Healthy New Year's Resolutions to Make in 2022
A New Year and a New You
Most responsible car owners service their motors once a year to make sure the engine is running smoothly, with no disasters looming on the horizon, and yet when it comes to our bodies, we all too often fail to give these fantastic and complex machines the care they need.
So, if you are making New Year resolutions, why not do your body a favour this 2022 and show it a little TLC.
There are so many simple commitments or lifestyle changes you can make that will have an immediate and positive impact on your health and general wellbeing, so why not try them?
To get you started, we have pulled together a few ideas that can bring you the most benefit.
Get Checked Out
If you have not had a medical health assessment at some point in the past five years, it’s worth scheduling one. As they say, ‘prevention is better than cure and a periodic check-up is primary prevention.
Health examinations can identify risk factors for common chronic illnesses and detect diseases that have no apparent symptoms (secondary prevention).
At Neomed, we are able to offer our guests the Oberon Diagnostic Machine, an extraordinary non-invasive NLS device that ‘listens in’ on the body, measuring the vibrations of individual cells down to their molecular structure. The Oberon then compares the measured results with a stored and extensive database to reveal any abnormalities in tissues, cells or organs with up to 90% accuracy.
Essentially a scanning device, the Oberon gives our team an overview of what is going on in your body. It reveals how stressed organs are, whether any diseases are developing and it detects any imbalances or weaknesses that might lead to illness.
The Oberon also locates parasites (bacteria, viruses and fungi) before finding the correct measures to eliminate them. Allergies, food intolerances and environmental impacts such as toxins and heavy metals can also be recorded and analysed.
Feed Yourself Well in 2022
Don’t be fooled by the latest on-trend diet plans that tend to surface at this time of year – healthy eating isn’t rocket science or fashion-based and much of it is common sense.
If you want to lose weight, enjoy clearer skin, have more energy and sharper mind skills then you have to eat wisely. Bad food choices feed and exacerbate any problems within your system, whether you suffer from chronic illness, bacterial overgrowths or parasites.
To keep it simple:
- Avoid sugary drinks. According to studies, sugar-sweetened drinks have little nutritional value, and a robust body of evidence shows a link to not only weight gain, but type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even some cancers. Try instead: water; unsweetened teas; sparkling water and coffee.
- Step away from the refined carbs. When 80% of our immune system resides in the gut, the first thing that influences the gut is nutrition. Refined carbs have been highly processed leaving them lacking in fibre and nutrients, and diets high in them may be linked to overeating, weight gain, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Embrace instead a nutrient-dense diet incorporating legumes and leafy green vegetables.
- Eat good fats. The body needs fat to function, but that doesn’t mean you should reach for the cream cakes! Get your energy instead of from good fats like avocados, coconut oil, olive oil and pumpkin seeds, which are also anti-parasitic. Researchers have shown that a low intake of nuts and seeds could be potentially linked to an increased risk of death from heart disease, stroke or type 2 diabetes.
- Fruit and veg are your friends. Loaded with prebiotic fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, studies show that people who eat more fruit and vegetables tend to live longer and have a lower risk of heart disease, obesity and other illnesses.
- Spice up your life. Herbs and spices not only provide flavour to your cooking, they also offer major health benefits. Ginger and turmeric both have potent anti-inflammatory effects while cloves, rosemary, sage and oregano are excellent sources of antioxidants thanks to their high content of phenolic compounds.
To Be Fit You Need to Keep Fit
The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore, however, keeping fit is especially important for older adults as ageing — combined with oxidative stress and inflammation — promotes changes in brain structure and function.
In general, however, regular exercise helps to control weight and combat health conditions and diseases including strokes, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, depression and arthritis. Exercise is also an immediate stress reliever, it can be emotionally uplifting, and improve self-esteem.
Exercising also gives you more energy because it delivers oxygen and nutrients to tissues and helps the cardiovascular system work more efficiently. It can also help promote better sleep.
And Finally, Be Kind to Yourself
Life can be tough – and the correlation between stress and illness has been well-documented – so if you find yourself getting overwhelmed speak to someone.
Feelings of anxiety or depression can easily get out of hand, which is why it is important to ask for help. Talk to friends or consult a psychologist or a similar professional who can equip you with the tools you need to cope. You don’t have to fight every battle alone.
Another way to take the weight from your shoulders and the load off your mind is to take time out for yourself perhaps by enjoying a wellness day with meditation, a relaxing massage or an afternoon of mud wraps.
Whatever it is you need in 2022, our team of experts are here to help, whether it’s with nutritional advice, counselling, targeted exercise plans, general pampering or booking an Oberon scan to make sure everything is working as it ought to be.
So, use the form below and take the first step to ensure this year really is your year.