This is the time of year when everyone’s looking for a new quality of life along with their new year’s resolutions.

Many people enjoy setting goals for better eating habits, more exercise and a new routine that allows our body to express optimal function.

What’s the key to making this “new year, new you” last longer than a couple weeks?

The key to cultivating a strong foundation for your quality of life is consistency. Consistency is what turns goals into habits and routine.

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” —Zig Zigler

Things don’t always last. The food you eat gets digested and you need to do it all over again. The exercise that burned all those calories needs to be done again tomorrow morning. The sleep you get must be repeated each night so you can have energy to get through the day.

Recent research at University College London found that it takes, on average, 66 days until a desired healthy behavior was turned into a habit.*

Consistent healthy habits cultivate a strong foundation for your quality of life!

Doing something over and over again because you know it doesn’t last long is the key to turning your “new year, new you” resolution into a habit that sticks.

Stick with your desired habit for the next three months and you’ll see that what you’re doing will, in turn, encourage you do keep doing the happy because it starts to feel necessary. Habits are hard to give up as they are engrained into your neurological system pathways. New nerve pathways don’t go away very easily: once you make them, they make you.

Looking for a new way to reach a higher quality of life? Have you tried regular chiropractic adjustments?

Regular chiropractic adjustments promote more normal function throughout the body due to the relationship between the spinal integrity and neurological system that is protected by the vertebrae.

Each chiropractic adjustment influences a strong foundation for a higher quality of life!


Written by: Trent Scheidecker, DC | ChiroWay of Woodbury

The information in our articles are not intended to diagnose, mitigate or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for any physical conditions, symptoms or diseases. Directly consult with a qualified health care professional for any chiropractic or medical advice. In addition to the benefits of chiropractic care, one should also be aware of the existence of some risks. Risks associated with some chiropractic care may include soreness, musculoskeletal sprain/strain, and fracture. In addition, there have been reported cases of stroke associated with chiropractic care. Research and scientific evidence does not establish a cause and effect relationship between chiropractic care and the occurrence of stroke; rather studies indicate that people may be consulting chiropractors when they are in the early states of a stroke. In essence, there is a stroke already in process. However, you are being informed of this reported risk.