Many of us make New Year’s resolutions and never stick to them. Whether it’s losing weight, using Facebook less, or any other New Year’s resolution, it’s hard to keep up after the first few weeks. It’s like you start with a lot of gusto, and then over the next few weeks you’re tuckered out, your will to continue dwindling. Just like when you purchased a FitBit, and then wore it and… Never used it again.
One of the New Year’s resolutions you should consider is trying to improve your health. Since you only get one body, you should resolve to form a year-long plan rather than a vague “resolution”. Improving your physical health leads to improving your mental health, which can overall improve your happiness and healthiness. Wouldn’t you love that?
Here are some goals you should consider setting forth for your New Year’s resolution for better health:
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We know that the holidays can be a difficult time of year. With lots of rushing around, making plans, shopping, and stress over money and visiting family, we know that it can be difficult to remember that stressing can affect your health in a detrimental way. That’s why we’ve got some great holiday tips and tricks to help you beat the stress this holiday season.
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With the changing of the seasons quickly approaching, you may be no stranger to cold weather aches and pains in your body. Can cold weather cause increased pain in muscles and joints? The answer is yes. How can you avoid these winter aches and pains so you can be your regular and active self?
During the colder winter months and colder fall nights, it’s important to keep in mind some regular health tips:
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Nice weather oftentimes has us outside. We want to get out and move, do some gardening, maybe get some exercise outside. However, when temperatures start to rise into the 80s and 90s with high humidity, it can be difficult to not only stay comfortable, but to stay safe outside.
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With all of the warm weather in New England currently, you might be dying to get outside and do a lot of moving around. With warm weather comes all of the things we enjoy doing outside, such as spring gardening, bike riding, path walking, and more adventurous things such as mountain trail hiking or climbing, camping, fishing, and more.
After sitting stagnant inside all winter (or not so stagnant if you participate in winter sports or did a lot of shoveling as some of us have), it may be difficult for you to just get up and go outside to enjoy the high-energy things you normally do during warm weather. Even just a few hours of strenuous raking can cause pulled muscles or pain in your muscles that can radiate for days or even weeks.
That’s why we stress the importance of stretching your muscles before you do any sort of physical activity. This is especially useful if you haven’t done that activity in a long while. What stretching does is loosens up your muscles and prepares you for the activity ahead. Stretching only takes a few minutes to perform, and it’ll save you days of aches and pains.
We’ve compiled a list of some great stretches to perform before you start in on some of your spring activities.
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