Make 2017 the year that you take control of your health.

We all want to be healthy, both physically and emotionally, and now that the new year is here, it’s the perfect time to start taking steps towards living a healthier lifestyle. Here is a list from our chiropractor in Lake Worth of the healthiest New Year’s resolutions you can make in 2017:

#1. Reduce your dependence on pain medication.

Controlling your chronic pain with painkillers, particularly opioids, can be incredibly dangerous. Almost 17,000 people die every year due to opioid overdoses. Even if you think that you aren’t at risk for overdosing, long-term opioid use has many side effects, including immunosuppression, hormonal dysfunction and addiction. In 2017, look for a more natural approach to pain relief, like acupuncture or chiropractic care.

#2. Find healthy ways to cope with stress.

Chronic stress has serious health consequences, and if you are serious about taking control of your physical and emotional health, then it’s essential to find effective and healthy ways to cope with the stress in your life. A few common stress relief options include massage therapy, yoga and even just spending time with friends.

#3. Focus on eating a healthy diet.

Your diet is the base of your overall health, and you can’t possibly live a healthy lifestyle if you don’t eat a healthy diet.  In 2017, focus on eating more fruits and vegetables, as well as high-quality proteins and grains.

#4. Make exercise a priority.

Exercising regularly is another essential part of a healthy lifestyle, and it can benefit you in so many ways. Regular exercise will help to reduce chronic pain, improve your sleep quality, enhance your mood, boost your energy and so much more! Don’t let your excuse be that you don’t have time; make exercise a priority.

There are many things you can do to live a healthier lifestyle in 2017, and Coastal Chiropractic can help. Contact us today to get started!