New year, new you! The new year is a perfect time to get a fresh start on investing in your health. Change can be hard, but learning to incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine can help you be successful long-term. Follow these steps from our Integrative Medicine team to make lifestyle changes you can maintain:
Use positive coping mechanisms such as meditation, deep breathing, yoga or exercise. Integrative Medicine therapies such Reiki, acupuncture or reflexology can also be beneficial in reducing stress.
Find an activity that makes you happy and gets you moving. Move your way – walking, dancing, swimming, biking or yoga. There is no wrong choice.
Eat healthy foods you enjoy and focus on what you can add to your diet rather than take away.
Set Realistic Goals
Think of lifestyle changes as a marathon, not a sprint. Set small, realistic goals and focus on one behavior at a time.
Reframe Your Mind Set
Ditch the diet mentality and focus on healthy behaviors rather than relying on the number on the scale.
If you are struggling with making long term changes and don’t know where to start, the Be Well for Life program might be for you. This medically based, customized seven-week lifestyle management program can help you:
- Decrease stress
- Manage blood pressure, blood sugars and cholesterol
- Reduce pain
- Lose weight
- Eat intuitively
Empower yourself to take action and become the healthiest version of you. To learn more, call 440-701-7536.