HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
A new year and an entire new decade means a fresh start for many of us, what better time than now to set up and accomplish some healthcare goals!
New years resolutions are a great way to motivate yourself to achieve something, usually something you’ve been meaning to do or pushing back in the priorities list. However, these resolutions often last only a few weeks before they fall by the wayside again and we resume our old bad habits. It is essential when making any goal that we make them SMART - specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely.
Some common resolutions and goals we hear from our patients are exercising more, going for daily walks, eating more vegetables, drinking less alcohol, finding more time for mindfulness, focusing more on family and friends rather than work, and spending less financially.
This blog we will focus on three goals and how we are here to help you stick with your progress and achieve them for the long term, well past January.
Exercising more - As you likely know, our therapists are experts in the human body and exercise. When starting a new exercise routine, it is very important to go at it with gradual progressions. The most frustrating thing is when you’re putting in the effort and time at the gym and progressing, only to be sidelined by an injury. With a proper assessment and guidance to which exercises and exercise type is proper for you and your body, we can help you avoid injury.
Eating better - Our on-site naturopath, Dr. Sandy, has a keen ear to listen to what your current diet consists of and is able to guide you to what you could be missing or what should be cut out for your specific goals. With her diet journal and food sensitivity tests, it's a great way to see where you stand so you can make a realistic goal that will benefit your unique body.
Mindfulness and work-life balance - The role stress plays on our mind and body is huge, and more studies are coming out proving this. It is very important to take time away from the craziness of our busy lives to relax and unwind. Whether it be meditation, yoga, gentle walks, or squash, set time for yourself to clear your mind and destress.
The final point to all this is that if your goals are dealing with health and wellness, we are here to assist you in any way we can. We want you to be successful and start you off on the right foot. If you’re going to commit to a goal why not do it in the best way you can.
SOME OF OUR GOALS
Colby, Physiotherapist: Introduce more cardio (running or cycling) into his exercise routine, 3x/week.
Dr. Chris, Chiropractor: Find more time to spend with family and friends.
Josh Bromley, RMT: Stretch and practice deep breathing exercises daily.