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A new year is upon us, which means it’s time for new year’s resolutions. For many people, their resolutions primarily consist of achieving a healthier lifestyle by exercising and getting into shape. If that sounds like you, then this is the perfect time to reevaluate your goals and incorporate some new strategies into your daily life.

Chiropractic care is a holistic wellness practice, and maintaining overall physical health is our bread and butter. There are so many ways to take better care of your body all year round. Wirth Chiropractic is here with a few tips and tricks to help you achieve your goals this year. Read on to learn more!

Get Some Exercise

Exercise is an important part of overall health and wellness. Not only will it improve mobility and spinal alignment, but it will aid in weight management as well. Those extra pounds can take a toll on the musculoskeletal system, so make an effort to keep yourself in shape. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends 150–300 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. Whenever possible, consider exercising outdoors. Even a brisk walk in the fresh air and sunlight will do wonders for the body.

Eat & Drink Well

You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But there’s a lot of truth to that statement. Food supplies the necessary vitamins and minerals that we use to keep our bodies functioning. The NHS Eatwell Guide is extremely useful in achieving a balanced diet, complete with all the food groups and their percentages. But perhaps even more important than food is water. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), up to 60% of the adult human body is made up of water. Humans need approximately 2–3 quarts of water per day for maximum health.

Watch Your Posture

Your posture is a direct reflection of your spinal health. When sitting or standing, be sure to avoid hunching your shoulders and thrusting your head forward. Instead, keep your head and shoulders back. Moreover, do a periodic check to ensure that you’re not holding any stress in your body. Some of the most common places include the face, neck, shoulders, back, and stomach. Identify that tension and release it every so often.

Visit a Chiropractor

A chiropractor will help keep your spine in alignment as you strive for a more healthy and active lifestyle. Maintenance is a big part of chiropractic care, so be sure to keep regular appointments, as advised. Here at Wirth Chiropractic, we help our patients improve their quality of life. Let us partner with you in achieving your resolutions this year. Schedule your free consultation with us today!