By Jeff Sheppard 28 Dec 2020 no comment 865 Views

After the excesses of the holiday season, many of us look to the New Year as a time to start fresh.

The tradition of New Year’s resolutions goes back thousands of years.  Versions of the tradition are found in cultures as varied as the ancient Babylonians, the Romans, and medieval Europeans.

But it’s one thing to make a resolution and another to know how to keep it.

If you’d like to be more active in the New Year, talk to your chiropractor first!

We can help you develop an exercise program or find a new sport that meets your abilities and needs.

Remember to start slowly and work up gradually.  The biggest mistake that most people make is to try to do too much too soon.  When they feel exhausted, or worse, injure themselves, they give up entirely.

Find an activity that you enjoy.  When it’s fun to be active, you’ll look forward to it.

Regular chiropractic care will support your body in your new, active lifestyle.

If you’d like to eat better in the New Year, do your research!

Remember that being healthy is far more important than fitting into clothing in an arbitrary size number.  Also, muscle weighs more than fat.  In conclusion, focus your resolution on eating nutritious food in proportionate servings and living a healthy and active lifestyle.

Some things that might seem helpful – like skipping breakfast to “save calories” or buying “fat free” products–will hurt you in the long run.  People who skip breakfast tend to overeat at lunch, choose junk food more often, and feel tired or fatigued in the middle of the day.  And everyone needs a moderate amount of healthy fats in their diet to feel satisfied.

You’ll get farther eating a breakfast with lean protein, like eggs, nuts, or smoked salmon.  Together, oatmeal with milk make one complete protein.  Meanwhile, instead of buying “fat free” products loaded with sugar and artificial flavour, enjoy proportionate servings of healthy fats like olive oil, avocado, and oily fish.

Learn to measure a serving size.  Find out what foods will provide you with the nutrition you need.  Practice cooking at home and skip pre-packaged and processed foods that are full of sugar, salt, preservatives, and artificial flavor and colour.

If you’d like to take better care of yourself in the New Year,  give Sheppard Chiropractic Centre a call!

Regular chiropractic maintenance care will support your body and help you to feel your best.   Put your focus on wellness and live your best life.  You can reach Sheppard Chiropractic Centre at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172.

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

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