5 Healthy Habits for The New Year

Kersenbrock Medical & Wellness: Fitness Tip

The New Year has arrived with a bang, and it’s time to start thinking about healthy habits for the new year. This year, we are proud to support you on your quest towards a happier, healthier, and more active lifestyle. Here are 5 healthy habits you should integrate into your routine in 2020. 

1.) Make Movement a Priority 

Oftentimes, we take our mobility for granted. This year, make movement a priority.

Movement habits play a vital a role in the way you age. Studies suggest that movement and mobility are determining factors in how your body ages. Basically, the more you move, the more active you are able to be in your 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. 

This practice can be integrated seamlessly into your daily routine. Take mid-day walks. Do lunges while watching your favorite TV show. Go for a bike ride. Whatever it is, do it – your future self will thank you. 

2.) Practice Mindfulness 

Mindfulness has become an important component of self-care. Practicing mindfulness looks different for everyone. For some, mindfulness is rooted in yoga, meditation, or in the outdoors. For others, mindfulness is influenced by setting goals, pursuing education, and even travel. 

Experts agree that mindfulness encourages emotional growth and regulation, increases self-awareness, and enhances personal relationships. Mindfulness might be the key to unlocking your potential in 2020. 

3.) Hydrate 

We all talk about hydration more than we actually hydrate. Scientists recommend that adults drink an average of 3.3 liters of water per day. 

The human body functions at its optimal level when it’s fully hydrated. When we experience dehydration, which is all too common, the immune system is significantly compromised, which exposes our bodies to inflection and general wear-and-tear.  

In addition, hydration plays a role in your mood, energy level, and aerobic stamina, so start drinking more water.

4.) Make Informed Dietary Choices 

When it comes to diet, no one is perfect. We all have our vices, whether they’re sweet treats or an extra pint. 

In 2020, make informed dietary choices. Try to strike a balance that works for you, but start making more health-focused decisions. Remember, your dietary choices don’t just affect you, but also your loved ones and their future eating habits.  

Put more green on your plate, but don’t feel guilty about treating yourself every so often

5.) Surround Yourself with Healthy People

The habits of those you spend time with often become your habits. This year, try to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who are focused on practicing healthy habits.  

If you find that many of your friends are not health-focused, try suggesting fun but active activities. Hikes, biking, and yoga are great options. 

Healthy Habits For the Win in 2020  

2020 has arrived, and it’s full of potential. These 5 healthy habits can help you stay active, happy, and help increase your quality of life this year and many years into the future. 

Interested in learning more about how Kersenbrock Chiropractic can help you on your health journey? Call us today at (407) 732-6970.