The goal of healthy people in this world is to live a long and happy life. This is easily attainable if we continue to work towards a well-rounded life that includes beneficial components which allow us to stay the course. However, we have unhealthy distractions all around us which have the potential to prevent us from reaching this goal. Many have fallen prey to this lifestyle, and it shows in obesity rates, heart disease, and other health-related issues in our world.
Is there an easy solution to continue on the course of wellness? Yes, however, it requires dedication and common sense, and this is what we want to discuss today. We would like to reveal the 3 best tips you can use to attain a more balanced lifestyle and achieve your wellness goals.
1. Get More Sleep
Sleep is one of the most important characteristics of a balanced and healthy lifestyle. However, a whopping 79% of Americans are getting less sleep and putting less priority on rest than they should be. You guessed it. They are going to bed late and getting up early and neglecting this crucial part of their wellness.
The University of Washington Health Sciences concluded that sleep deprivation results in a majority of health problems for the sleep-deprived. Some of the major outcomes of having less sleep mean a lower immune system and could be linked to serious side effects like cardiovascular health, the longer someone continues their routine of minimal sleep.
Your body wants to heal itself. Your body wants to take care of you. However, you have to allow your body to do this, and all of the ‘systems’ in your body begin to go to work after your body has fallen asleep. The less time you give it, the less it has to regenerate the properties in your life needed to complete all of those health goals we talked about before.
Make sleep a priority. Ensure that you are getting at least 7 – 8 hours of rest every night and go easy on the caffeine about an hour and a half before bedtime. If you are doing everything else healthy in your life, and not sleeping, you are wasting your time because the body needs rest.
2. Chiropractic Care
Many people disregard the benefits that chiropractors have on their lives. According to atlantchiropractic.com out of NYC, chiropractic professionals take their time sharing their expertise with you in order to learn where the problem resides before adjustment begins.
Having a chiropractor in your routine can help you in many ways. Getting adjusted on a regular basis is said to :
- Give the body stronger immune health.
- Makes tight muscles lose.
- Decreases joint degeneration.
- Decreases inflammation in the joints
- Improves and maintains nerve center function throughout the body.
- Creates a more balanced mind and calms the nerves.
- Improves the stress a patient could be feeling.
- They are used for prevention in sickness.
- Raises cognitive ability.
There are so many more benefits of taking time to see a chiropractor at least once or twice a month. The problem with people is that we are guaranteed to fall into a rut in our daily lives at one point or another. Most Americans have a desk job, which means they stay slumped over all day in a fluorescent-lit building. It can take a toll, not only on the mind but also on the body. Regular adjustments can be a helpful tool in eliminating these hurdles in our body and mind. The best part about it is you can feel the results almost immediately.
3. Exercise Regularly
How many people have you heard make a New Year’s Resolution to start exercising regularly? We have all heard people say that, in fact, we may have resolved to exercise ourselves. However, 80% of the people who make that New Year’s Resolution give up after January 12th. That means there is only a 20% chance that someone will keep going after that day. Trainer Jillian Michael’s famously said, “The hardest part about deciding to exercise every day is in your mind.” You already understand that exercising is good for you. It would alleviate a lot of problems in your life. However, the stumbling block isn’t the gym. It’s getting there.
Exercise is a key element in building a more balanced lifestyle. It releases endorphins in the brain, therefore making you happy. If you have gained a few pounds of the past year, it can help reduce the extra weight, which leads to another arm’s length of benefits in itself. You already know it can reduce the probability of sickness and other diseases like cardiovascular health, but most people don’t exercise because they just don’t have the time.
The key to get your heart rate up, and if you’re one of the many individuals who can’t find the time to exercise, take 10 minutes out of your day, generally before you go to work and do standing lunges, jumping jacks, push-ups, bicycle crunches, jump squats, twisting mountaineers, etc. There are a lot of fun exercises that do not require weights or machines that you can complete right there in your living room. Find the exercises that meet your bodies requirements and take a little time throughout the day and complete your daily routine.
Everyone wants to live a long and happy life, but it appears that no one wants to make the decision to do the work, except you. One of the main hurdles we face to create a more balanced lifestyle for ourselves is in our mind. We can break through this wall, choose health and happiness, and make ourselves do the things we need to do. It is all in mind, and we can overcome. If so, this is when we will begin to lead that balanced life we have always wanted truly.