Five Easy Ways to Stay Healthy in 2020
2020 is a new year and a new decade. If you want to start off the next period of your life with a bang, then now is a great time to kickstart your health for the future.
Here are some general tips and tricks that can form part of the campaign for a healthy routine, as well as complement your chiropractic treatment.
Check Food Packaging
Although it may have been hard to determine how healthy food was when it wasn’t wrapped in plastic, now most food products will have their ingredients and nutritional information listed on the back of the packet. Although the USA does not use traffic light labeling like some countries in Europe, it is still possible to cut down on your sugar and salt intake, as well as the amount of processed food that you eat, by checking labels on food.
Look After Your Mental Health
In 2020, there will be a much larger focus on your mental health and how this can affect your physical health. For instance, your mental health can cause tension in the nervous system that can cause lower back pain and headaches that chiropractors aim to treat. Then, you should look after your mental (and physical) health by establishing self-care routines, getting enough exercise, eating a balanced diet, and enjoying nature.
If you are experiencing mental health issues, you should seek the aid of a doctor who can recommend the right type of therapy or medication for you.
Get Away from the Desk
A vast majority of American workers spend their day at a desk. This is known to have a number of negative side effects, such as poor posture, headaches, migraines, and lower back pain. These conditions are often treated at chiropractic clinics like our walk-in chiropractor office in Miami Beach. Since we are a walk-in chiropractor, you can often just walk in without an appointment and be seen.
Then, it is important that you make an effort to stay physically active during the working week to combat the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. You can do this by ensuring that you move around the office to communicate with others, perform desk exercises, and exercise during breaks. You can also speak to your boss about ergonomics in the workplace, such as standing desks.
Eat Less Meat
Becoming a vegetarian may seem popular, but the statistics show that only 5% of Americans are vegetarians. This number is set to grow though, and not only to save the environment and animals but for people’s health. Eating less meat can help to lower your blood pressure and lose weight, which can prevent you from eating processed foods, such as ham, and can reduce your risk of major health conditions, such as cancer and diabetes.
The distraction of screens and technology is disrupting many people’s sleep cycles due to the blue light that they give off, with one in four Americans developing insomnia each year.
Then, you should make an effort to sleep more in 2020 by reducing your screen time an hour before bed, removing tech from your bedroom, setting a regular bedtime, and using a sleep tracker.