January has come to an end, and typically, this is the time of year when many people reflect on the past year and set new goals for the new year ahead. With health and wellness being the most important aspect of our lives, we believe there’s no better time to prioritize those two than now. So, as we welcome 2022, here are five ways on how you can become a healthier version of yourself.
1. Move more, get active!
We understand it’s not easy to commit to an exercise program, but moving more each day doesn’t mean you have to be exercising intensely for 1 hour. Being physically active isn’t exclusive to just working out; it can be as simple as taking a walk every morning, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or even parking a little bit further away than usual to help burn extra calories.
2. Get your ZZZ’s
Getting enough sleep is essential to your health because it allows your body and mind to recharge. If you don’t get enough sleep, it can weaken your immune system, worsen your reaction time and lead to major cognition (thinking) issues. If you find yourself constantly missing good sleep, it may be time to prioritize getting that 7 to 8 hours of rest. Here are some ways how you can get enough sleep:
- Stop using electronic devices 2 hours before bedtime
- Stay away from caffeine late at night
- Avoid exercising before bedtime
- Establish a bedtime routine
3. Manage and relieve stress
Everyone feels stressed about something each day. It’s completely normal, but it can still affect your mental and physical health if it goes on for an extended period of time. Your stress can manifest physically through pain, muscle tension, fatigue, and an upset stomach. Fortunately, there are ways on how to relieve stress.
4. Eat right
You’ve probably heard this a million times, but there’s no substitute for healthy eating. What you eat directly affects your health and overall well-being. If you can add fruits and vegetables to your diet and reduce your highly processed foods consumption, you can reap numerous health benefits. It may be hard to stay consistent, but taking it one step at a time can help you make healthy eating sustainable over time.
5. Book for a Comprehensive Wellness Assessment
We all live busy lives, and it may be challenging to take care of our health without a clear plan. At La Vie, we offer a comprehensive wellness assessment that gives you a specific Health Action Plan to help optimize your health and wellness. It is an advanced plan based on a preventive and proactive approach, including medical screening and testing to early detect medical alerts, improve your wellbeing, and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
If you haven’t had your assessment yet, this may be the best time for you to start. We’ll work with you hand-in-hand to help you achieve your health goals and ensure better health.
For more information regarding our Comprehensive Wellness Assessment, you can call our office at (613) 592-0862, or you can fill out the form on this page and have a patient advisor call you today.
Becoming a healthier version of yourself doesn’t happen overnight; the key to staying consistent with your goal is incorporating small changes each day.
And last but not least, remember that we are here for you. Both of our offices are open to serve. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact our office anytime you need medical assistance.
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