Each year, it is essential to reflect on all that has happened. Doing so allows us to make informed decisions about beneficial changes that need to be made going into the new year. At Farmingdale Physical Therapy East, we want all of our patients to start 2021 off on the right foot. That is why we want to pass along some beneficial tips on how you can live healthier in the new year.
Start Eating Right
When it comes to being healthier, monitoring what you eat is more than half the battle. The human body requires the right fuel to function correctly, and consuming too much junk food is not the answer. This year, why not start by committing to eating healthier? By following the below advice, your body will reap the benefits:
- Focus on eating slower, as you’ll feel full without overeating.
- Keep your home filled with healthy snacks, so you don’t pick at junk food between meals.
- Eat meals around the same times each day.
- Meal prep healthy meals each Sunday so you won’t feel the need to eat out as much.
- Be sure to intake plenty of fruits and veggies each day.
For those serious about getting healthier in the New Year, you should not overlook the power of being more active. Physical activity comes with an abundance of benefits, both physically and mentally. Things as simple as going for a walk or light jog each day or performing a stretching routine will start to make a difference. In reality, anything you can handle that gets your heart pumping a bit faster will bring about an array of benefits. These benefits can include:
- Weight loss or management.
- Increased strength.
- Improved flexibility and range of motion.
- Protection yourself from potential injuries.
- Reduced stress levels.
Schedule An Appointment
As mentioned above, getting active plays a huge role in living a healthier lifestyle. However, it would help if you didn’t try anything new that is taxing on your body before consulting with a medical professional. That is why we highly recommend scheduling an appointment with us to start the new year. We will perform a full assessment of your physical condition to determine what physical activity levels are safe to perform. Once this is done, we’ll work with you to craft an activity program that best suits your specific needs. Additionally, we can also provide treatment if any of these activities begin causing pain or discomfort. Scheduling an appointment with us may be the most crucial factor in getting healthier this year.
Starting 2021 off in a healthy manner does not need to be complicated. Here at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East, we’re happy to help patients do this. For more information on this topic, feel free to contact us today!