Keeping New Year’s Resolutions About Health and Wellness Can Feel Challenging.
These 5 action steps can help you maintain those resolutions by making them sustainable and lasting:
1. Track your changes.
One study found those who kept a food journal lost twice the weight compared with those who didn’t track their progress. Tracking your changes—whether that involves a tape measure, the scale, pen to paper, or a fitness app—keeps you honest and gives you momentum to stay the course when you’re tempted to give up.
2. Don’t let the calendar dictate your progress.
Beginning any set of resolutions on New Year’s Day is a prescription for failure. Why? Because it’s arbitrary and artificial and few people really own it.
Jonny Bowden, Ph.D.
He says picking your own resolution start date, which may or may not be January 1st, will empower you.
3. Plan ahead.
This might mean prepping ingredients for dinner, laying out your gym clothes the night before, organizing your supplements into compartments, and lining up your next chiropractic appointments ahead of time.
4. Consider that change doesn’t happen overnight.
One study found the average time it takes for a new habit to stick is 66 days. Patience and persistence win the race.
5. Find support along the way.
People who surround themselves with positive social support better maintain weight loss. Surround yourself with like-minded people who have similar goals and lean on those people when you get stuck.
Making the 5 Essentials Part of Your Resolution
Our 5 Essentials provides a solid foundation encompassing all your health and fitness goals to becoming your healthiest self and make this your healthiest year ever.
1. Chiropractic care.
The core principle of traditional chiropractic care is to keep the spine and nervous system free of structural interferences that everyday stressors can create and unlock your body’s natural potential for health and healing.
Incorporate our Core or Advanced Plan described in the book, Align Your Health. Even the healthiest diet might not contain the optimal nutrients you need to thrive. At the very least, cover those bases with a multivitamin designed for males, females, or children, along with an omega-3 fatty acid formula.5 Ways to Maintain Your #Resolutions & Make this Your Healthiest Year Ever Click To Tweet
- Get 8 hours of sleep nightly.
- Find ways to de-stress.
- Cultivate a resilient, positive attitude.
Move more, period. Do bodyweight exercises, including planks, lunges, and pushups. You can fit them in throughout your day, like during your work break or during TV commercials. To up the intensity, try our MaxT3 program, which gives you a full-body workout in only 12 minutes.
5. Minimize Toxins.
Chemicals in many household cleaning and personal products can create many adverse health effects. Use the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG’s) databases for cosmetics and household products. Better yet, make household products yourself. The MaxLiving Detox Your Home by Changing the Way You Clean guide can show you how. Basic ingredients like coconut oil and baking soda provide healthier alternatives for many beauty products including moisturizers and deodorant.
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