          iStock-476638460.jpg

Probably the least well known on this list and that’s Chiropractic. Chiropractic treatment has many benefits. Firstly, it can help speed up healing and offer pain relief for sustained musculoskeletal injuries, therefore getting you back to normal life as quickly as possible without the risk of aggravating your complaint. In our modern society, many of us are guilty of spending too much time sat down. This puts unnatural stress on our spines causing problems with the joints. Chiropractic treatment restores motion in the joints to help correct poor posture and restore full range of motion. By maintaining full range of motion within the spinal joints you also encourage the nervous system to work at its full potential therefore enabling your body to perform at its optimum.

Follow these six steps to become happier, healthier and optimize your bodies potential. Will this be the year you achieve your secured health and well-being?

willow chiropractic

Recent blog posts

International Day of Yoga

Posted on 21 June 2021 by Anna Souroullas
Tags: chiropractic, exercise, health, healthy, lifestyle, living, mindfulness, wellness, yoga

All of us have heard of yoga, and a lot of us have probably even tried it, but there is so much more to it than what you see on the surface. To celebrate this year’s International Yoga Day on 21st June, we wanted to delve deeper into how yoga can benefit you.

Read full post

How You Can Live Life to the Fullest

Posted on 14 June 2021 by Anna Souroullas
Tags: Chiropractic, Exercise, Health, Healthy, Lifestyle, management, Pain, Stress, Well-being

All of us are guilty of making up excuses as to why we can’t do activities that we love or take steps that will benefit our health and well-being. We're on a mission to change people's mindsets, to help them live life to the fullest, healthier and happier.

Read full post

Stress Management: Your Key to Health

Posted on 09 June 2021 by Anna Souroullas
Tags: back, day, health, healthier, lifestyle, management, neck, pain, relax, stress

Did you know that humans are the only species on the planet that stresses over past and future events, not just what is happening in the present?

Read full post

Book your consultation today. Call 0800 511 8966

Or fill in the form and we will call you back.