The New Year is right around the corner, but why wait for silly resolutions? Instead, seize the moment and start making healthy changes today! At Elements Massage Piney Creek, we love a good goal (don’t get us wrong, we will definitely be making grand plans for 2017!) but there’s something about embracing the now. Here are a few suggestions for changes you can make immediately to improve your health:
- Sleep More
Most Americans don’t sleep more than six hours a night and that’s just not enough. Lack of sleep can leave you feeling groggy and grumpy. To combat this trend, try moving up your bedtime by a small increment, say 30 minutes to boost your shuteye time. See how you feel and adjust from there!
- Drink H20
Easier said than done, especially if you work at an office setting where soda and coffee are the go-to afternoon pick-me-up. Hydration is critical to proper body functioning and swapping out at least one to two regular caffeinated drinks for pure, clear water is a huge step towards boosting how you feel.
- Go Outdoors
Modern workplace environments don’t quite offer the mental of physical breaks humans need. To counter the habit of sitting at your desk all afternoon staring ata spreadsheet, we recommend setting an alarm and going on a brisk ten minute walk each day. Not only will it revitalize your creative energies, it can help jumpstart a healthy circadian rhythm by exposing you to fresh air and sunshine.
- Start Each Day with Breakfast
We know, your mom already told you, but that doesn’t mean you are doing it. Starting off each day with a healthy and balanced breakfast can help regulate your blood sugar and delivers the brain and body fuel to get the day started on the right food. It’s a good idea to include protein as part of your breakfast meal instead of opting for quick and easy carbs.