It’s that time of the year again—a new beginning and a fresh start, although it does not have to be a new year though to bring about positive change in your life. It may be the first day of a new month or even just a new hour on a given day, but whenever you decide to implement changes, make sure it is the right time for you.

When focusing on your well-being, emphasizing both the emotional and physical side of the equation is equally important as both go hand in hand and affect one another. The old adage of eating in moderation and avoiding processed foods will do wonders for your body and will help keep your emotions in check as well as help to lose excess weight.

In addition to eating well, living an active lifestyle is great for your overall well-being as you age. Whether it be a formal workout a few days a week or walking your dog every morning and night, any change will be extremely beneficial for your heart and muscles.

Eating well and staying active are the major tenets to staving off excess weight which can overtime make it difficult to carry out everyday activities, and because of this, inflammation and deterioration are common with those carrying extra weight.

If you begin to notice aches and pains in your joints, addressing these issues earlier rather than later is the best option. By addressing the root of the problem, whether it be repetitive motioning or excess weight, you can also help prevent further injury.

The best way to address any issues is by seeking professional help. A physical therapist will be able to evaluate the injured joint and create an individualized action plan that will improve joint function in the long-term as well as reduce pain.

2016 can be your fresh start. Vow to make yourself a priority and you will thank yourself for years to come.

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