Every year, when January 1st rolls around, people vow to be healthier in the new year ahead. For some this may mean exercising more or taking the stairs, and for others it may mean watching what they eat. However, many people who have good intentions to be healthier end up falling back into their old habits by February or March - don't let that happen to you! Luckily, we can help keep you on track.
Here are 5 ways to take care of yourself and live a healthier life this year:
Take Care of Your Skin
The sun can cause harm to your skin, even when you least expect it. The sun's powerful rays can cause sunburns, sun blisters, sun spots, and wrinkles. Sun exposure can make your skin look aged far beyond your years. Make sure to wear SPF every day. We suggest EltaMD sun care products.
Get Some Exercise
Keeping up a regular exercise plan is one of the key factors in staying healthy as you age. As your metabolism slows down it is harder for your body to digest the food you eat. Exercise can help keep your metabolism on track and in turn help you maintain a healthy weight. Exercising can also keep your heart healthy, and improve circulation. Adding regular cardio workouts into your routine will help keep your blood pressure and cholesterol in check. Even a brisk 20 minute walk each day can make a difference.
Eat a Well Rounded Diet
Eating a healthy diet is one of the best ways to stay fit and to keep your body working properly. Eating a well-rounded diet high in protein, vegetables, and healthy fats while avoiding processed foods and sugar, can help boost your metabolism and regulate your immune system. Eating a healthy and well-rounded diet can also help with weight loss.
Check Your Hormones
Hormone imbalance is something many people suffer from without ever knowing the cause, or what's wrong with them. Symptoms can range from unnoticeable to severe health issues. Some of the most common symptoms include weight gain, changes in sleep patterns, low sex drive, anxiety, depression, mood swings, fatigue, loss of muscle mass and low energy. If you experience any or all of these symptoms, get your hormones checked. It could change your life.
Take Your Supplements
You may not be getting all the nutrients you need through food alone, which is why you should take supplements. Supplementation is much more than just taking a daily multivitamin, although that is important. Having blood tests done can determine your nutrient and vitamin levels which can tell you what you need more of and what needs to be balanced out. This is the first step to better health. Having nutrient and vitamin deficiencies can cause all kinds of health issues that can lead to serious problems including cancer and autoimmune diseases.
At Physicians Age Management Centers, we can help you get on the right path toward a healthier life. Call today for a free consultation at 844.440.8444.