New Year Habits For 2023
Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”
At Spectra Wellness, we love this quote for a few distinct reasons. While welcoming 2023, we wondered why so many resolutions don’t stick, and Aristotle’s quote came to mind. We started to wonder: what if new years habits, not resolutions, are the key to making the changes we desire?
Another reason we love this quote is that as a functional medicine clinic in Tampa, we see our patients thrive once they embrace their health and wellness as a holistic system instead of isolated conditions. The holistic perspective magnifies the importance of daily decisions that are often taken for granted.
Examples include reaching for carrots instead of chips, choosing five minutes of meditation over endless social media scrolling, and trying new medical treatments. These new year habits you can develop in 2023 will reveal a more vital version of you!
New Year Habit #1: Nourish Your Body Instead Of Dieting
You’re inundated with endless diet trends from the media year-round, and not just in the new year for a reason: they’re trends because they don’t work. Diets come and go, yet the average person is bombarded with messages about being more of what they’re not instead of learning to nourish who they are.
Giving your body the nutrients it needs from high-quality foods is one of the most effective ways to increase your well-being and decrease disease risk. Eating well is an act of radical self-care that delivers much-needed nutrients, balances hormones, increases immunity, and boosts your energy when done correctly.
We suggest consulting a functional medicine doctor to learn more about your unique biology: no two bodies are the same, and your nutritional needs will vary from anyone else’s. At Spectra Wellness, we also offer supplemental nutrient services such as IV Nutrition to support you in establishing this new year habit.
New Year Habit #2: Fall In Love With Exercise
Another standard resolution that often falls to the wayside far too fast is exercising more. Exercise is crucial for health for so many reasons. However, just like starting a diet because of some fad, starting an exercise regimen you’re not fully aligned with means you’re setting yourself up for failure.
Remember, a healthier you starts with small incremental steps between where you are now and where you want to be. Choosing an exercise regimen that excites you is critical for success. If you think you should start going to yoga because your Instagram feed is filled with limber yogis—but in practice, you’re bored out of your mind, then yoga isn’t for you. Find something that excites and challenges you to ensure that exercise becomes a new year habit.
Also, exercise doesn’t have to be high impact. A brisk thirty-minute walk not only gets you outdoors (where sun exposure boosts Vitamin D and boosts sleep cycles), but it also helps keep you flexible and fit.
New Year Habit #3: Embrace Chiropractic Care
While you see plenty about diet and exercise, it’s shocking to us as functional medicine doctors how little-known the benefits of chiropractic care are for the average person. Receiving chiropractic care is an essential component of whole-body health, which is why we’ve integrated this essential service into our functional health clinic in Tampa, FL.
Not only can chiropractic treatments help relieve neck, back, and shoulder pain, but many patients see us for headache relief. However, pain relief isn’t the only benefit. With correct vertebrae alignment, your lower brain stem is primed to communicate more effectively with other body systems, opening the door to enhanced functionality and health.
Learn more about Spectra Wellness Chiropractic Services here.
New Year Habit #4: Pursue Mental Health & Wellness
The mind-body connection is real, and mental health is a crucial part of holistic health. Anxiety is linked with higher rates of respiratory and gastrointestinal issues, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, and even cancer. Considering the implications, prioritizing your mental health is a must for a new year habit in 2023.
Time in nature, limited devices, mediation, exercising, meaningful relationships, and self-care are all ways to boost your mental health. Medical and therapeutic treatments also enhance overall wellness, such as hormone therapies to restore inner balance or talk therapy for support while you’re working through an issue.
Using Functional Medicine To Support Your New Year Habits
At Spectra Wellness, we strive to help our patients achieve their health goals, whether they’re physical or mental—because they’re all connected. We know your new year habits aren’t going to engrain themselves into your daily life magically. That’s why our team is here to help you make the lasting change that you desire.
If you’d like to talk to one of our team members about our services and how they can help you establish your new year habits, call us at 813-319-0911 or contact us online.