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A NEWYEAR, A NEWYOU! What are your resolutions?

While we are all great at setting lofty goals regarding our health and fitness at the start of a new year, many of us often fall short when it comes to developing processes to work towards those goals. Sometimes pain or movement limitations hinder our best intentions and wreak havoc with our motivation. When that happens,

What Are You Going To Do For You in 2019? Often when we think about getting healthier, we think about what we must take away or deprive ourselves of, or that we need to do something big and bold to make a difference. But studies have shown that over the long term, it’s hard to keep motivated with large changes. At VCSST, we are committed to helping you to feel, move, play, and live better. We want you to make positive changes in your life and not allow discomfort or dysfunction to rob you of this. In 2019, we challenge you to add one simple thing to your life each month. We’re calling it “12 steps to a healthier you!” It doesn’t have to be anything earth shattering, and nothing that will derail you by its complexity. Perhaps you’re are already doing some of these things - great! But if not, we urge you to give it a try. Small things performed regularly often add up to big long- term changes. As the year goes on, we hope to get feedback to see how people are doing as well as any suggestions.

Step 1 To A Healthier Me January 2019:

Fill a water bottle every morning. Keep it next to you on your desk. Carry it around with you as you walk around. You will be surprised at how often you will drink water if it is always available to you. Proper hydration is essential for nearly every bodily function including proper circulation, temperature regulation, and it helps with joint and brain health. Staying hydrated has been associated with improved mood, increasedweight loss, improvedperformance on cognitive tasks, reduced headaches, and it can help prevent certain conditions such as kidney stones, constipation, and urinary tract infections. The average healthy adult actually only needs 30-50 ounces of water per day (not the 8-12 glasses that has been popularized). Some exceptions to this rule are when exercising, especially during hotter months like the summer, and for elderly individuals.

you might find yourself thinking: “I feel like I need toget inshape toget inshape”. Aminor issue can sabotage your efforts and cause you to give up on your goals. Before you do this, allow one of our movement specialists to assess your issues and assist you in developing processes towards realistically attaining your goals.

Call today to get help to moving pain free in the new year!

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