2017 is well underway! Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year? Many people did, and it was to have be healthy in the new year. As a professional who has your best health in mind, Dr. Dowell wants to pass along some advice to be healthier this new year.
Reconnect with long lost friends and family
Over time, we fall out of touch with people. It might be the first friend you had in kindergarten, the person who showed you how to get to your first class in high school, or your freshman year dorm mate. Studies show that those who build stronger relationships live longer than those who don’t. In the spirit of being healthier, try reaching out to someone who you need to catch up with.
Start a healthy diet
Almost everyone knows that the best way to be healthy is to eat foods that promote good health. If you are trying to lose weight, you probably know that you need to burn more calories per day than you take in. A unique dieting technique is to budget your calories like they are money. If you don’t eat many calories at lunch, you can transfer them to dinner. Just make sure you are at, or below, your target calorie intake number. If you fill your plate with veggies, you will be fuller and take in less calories.
Exercising releases endorphins that give you more energy and naturally make you feel better. In addition to this, if you want to lose weight, it is important to burn calories. One of the hardest things to do is to stick to your exercise routine. To combat this complication, find something you love to do and stick with it. There are all kinds of exercises you can try: biking, swimming, running, walking, weight lifting, playing a sport like basketball, and much more. What is important is finding something you love doing so you can stick with it!
Dr. Dowell hopes that the above advice can help you feel and be healthier this year. In addition to these, Dr. Dowell wants to remind you of the importance of your dental health. If you have been neglecting you oral health, you should start seeing the dentist again. If you are in the Carrolton, Minerva, or Dover, OH area, feel free to contact us today to schedule an appointment.