Maria Urban

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Health in 2021

If your New Year’s resolutions this year include getting your health in order, you’re likely not alone. Every year, tons of people put goals related to health, weight loss, or pain management on their list of New Year’s resolutions. This year, follow through on that resolution once and for all. Getting in these healthy habits will not only contribute to your health this year, but can also contribute to your health in the long run—if you keep up with them, that is! If taking control of different aspects of your health is on your list of goals for the year, here are six ways to do so.

1. Start Taking a Multivitamin

Many of us are simply are not getting our daily recommended nutritional value of specific nutrients. Taking a once-a-day multivitamin is an easy way to ensure you get all the nutrients your body needs to keep working at 100%. To resolve this issue, simply head to your local supermarket (WholeFoods, Safeway, Metro or Walmart) or nearest pharmacy.

2. Vanquish Stress With Daily Meditation

Taking time each day to breathe deep, empty your mind, and relax can be incredibly important. Reducing stress reduces your risk for other physical illnesses, and it of course can clear your head and make you more mentally healthy. If your visiting St Johns or living in the Maritimes, consider the Sri Chinmoy Mediation Centre.

3. Walk Everyday to Keep Your Heart Rate Up

Fortunately for Canadians, there are many open spaces, including parks, mountains and a wide variety of lakes to explore. Having access to such abundant nature should motivate you to enjoy the outdoors. Keeping your heart healthy is a great way to ward off heart disease and other potentially fatal conditions, so invest in your cardio exercise anyway you can. Walking each day is a low impact exercise that can deliver high impact heart benefits.

4. Try Meatless Mondays

If you’re looking for a simple way to start reducing your meat intake, try out Meatless Mondays, an entire day of the week wherein you focus on keeping a vegetarian diet. You can commit to just one out of seven days, can’t you?

5. Schedule Your Health Screenings Today

Don’t put this off any longer. Having regular heart screenings, blood tests, physicals, and cancer screenings is one of the best ways to invest in your preventative health. Stop health issues before they start by catching any irregularities early and working through a treatment plan with your doctor. Especially if you are over 50, this step in taking control of your health should not be ignored.

6. Take Control of Back Pain

If you do one thing for your health this year, make it managing your chronic pain. Seeing a chiropractor may be one of the best things you can do for your health. Not only will you feel better physically, but not having to cope with daily pain—especially stubborn back pain—can drastically improve your mental health and overall quality of life. Seek a chiropractor in your area. Search back clinic Vancouver to find practitioners in the BC area who specialize in reducing and managing back pain, and get your life back.

If taking control of your health or your pain is on your list of resolutions this year, don’t delay. Chronic back pain and other issues can have a negative impact on your quality of life and your overall health.

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