Maintaining your Health and Wellbeing

Christmas is over and if you are like me, you are looking forward to 2021 and what it will bring. I am really looking forward to a new year. Many individuals make New Year’s resolutions that include losing weight and exercising. In the past the gyms were full in January with individuals dedicated to improving their health and wellbeing. Typically the dedication is gone the first week in March, and people lose interest. The gyms are open in Texas, but the uncertainty of the pandemic will determine if individuals will be going back to the gym in mass in January. I have not been going the gym, but walking outside and enjoying nature.

Never the less, you can do a few things to ensure you are meeting your health goals in the New Year. Remember physical transformation always starts with food, be sure you are eating more fruits and vegetables, less processed foods and limit your alchol intake.

Some type of physical activity and or exercise are also essential elements to maintain your health, lose weight and increase stamina. It is imperative you chose the type of exercise you enjoy. This will promote more participation, and commitment.

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Adequate sleep is also an important component, and is necessary so the body can repair itself. To ensure you are getting enough sleep, reduce your caffeine and alcohol intake and the use of technology prior to going to sleep. Put yourself on a schedule and go to bed the same time every night to promote adequate sleep.

Lastly, a positive outlook will assist you to endure any challenges that may arise with your diet, exercise routine or sleep patterns. I encourage you to laugh everyday, find something to laugh about. The very act of laugher is good for your outlook and your soul. Children laugh all the time, but adults are too serious and get entangled in the trappings of life. We forget what is truly important. Move toward 2021 with a grateful heart and optimism to maintain your health and wellbeing so you can be the best you!

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Just keeping you informed!

Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, MSN RN

I am an registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management, quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information. Stay Well!

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