What’s Holding you back from your New Years’ Resolution?
February 2nd, 2018 103 post views
The start of the New Year is the perfect time (and most popular time) of year to start up a new hobby, improve your diet, become more active or just generally improve your overall health and wellbeing.
With 26 million British people starting a New Years’ Resolution (with lots in Eastbourne) a staggering 80% of these are said to fail by February. It is thought that most people struggle to keep their motivation towards the end of the four-week mark due to ‘something’ holding them back.
Whether it be time, money, or even aches and pains that are holding you back, there’s always a simple solution to get you back on track to achieve your healthy goals.
Eastbourne Chiropractor Gemma Crouch explores some of the reasons which may be holding you back from completing your active goals and gives some chiropractic tips on how to overcome these barriers.
“My neck Hurts!” “My Back Can’t Take Anymore!” “My Headaches are Worse!” “I’m Bored of the Same Gym Routine”
Do any of these statements sound familiar to you? Then you are not alone!
Some of the most common reasons why motivation starts to fade towards the four-week mark when starting up a new exercise regime or improving health and wellbeing include:
- general aches and pains associated with movement
- joint pains
- a lack of motivation
- fatigue and boredom
As a chiropractor, I see people of all ages and stages of life complaining of these types of problems. Chiropractic is a safe treatment for everyone, including pregnant mums-to-be and children of all ages. Here’s how chiropractic could help you to get back on track with your health goals.
Chiropractors are specialists in the detection and correction of mechanical musculoskeletal (muscles and joints) problems throughout the body and hold an emphasis on helping people achieve a healthier spine.
Chiropractic not only helps to alleviate general aches and stiffness but it also helps your body to function at its best and to help your body to repair itself. You may even notice that your energy levels start to improve.
How could Chiropractic help me?
With today’s modern lifestyle and pressures, it is quite common to experience some tension relating to stress. You may also feel the inability to relax.
When starting a new exercise regime or becoming a little bit more active, underlying joint and muscle dysfunction can become more pronounced and a ‘niggle’ can often become more of a constant problem.
Some of the most common problems chiropractors can help with include neck and back pain, prevention of migraine headaches, sciatica and other types of joint pain.
If it’s just health and wellbeing that you’re looking to improve, taking simple steps can really help such as:
- Drinking more water (at least 2-3 litres per day)
- Eating more portions of fruit and veg per day (at least 5)
- Walking or cycling to work or the train station (30 minutes each day)
- Taking vitamins or supplements (for more information click here)
- Getting enough sleep (8 hours per night)
- Doing the exercises your chiropractor gives you regularly 😊
What’s the Best Way to Get Active, from a Chiropractic point of View?
There are many different ways to get active and to keep on track with your goals. Some of the best exercises include brisk walking, swimming and gentle jogging. These exercises are good for your spine as they prevent your spine from becoming over-flexed.
Make the most of Eastbourne’s seafront by taking a walk along the beach or even the dog for a jog. You may prefer taking a trip to one of Eastbourne’s swimming pools and doing a few lengths in the pool.
The most important thing to remember is to listen to your body and seek help with any problems you may have.
Stay active this winter,