Welcome to 2017! The team at Chirolife hope 2017 will be your healthiest year yet. In writing this blog post, we tried hard to avoid the typical ‘New Year’s Resolution’ type clichés. Instead, we offer you a different approach to take into 2017: that of ‘healthy-ish’.
Healthy-ish: will it be your answer to good health this year?
According to a New Year’s Resolution survey on Statisticbrain1, only 9% of respondents felt they were successful in achieving their resolution, with 48% having infrequent success and 42% never succeeding on their resolution. Why, does it seem, are New Year’s Resolutions doomed to failure?
Perhaps your goals have been set too high, are too vague or simply unachievable? Suggestions include lack of personal control, excessive stress, and negative emotions contributing to resolutions slipping. There really isn’t one sweet answer to solve your health challenges.
Let’s take diet and weight management as a common resolution example
Despite a variety of different diet approaches, there doesn’t seem to be a ‘one size fits all’ answer. From the sugar-quitting advocates to the passionate paleos, the gluten-free gurus to the vege-juice veterans, what approach is right for you?
Thankfully, there is no one way to good health and people are starting to come around to this. Rather than investing your hopes and dreams into one single ‘magic promise’, perhaps try a simpler approach.
Try a ‘healthy-ish’ approach to diet and weight loss. We can still enjoy eating the things we like, however armed with moderation and a general guiding principle of: is it healthy?
According to the WHO2, health is about a state of complete physical, mental and social well being: a balancing act in which all aspects of your life need to be taken into account and thought about.
In formulating your unique approach to your health in 2017, try this short quiz. Do you struggle to stick to a diet? Behavioural scientists at CSIRO3 believe the secret to successful weight loss is understanding your diet type (it’s a free quiz, and Chirolife is not endorsing any particular diet type).
The CSIRO have come up with five diet types. Can you related to any of these?
The Thinker: over thinking leads to stress and mood swings which can upset your eating habits
The Craver: A tendency to experience food cravings can lead to overeating in certain situations.
The Foodie: you are passionate about food. Food is always on your mind, whether it’s making, eating or experiencing it.
The Socialiser: You are flexible with what you eat, how much you eat and when you eat. Your eating is in part defined by your social activities.
The Freewheeler: You are spontaneous and tend to live in the here-and-now.
We have your back in 2017 and beyond.
Regardless of how you approach your diet, having a holistic outlook on your health should involve balanced diet, exercise, adequate rest, good posture and a healthy spine and nervous system.
The team at Chirolife know only too well the problems that arise when your spine and nervous system are not taken care of. Issues such as back pain, headaches, muscle tension from poor postures and reduced performance may arise when your spine is out of alignment.
Regular chiropractic adjustments work to keep you in optimal health, out of pain and performing at your best.
Chiropractors are the spinal health professionals, and use a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.
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Start 2017 right and contact Chirolife Rosanna on 03 9458 3255 now to schedule your next adjustment. We look forward to seeing you and helping you create your healthiest year ever!