A new year means new goals and updated routines to reach higher achievements. Each year, we tell ourselves that we will do this, and complete that, but how many of us stick with these resolutions all year long? Whether your goals are fitness, health, financial, or family related, the Heights has experts from all fields that want you to have your best year yet.
Here are tips from local professionals that will surely keep you on track in 2018.
Looking to lose weight in 2018? Alyssa, a physical trainer at Positive Shift, suggests starting with small changes to your diet and exercise routines, gradually introducing more.
Zan from Vital Body Weight Loss echoes this tip, saying small daily changes can have a much larger impact than trying to make big changes that you cannot sustain long-term. Try starting with small consistent changes, like waking up five minutes earlier or incorporating meditation into your morning routine.
Do you want a new fitness routine? Tim Begley, Kinesiologist at Postive Shift, encourages you to find a workout buddy. It is way easier to stay on track if you are accountable to someone else, and it's more fun exercising with a friend.
Is your new year's resolution to eat healthier this year? Dr. Tasneem Pirani-Sheriff, a naturopathic doctor in Burnaby Heights says it starts with vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and Brussel's sprouts are great for supporting liver detoxification and are even packed with more Vitamin C than a whole orange! Swing on by grocers like Red Apple Market, Triple A Market, and Safeway to stock your crisper with fresh vegetables.
Are you working towards recovering your body's mobility? Darby from Expert Physio says, "motion is the lotion!" Whether you have incurred a whiplash injury, a sprained ankle, or have osteoarthritis of your knee, movement and exercise are an important part of healing and maintaining good health!
Is it time for a body detox? Local fitness influencer and certified personal trainer, Crystal Karamessinis, recommends using activated charcoal to detoxify your body as a potent natural treatment used to flush out toxins and chemicals. Check out our health foods stores, Best Choice Health, Shoppers Drugmart, and Health Natural Foods for remedies to assist with your January detox.
After all that holiday spending, it’s time to become debt effective! Rishel from Custom Mortgages advises that January is the time to take a look at where your money goes. If you are carrying credit card or line of credit balances, be sure to pay the minimum payments and pay down the highest interest ones first. There are plenty of financial advisors on the Heights to help you understand a variety of options from banks and credit unions.
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