It’s finally a new year, and residents of western North Carolina could not be more excited. After a challenging year in our area, people are ready to put 2020 behind them and move forward. This is the season where people make resolutions to change for the better. It is a good time to evaluate yourself and set goals to help achieve health and wellness. In this article, we are providing tips for Asheville residents and western North Carolinians on how to set smart new year’s resolutions for health, wellness, and dealing with chronic pain and discomfort.
New Year’s resolutions are a popular tradition that involve people setting new goals, continuing good practices, and changing undesirable traits or behaviors. The purpose is to motivate people to accomplish their personal goals and improve their life. The most common New Year's resolution is the promise to be healthy by going to the gym and eating well-balanced meals. However, these healthy aspirations involve a lot of effort and consistency.
If you plan on going to the gym, you may start out strong but face out by the third week of January. If you plan on making healthier meals, you probably will have more cheating days and eat take-out by the next week. These problems are difficult. Here 6 tips that will make your New Year’s resolution easier.
As temperatures drop during the winter months, you may be experiencing joint pains that keep you from moving around and typically stay indoors when it’s cold and rainy outside. Lounging around indoors is a perfect excuse for ditching your outdoor exercises, but your inactive joints will suffer. When you notice pain and discomfort in areas of legs, knees, arms, shoulders, and other joints that have less blood flow, it is hypothesized that those areas get inflamed due to a change in atmospheric pressure, causing poor circulation and increased nerve sensitivity.
If you are an active person and want to maintain a healthy body, you will likely be putting your body through stress and fatigue. When staying physically active, you can suffer from aches, pains, and soreness. For athletes who cannot take several days to rest, these pains can develop from a minor ache to serious sports injuries.
Accidents are bound to happen when putting your body through these tough activities that can result in painful injuries. Being an athlete, you must take proper care to ensure your body to fully recover and handle high performances. However, seeing a chiropractor can help you with sports injuries and also prevent them from happening.
Asheville, North Carolina is an incredibly active city. At about 2,000 feet of elevation, we are the highest city of our size east of the Mississippi River. We are fortunate to be surrounded on every side by some of the tallest mountains in the Appalachians. Millions of residents and tourists enjoy exploring the thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails throughout the region. Many float down or fish in the pristine rivers and creeks crisscross Buncombe County while others try their luck with whitewater rafting. Thrill-seekers have plenty of cliffs for rock climbing. There is so much to do in our area, you do not want to be hindered by lingering back and neck pain.
Asheville has experienced an employment boom in recent decades. Many of those jobs involve staring at a computer screen almost every workday. The slightest bit of bad posture can be compounded across months and years, ultimately becoming a painful condition.