New year, new resolutions. Instead of trying a fad diet, we’re hearing from patients who want real change in 2021. They want to take actions that will help them feel well-rested, more energetic and happier. If you’re looking for ways to feel better in 2021, we’ve compiled a list of six key things you’ll want to consider.
Remember—you don’t have to do all these things at once. Making changes to improve your health and feel better is a process. If you try to do too much, you’ll likely burn out. You have a whole year to take small steps toward better health.
1. Get a Physical to Check Your Health Status
How long has it been since you went to the doctor? If you’re like most people, it’s probably been too long. But prioritizing preventative health care is a great way to improve your overall health.
Making an appointment for a physical exam can be scary. It requires you to be willing to hear that your health isn’t perfect. But getting a clear picture of the state of your health is the best way to take action. At Balance Hormone, we can take a look at your health in a supportive and encouraging environment. You’ll know that you’re surrounded by experts who are rooting for you.
2. Get Help With Weight Loss and a Better Diet
Many people who start diets as a new year’s resolution fail to achieve long-term weight loss. This could be due to a lack of support when making healthy changes. For example, without proper guidance, you may try to adopt a diet that’s too restrictive for your lifestyle. You may struggle with sticking to the diet or, when the diet is over, gain the weight back.
If you’re thinking about losing weight in 2021, one of the best things you can do is seek out support. We can coach you through weight loss so you’re educated, supported and ready to succeed.
3. Get Enough Sleep
Like most people, you probably know that getting enough sleep will make a huge difference in your overall health. So, why is it so hard?
When it comes to getting enough good-quality sleep, many of us are guilty of poor sleep hygiene. We look at our phones, TVs and laptops right before bed—and sometimes while in bed. We also consume things like caffeine and alcohol, which negatively affect our sleep cycles.
Resolve to get enough sleep in 2021, and then take small steps to get there. Use the downtime settings on your smartphone, limit caffeine and alcohol, and pick up a book or listen to a podcast instead of staring at the blue light of a screen just before bed.
If you’re still having trouble sleeping, talk with your doctor about your hormone levels. Hormone imbalances can be one of the key causes of insomnia.
4. Check Your Hormones—and Balance Them, If Necessary
Hormone imbalances have a huge impact on the way you feel. If your hormones are out of whack, you could experience weight gain, low libido and decreased energy. Have your doctor check your hormone levels and recommend a treatment plan.
5. Exercise More
Exercising more can help you feel better in 2021, but the best way to increase the amount of exercise in your life is to take small steps. Download an exercise app, vow to take more walks or sign up for a class that sounds intriguing. Your new routine doesn’t have to be extreme to make a difference. For example, the HYPOXI-Method gets results in 8-12 weeks of gentle exercise.
6. Stop Pain That Keeps You From Living Your Best Life
If joint pain is holding you back from exercising the way you’d like, take action to stop the pain. Consider non-surgical options for treating joint pain. Many people think that surgery is necessary when a joint is involved, but that’s not true. You can do many things to reduce pain without surgery. Talk with a doctor to learn more about the options that are right for you.
Want to Learn More?
If you’re interested in feeling better in 2021, take the first step by talking with us. At Balance Hormone Center, we can discuss your options and help you start living a healthier life this year. Call us at 480-718-9960 or schedule an appointment today.