“New Year—New You” is something that we all hear being thrown around this time of year. It sounds great in theory, but most of us don’t know where to start.
The first step to a new you is eating healthier, notice I did not say diet. Eating healthier includes a balanced diet of lean proteins, veggies, fruits and lots of water. You can get all the nutrients you need to live a healthy life from what the earth gives us. You will want to look for foods high in nutrients and antioxidants that will give you the feeling of being full and give you the energy to get you through the day.
These foods include a lot of things that you should not feel guilty about eating.
- Black Beans
- Dark Chocolate
- Lean Proteins, including chicken and turkey
- Brown Rice
Now that sounds like the start of a pretty good shopping list to get you started toward your goal of a new you. Don’t think of it as dieting, think of it as “I’m eating nutritious to achieve my goal of a new year-new me!”
The second step to the new you, is getting active. This includes exercise as easy as walking, grabbing some soup cans and do some bicep curls or try doing sit to stand from your favorite chair. Remember to start slow and go at a pace that you can personally handle. I always say to patients, any exercise is better than no exercise. A low activity lifestyle can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease and a lot of other health deficiencies.
Paramount Rehabilitation Services is here to get you to your goal of new year-new you when you don’t think you can. We offer a wide variety of exercises for all conditions and ability levels. There is a lot that you can do to feel healthier. Start with the simple suggestions above and make it easy for yourself to accomplish them. If you have aches and pains or just want to feel healthier, give us a call today at any of our three locations in Bay City, Saginaw or Standish and learn more about how the therapists at Paramount Rehabilitation Services can help you live a pain free, healthy life.
Starting February 8th we will be hosting Paramount Rehabilitation Services Boot Camp to get you started on your new year-new you goal. We will be hosting weekly boot camp exercise classes led by Scott Garzell, LPTA. Enjoy your first class at Paramount for free, our treat to you. Scott has the ability to tailor the exercises in the boot camp classes for a wide range of fitness levels and can also modify the exercises for individuals in a wheelchair. Whether you are looking to lose weight, increase your stamina, increase your fitness level, or have a fun time at Paramount we look forward to working with you!
After your first free class, classes will be $3 per session or a punch card for 5 sessions for $12