This is the time of year when many people make their new year’s resolutions. With that in mind, what things can you change to enjoy a more healthy and prosperous life in 2023 and beyond?
While there’s no silver bullet to guarantee a long life free from problems, there are many things you can do to increase your odds of experiencing good health over the long haul.
Continue reading for a look at five things you can do for better health this year and onward.
1. Practice Self-Care
Commit to self-care. Some people believe that it’s selfish to take time out for themselves. But if you’re not taking care of yourself, how can you take care of someone else?
Trying to be all things to all people usually won’t work over the long haul. It’ll be even more difficult if you’re not taking time out to rest, relax, and re-energize.
Don’t just try to fit self-care into your schedule when you have time. That time may never come. You’ll need to take the time to make the time. It needs to be intentional and purposeful.
Whether it’s one day a week or an hour here or there a few days a week, you need to set time aside to do something for you. Yes, you. And only you. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Perhaps you’ll go for a hike, get some extra sleep on the weekends, or tuck into a good book.
2. Learn to Deal With Stress
According to the American Institute of Stress, 55% of Americans report experiencing stress during the day. And stress causes nearly six of 10 U.S. respondents to a study to feel paralyzed. Add to that the fact that chronic stress is common in the workplace, with 94% of employees saying they experience stress on the job. You can deal with stress by talking about what’s bothering you rather than bottling it up, taking time out to unwind and do something you want to do, or seeking to achieve a better work-life balance by working from home. Get professional assistance if you find it difficult to deal with stress.
3. Exercise More
Another way to enjoy better health this year is to get the recommended amount of exercise. The CDC recommends that adults get an hour and a half of moderate-intensity physical activity and two days of muscle-strengthening exercise. How much exercise are you getting? If you’re in line with the CDC recommendations, great. Keep up the good work. Otherwise, increase your output. You won’t achieve optimal health if you’re not keeping your body in proper shape. Just do it.
4. Eat Right
In addition to exercise, you also need to consume the right fuel. Ensure your meals contain generous amounts of produce, legumes, and whole grains. If you like meat, go easy on the red meat and go for chicken, turkey, and seafood. Be careful when it comes to sodium and sugar. There are plenty of sites online that you can go to if you want to learn how to prepare healthy, mouth-watering meals. While you’re at it, make it a point to cook more at home and eat out less.
5. Get IV Therapy
Another option to get you on the path toward better health this year is IV therapy. IV therapy is a safe procedure to rehydrate the body intravenously. The process can introduce vitamins, saline, and electrolytes into the body. And if you choose the right service provider, you can have the IV therapy provider come to you.
What are the benefits of IV therapy? It can be used to treat many different health conditions like chronic fatigue, chronic stress, poor immune function, and more. It’s worth exploring whether IV therapy can help any health conditions you might have.
A new year is now upon us. Consider these five recommendations if you’re interested in experiencing better health going forward. They could be the keys to a happier, healthier, and more prosperous new year. It’ll take work, but the results are worth it.