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What are some healthy, attainable changes that I can make in the New Year?

Posted December 17, 2014 in Advice Column, Ankeny


In two short weeks, the year 2014 will come to a close.  As people ring in the New Year, they are optimistic for 2015 and the resolution(s) that they have made.  For most people, these resolutions are health-related, including everything from starting a new workout regimen to losing weight.  Here are some easy, healthy goals to work towards that may have a big impact health-wise. 

  1.  Drink more water and less soda.  Aim for 3 liters (100 ounces) of water each day. 
  2. Get adjusted.  Begin or continue with chiropractic care.  Your nervous system controls everything in your body, and getting adjusted allows your body to function at 100%.  It boosts your immune system.  It allows you to move better and easier.  It coordinates all internal functions and allows your body to adapt to its environment with ease.    
  3. Move your body.  Incorporate 30 minutes of exercise into your daily routine.  This can include everything from walking to strength training to an exercise class. 
  4. Include fresh, organic vegetables to your diet, and eat the vegetables first at every meal.  Rather than completely changing your diet and falling off the wagon a month later, just make small changes like adding more vegetables.  Plus, when you eat fibrous vegetables first, you will become fuller and less likely to snack or eat processed foods after.

    Information provided by Nicole Olson, DC, CACCP, Olson Chiropractic Health Center, 1510 S.W. Oralabor Road, Suite B, Ankeny, 289-1015.

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