Start Off With A Healthy New Year

man and woman jogging outside for new years resolution

Being more healthy and active is a common New Year’s resolution for most. I’m sure you have even made it yours once or twice. But how long does this resolution actually last? Are you taking the proper steps to make sure your resolution doesn’t fall short?

A quick and easy visit to your primary care doctor should be on the top of your “To Do” list, so you know where you stand when it comes to your health. During your visit, you’ll be able to find out what you are doing right, and what you can improve on, so you are able to start off 2020 in good spirits. We would like to share with you some tips on how to keep on the path to improved health this upcoming new year.

Eating Healthy

This may seem like the most obvious option, but it’s pretty hard for most people to stick to eating healthy meals each day. When attempting to slim down, 80% of your results are going to come from what you make in the kitchen. When creating a healthier eating structure, your body will begin to transform. It will be able to process food more efficiently, as well as increase your energy levels.

Exercising Regularly

Getting in the habit of exercising regularly whether its as little as 30 minutes a day or 3 hours is extremely beneficial to becoming a more healthy human being. If you are just starting out, you can go on a 30 minute to an hour walk every day in order to get your heart rate up and improve blood flow throughout your body. If you are skeptical about working out because you’re not sure where to start, find a trainer at your nearest gym! 

Getting a good Nights Sleep

It’s essential to get a quality nights rest on a regular basis. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep per night is just as important as your diet and exercise regime. Getting a consistent good nights is known to reduce stress, maintain a healthy weight, builds a stronger immune system, and is also a mood booster! It is important to get into the habit of a structured sleeping cycle because it will benefit you throughout your day to day life. You will have more of a clear mind in order to perform tasks in an efficient manner.

Having a Positive Attitude  

What if you were told that you would be able to change your life based off of how you perceive daily experiences? The power of positive thinking has been proven to create happiness in people’s day to day life. Having a positive attitude or outlook on your life, forcing you to adopt an optimistic mindset. Once this is done, you will naturally look at the world in ways that you could have never imagined. You will be more motivated, driven, and substantially happier overall. By focusing on positive thoughts, you will find that your days will begin to improve which will let you become more productive and have more energy than in the past.

Scheduling an Annual Physical 

One of the most important aspects of starting off the new year strong in your quest to become healthier is to visit your primary care physician in order to get a physical. It’s extremely important to regularly receive physicals in order to be sure that everything is functioning properly.

Physicals are a good thing to do annually and could be done at the beginning of each year in order to insure your improving health. When at your next physical, some questions you may ask are as follows:

  • How does my weight compared to the average goal of a healthy weight for my age/gender?
  • Are my current habits affecting my health in a negative way?
  • Is my diet creating bad habits for other aspects of my life such as exercise and sleep?

Visit DOCS Urgent Care in the New Year

Did you know that DOCS Urgent Care has primary care physicians? When you’re ready to schedule your annual physical in the new year, you can come to one of our Urgent Cares in Connecticut to be seen. We can discuss your physical health and any concerns you may have.