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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Published by Dr. Alden Clendenin

It’s that time of the year again; everyone makes resolutions that they want to finally remodel their kitchen, lose weight, learn a new skill, and more. However, resolutions can be extremely hard to keep, especially when they are as broad as something like “lose weight”. Having specific health goals that target the unhealthy habits in your life will help you reach a broader goal of being healthier. Below are some ideas based on feasible resolutions!

Your Food Intake

Eating healthier is an extremely common resolution, particularly right after the holidays! However, simply saying, “eat healthier” is not always the most helpful for your diet. Spend time looking at what you are currently eating and how you can improve this. For example, if you tend to go out to eat for lunch, make your resolution to bring your lunch four of five days a week. Look up recipes for healthy lunches to make, some of which you can even prep for on Sundays!

If you are already bringing your lunch, are you taking a daily multivitamin? Many people, especially in colder climates, do not get the necessary vitamins they need, particularly Vitamin D. Taking a daily vitamin can be a part of your healthy New Year’s resolutions! Additionally, stay hydrated by drinking at least two liters of water each day; you’ll also flush out toxins this way!


Again, just like with eating healthier, if your resolution is to “exercise more”, you are less likely to actually do so. Start with small steps if you are not used to exercising. Exercising for a half an hour four days a week is already miles ahead of what you used to do, and you can always increase this amount as you get in the swing of things. You can even start with walking for twenty minutes every day. Something small every day, with slow increases in amount of time, how often, the actual regime, etc., will lead to a healthier you!

Anyone that is looking to get healthier this year needs to set specific goals and have a plan. Resolutions such as “eat three vegetable servings a day” and “do cardio at least twice a week” will be more successful than “eat more fruits and vegetables” and “work out more”.

Seeking chiropractic care is also a great New Year’s resolution, so call Sports Injury Centers to set up an appointment to discuss what we can do for you!


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