Here we are, 118 days into the New Year. How are you doing so far with your resolutions? Do you bother even making New Year’s resolutions anymore?
Resolutions by the Numbers
The numbers are in, and they could look better.
- Approximately 38% of adults still make resolutions.
- The top three resolutions are health-related. 48% of people want to exercise more. Eating more healthily and losing weight are close behind.
- Of those who want to move their bodies, 23% quit their goals in the first week! Only 9% stick with it.
- Surprisingly, 43% of adults are expected to quit completely by the end of February.
Why Don’t Resolutions Work?
People may be setting unrealistic goals for themselves. They lose motivation, are too busy, or their priorities change.
Creating new habits is hard! Author/researcher James Clear has some great advice in his book Atomic Habits. He recommends pairing your new desired habit with a current habit. For example, After/Before (current habit), I will (new habit):
“After I take off my work shoes, I will immediately change into my workout clothes.”
“Before I start brushing my teeth, I will balance on one foot.”
Steps to Success
- Start small. Our most outstanding achievements are going from zero to start!
- Be clear. Why do you want the change? What is your real motivation?
- Set realistic timelines for yourself.
- One small step at a time is the only way to tackle your goal.
- Find a way to side step problems or obstacles.
Here are some of the challenges patients talk to us about along with some suggestions.
Problem: Stiff or painful joints when you start moving
Possible Solution: Chiropractic
Problem: Not getting restful sleep
Possible Solution: Reflexology
Problem: Sore muscles
Possible Solution: Massage Therapy
Problem: Feeling disconnected
Possible Solution: Acupuncture
Problem: Needing to stay close to the washroom during exercise
Possible Solution: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
At Corbett Family Chiropractic, we use an interdisciplinary approach to wellness. Our team of practitioners is here to help you feel better and do better every day! Book an appointment today! Not sure which natural health care service is right for you? Use the form on our Contact page. We’ll help you find the best treatment option for your needs, whether it’s pain relief, stress relief and relaxation, or rehabilitation from an accident, injury, or surgery. Your natural health care experience should be positive and affordable! We’re proud of the professional and knowledgeable practitioners at Corbett Family Chiropractic.
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