Another year is here and your resolution list is made. Perhaps you’ve listed all of the places you’d like to visit this year. Or your exciting new venture in a career change. Resolutions are are excellent reminders to reach our goals. However, we have to be living a healthy lifestyle in order to make them happen. Healthy living through functional medicine in the New Year is not about making drastic changes, but small changes that make a big impact throughout the year. Here are some ways to live healthy throughout the seasons.
Whether you’re a busy mom who works from home or an on-the-go business executive in a higher chain of command, you don’t have time to burn out. Self care doesn’t mean that you need a lengthy vacation in a tropical paradise. It just means that you’re taking time to acknowledge that you need time to recover after a long day or week of hard working. Self care can mean developing a habit of reading your favorite book series in your room each night, getting a monthly massage, or perhaps taking a nightly yoga class with friends. These moments of solace offer the ability to break away from the real world and reconnect with yourself.
Most Americans don’t drink enough water throughout the day. Water is a simple way to stay healthy, flush toxins and stay hydrated. Not only will you stay hydrated, it will boost your immune system, flush out toxins, and even clear up your complexion. Typically, you’d want to drink 8 eight-ounce glasses of water per day but may this vary depending on your activity level and body type.
With the long and strenuous hours, you may feel like you’re moving around a lot but it’s not the same as staying active with sports or other activities. Biking, hiking, indoor swimming year-round, and even long serene walks in the park can help you stay active and increase blood flow. Perhaps you’re sedentary at your desk all day until 5 o’clock. Every hour, get up and walk around for at least 5 minutes. Ask your professional Denver holistic doctor for helpful tips and tricks.
Get Enough Sleep
The average individuals needs 6-8 hours of sleep. If you’re not getting enough sleep each night, your brain and body cannot function as it should during the day. If your job or life circumstances are inhibiting you from getting enough sleep each night, it may be time to talk to a doctor who specializes in functional medicine. A Denver functional medicine specialist can help you find a path to a good night’s rest by narrowing down the leading problem causes.
If you haven’t made your resolutions yet, Dr. Aaron Bebe of Peak Health Partners can help. He specializes in chiropractic care, holistic medicine, kinesio taping, and functional medicine for the whole body. Contact his office today to find out how you can better your 2019 through healthy living!