The year 2023 has the makings to be a wonderful year full of happiness and fun. However, if you’re going to make the most of it, you must dedicate some time to set yourself up for positive wellness and overall health. We all want to feel better in our daily lives, and making key changes can ensure that you’re living your best life come 2024. Here are some impactful ways to take control of your health in 2023 so that you can go into every day excited about what’s in store.
See Your Doctor for a Checkup
Before you can make crucial changes to your personal healthcare practices, you must know all that you can about your current state. We all have our health histories and symptoms to manage, and understanding how they impact one another can give you great insight into things that can help.
Start by seeing your physician for a general checkup. If you live with additional discomfort, there are several reasons to see a pain management specialist as well. They’ll provide more targeted information and treatment advice to get you where you want to be.
Get More Quality Sleep
Getting-higher quality sleep is also a great way to take control of your health in 2023. For one, sleep is how our bodies recover from the stress and activity of the previous day. As such, it keeps us strong and able in the days to come. Better sleep will also help combat some of your reoccurring mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and memory loss. All these conditions are more common in those who get poor sleep, and they can drastically impact the quality of your daily life. Because of this, ensure you develop a solid sleep schedule that refreshes you each morning.
Lock-In an Exercise Routine
Another beneficial health habit to form this year is to create and stick to an exercise routine. While many people believe that this needs to include frequent sessions of intense activity, this isn’t always the case. A healthy routine can be as simple as walking daily and weight once or twice a week. Lifting weights is essential to build lean muscle and keeping bones strong. Keep yourself moving and get the blood flowing regularly, which is good for your heart and mind. Exercise is a great stress reliever! Talk with your doctor to determine an exercise regimen that suits your needs.
Manage Your Stress Levels
Take the time to manage your stress this year as well. Stress contributes to many devastating health ailments, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and can impact your daily feelings. So when it comes to supporting your long-term health, finding ways to separate yourself from the stress and relax is critical. This could be spending time with loved ones or indulging in some self-care. Either way, you’re caring for your mind and protecting your body.
A few small changes in your healthcare routine can permanently affect your overall health. So take some time to cultivate these habits in the coming year. They’ll be sure to follow you throughout the rest of your life. Please schedule an Illumination Session with Living Healthy List to shine the light on what is possible for your health and wellness journey.
Dianne Pajo is a Certified Personal Trainer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her outdoors and performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.