Along with regular chiropractic care for lower back pain and preventative care, there are many good habits that reward you with good health such as balanced eating, regular exercise and getting enough sleep. Some are more vital to good health each day and others can make those good days into good seasons of life.
Keep in mind that these may look different for everyone, so you may have to mold them to you particular needs and lifestyle.
Start your day off right. Eating breakfast every morning not only jump starts your metabolism but it enhances your alertness and ability to process information. Studies have shown that adults who eat breakfast each morning are leaner and have lower cholesterol. For children, eating a breakfast high in carbohydrates and protein has shown to improve their performance on tests and memory recall.
Find a hobby. A hobby is something you do for enjoyment. It may or may not be active or may include other people or be something you do alone, but a hobby will be something you enjoy that gives you pleasure. Studies have found that persons with hobbies have more drive to get things accomplished and if sick or recovering from an operation in general recover more quickly.
Protect your skin from the sun. While most of us know that the sun has harmful UV rays that damage our skin and speed up the appearance of aging, few of us consider that our skin has already begun to age as soon as we are born. With this in mind, slowing down that damaging process is vital. Some ways to do this are to wear sunscreen when you’re out in the sun with a minimum SPF of 15, wear a hat and/or clothing that can protect your skin from the sun during the day and find shade when at all possible.
Of course there are many other recommended guidelines for safe and healthy living, the above are just some that may not get enough consideration each day. It’s those little differences that turn into big changes down the road and a healthy habit is a good habit big or small.