3 Healthy Habits You Need to Form This Year

New Year’s Resolutions can be difficult to keep. Often we begin the new year with good intentions that become lost in the hustle and bustle of daily life. At North County Pain Relief we want to encourage you to make life changes that will contribute to your long term health, comfort, and quality of life. If you are having a hard time maintaining your resolutions let us help you establish and maintain some new healthy habits!


Make the commitment to include 30 minutes of exercise in your daily routine. Physical activity has many benefits, regular exercise can decrease your risk of diabetes and obesity. Maintaining a healthy weight helps your body in countless ways. Keeping your weight to an appropriate level for your age and stature contributes to joint health, spine health, and heart health.

It is important to maintain and strengthen your body, if you suffer from regular back pain, chiropractic treatment in conjunction with regular exercise can help to eliminate your pain. Keeping your muscles in good shape and well balanced will help your posture and can allow your body to function the way it is supposed to.

Exercising will help to boost your energy levels, and can improve your mood. The chemicals your brain releases during physical activity can make you a more relaxed, happier person. Regular activity improves your muscle strength and endurance, delivers nutrients and oxygen to your tissue, and helps to optimize cardiovascular system performance. This all results in more energy! Including exercise in your daily routine will also help you to sleep more deeply and fall asleep faster.


While some people may find it difficult to include exercise in their daily routine, others may have a hard time slowing down. Take a little bit of time each day to be quiet and still. Breathe deeply and let your brain relax. Stress wears down the immune system and can contribute to chronic pain. Meditation can help to relieve stress. Laughter can relieve stress, as well as stimulating the heart, lungs, and muscles.

Visit Your Chiropractor!

Chiropractic adjustments are not just for a specific injury or pain, adjustments reduce cortisol, a stress hormone, and boost antibody production. Keeping the spine well aligned allows your nervous system to function correctly. Your chiropractor can help to improve your overall health as well as address chronic pain and poor posture.

We hope to see you soon!