With New Year’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how different your life could be if you changed some of the things that you currently do. You don’t need to wait until January 1st to take action, however. You can start planning your transformation today. That way, when 2019 rolls around, you’ll already have created some healthy habits to get the new year started out on the right foot.

Here are five new year health practices to start today:

  1. Learn to listen to your body and what it is trying to tell you. Getting in tune with what ails you helps you gain a better understanding about the things that are imbalanced in your body. That way, you’re able to seek the specialized care that you need to get better. Writing down the symptoms that you’re experiencing can help your team of medical professionals quickly diagnose and treat illnesses and medical conditions before they worsen.
  2. Eat a healthy diet that is balanced and packed with nutrients. The foods that you eat actually create the body that you live in. They impact the cells that make up your body. Make sure to eat a diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and sources of lean protein. Work with a dietician or your OBGYN to create healthier eating habits.
  3. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Water flushes impurities out of your body. It helps keep you hydrated and your head clear. H2O also helps with weight loss because it makes you feel full even when you’ve not eaten much.
  4. Move your body in a way that feels good and natural to you. Choose exercises that energize you. Make it a point to move your body daily. That way, you won’t be stuck in a sedentary lifestyle and be at risk for weight gain and disease.
  5. Find productive and positive ways to deal with stress. It’s very important for you to deal with ‘the silent killer’ in ways that enhance your mental and physical health. Meditate, practice deep breathing, do yoga or walk in nature when things get too hard to handle. A clear head helps you come up with a plan to tackle stress in a way that feels manageable to you.

These suggestions will help you maintain the energy needed to pursue your goals and dreams in 2019. By taking good care of your mental and physical health, you’re able to avoid accidents and illnesses that threaten your health and cloud your judgment. Feel free to add your own health practices to this list as a way of proactively seeking a happier lifestyle for yourself.

Make OBGYN Visits Part of Your Healthcare Plan for 2019

Today is as good of a day to turn over a new leaf as any. Make health an emphasis in your life for 2019. You’ll be glad that you partnered up with OBGYN High Desert and Dr. Ahmadinia. Good health is among the best gifts you can give yourself this holiday season.