We know its only the beginning of December but planning is everything when it comes to making New Year’s Resolutions actually stick. Let’s take a look at the top resolutions and examine how to make sure you are successful in 2018.
Quit Smoking – Letting go of the smoking habit is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. Within just two hours of quitting your heart rate and blood pressure return to normal levels. By the end of a full day, you have half the amount of carbon monoxide in your blood as well as nicotine. By the 24 hour mark, your chances of a heart attack are significantly lower. At the 2 day mark, your sense of smell and taste are returning. Your body is going into detox mode – you may feel dizzy, nauseous, headachy, and may cough up mucus… This isn’t any fun, but just keep powering through and you will be not only proud of yourself but healthier overall.
Lose Weight – Carrying extra weight is hard on all of your organs, your skeletal structure, and on your self-esteem. Being overweight can be uncomfortable physically as well as emotionally. A weight loss of just 10 lbs. may not seem like much but it can actually lower cholesterol levels by up to 10%. Weight loss helps decrease blood pressure, protecting your kidneys and heart.
Additional benefits of weight loss:
-Reduced allergies – excess weight can tax your adrenal glands and respiratory system.
-Improved sex drive – as your BMI goes down, testosterone levels rise in both men and women. This leads to a higher sex drive.
-More restful sleep – sleep apnea and snoring may magically vanish as you shed pounds.
Get In Shape losing weight and getting in shape are two different things. You can lose weight and still not be in good shape (though it does help). It can lead to a phenomenon known as “skinny fat”. You may be within the recommended weight range for your height and frame, but that doesn’t take into account body composition. Muscle weighs more than fat. It is more dense and solid. Muscle does a far better job of holding all of your bones and organs in place than fat does.
-When you work out it is important, especially as we age, to mix in some weight bearing exercises as well as cardio into your routine.
Stop Drinking or Cut Back on Alcohol – Alcohol, especially in excess, is a health killer. It can lead to a variety of problems including liver inflammation, stenosis, alcoholic hepatitis, and fatty liver. Additionally, drinking in excess can also lead to:
-Birth defects if consumed while pregnant
Cutting back or quitting all together allows your body to recuperate and begin operating at full function again, getting you back to health.
Enjoy life more – This is a great resolution. If it makes you happy – do more of it. Plain and simple. Along with that, in order to really be able to enjoy life, you need to feel good. Regular chiropractic visits can keep you in the best shape possible for your entire life.
Here at the offices of Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C. we would like to help you make these resolutions a reality. Let us guide you to obtaining your ideal weight and physical fitness level as well as give you some ideas to quit smoking naturally.
Chiropractor in Ft Myers, FL, and Naples, FL
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers and Naples, can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.