New Year Same You but with some Improvements
Entering the new year, one cannot help but think of aspects in your life.
Looking back on how your last year went and how you may want to go on into the next year or to make changes.
We all have different value systems in place; they may be family (ie to find a partner or to have a child) they may be work (finding a new job or studying something to move you further in your career).
Our job as Health care practitioners is to shine the spotlight of focus into valuing health. When it comes to musculoskeletal issues that have been bothering you sometimes you need someone else to fix that problem for you, however the majority of your health comes down to how you look after yourself and no one else.
A simple way to take ownership of your own health is to break it down to basic components you can control.
3 obvious and easy ways to make simple small long-lasting changes is to look at;
- Sleep: Appropriate sleep is necessary for your body to rest and recharge, sleep is as important to our health as eating, drinking and breathing. It allows our bodies to repair themselves and our brains to consolidate our memories and process information. Poor sleep is linked to physical problems such as a weakened immune system and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Sleep Matters provides sound, evidence-based advice on how to improve the quality of your sleep. This includes simple ways to improve your 'sleep hygiene', such as adjusting the light, noise and temperature in the bedroom and changing your eating, drinking and exercise routines
Nutrition: The nutrients in the foods you eat support the activities of day-to-day living, protect your cells from environmental damage and repair any cellular damage that might occur. Protein rebuilds injured tissue and promotes a healthy immune system. Both carbohydrates and fats fuel your body, while vitamins and minerals function throughout your body in support of your body’s processes. Vitamins A, C and E, for example, act as antioxidants to protect your cells against toxins, and B vitamins help you extract energy from the foods you eat. Calcium and phosphorus keep your bones strong, while sodium and potassium help to transmit nerve signals. Without a healthy diet, you might compromise any of these essential function
Movement: Sitting at work is a modern invention. Up to about 200 years ago sitting was a “matter of one’s standing”. Sedentary activities were primarily reserved only for persons of high standing like pharaohs, emperors and kings. The human being moved in the course of work, stood still or squatted. Only about 50 years ago did hours of sitting become part of daily life at work. A development that has taken our backs off guard. From the evolution point of view, we are simply not adapted to this.
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