Everyone has made their fair share of unhealthy decisions this year, but it’s time to stop dwelling on what went wrong, and focus on gearing up for positive changes in 2014. New Year’s resolutions like, “Lose five pounds!” are not an ideal way to implement lasting healthy habits in your life. As Oahu’s dedicated team of wellness, orthopedic, and health professionals, IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health wants to help you move forward to a healthy 2014 with a few easy tips to get you on your way. The most important thing is to set manageable, specific goals for the foreseeable future.
When you’re dreaming up healthy treats, long runs, and a positive outlook for the New Year, keep the following tips in mind:
- Start small. The two foundations of a healthy life are drinking enough water and getting enough sleep. Accomplishing these seemingly difficult but startlingly rare habits will open the door to your more ambitious goals.
- Reassess the setbacks you faced in 2013, and do your best to let them go. This may take a bit of work, but if something has been holding you back, figure out why and how you can overcome it. The power of the New Year might be enough to leave it behind.
- If you’re the kind of person that will be doing a big clean out in early 2014, don’t neglect your pantry! Take a moment to asses what’s there and what you can do without (perhaps forever). Let the food you bring into your home be a reflection of how you hope to feel.
- Make cooking your newest hobby! People that cook for themselves not only save money, they eat healthier. Learn a few easy recipes and start bringing your lunch to work.
IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health can be your guide into a healthy 2014. Wellness Coaching offers personalized nutrition guidelines, individualized exercise plans, and a comprehensive approach to greater overall health. Getting healthy requires more than just willpower; you need to equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise to make significant lifestyle changes. Call (808) 521-IMUA to find out more about health and fitness programming in 2014.