Happy 2019! Dr. Alan Benvenisty is honored to enter into another year of treating his patients. He will continue to treat you with the personal care and attention you need and deserve.
As the New Year begins, most people consider making some big changes and resolutions that will benefit their health. If you’re one of those people, Dr. Benvenisty would like to encourage you to take smaller, more attainable steps (goals) that can be incorporated and sustained all year long. Small steps, implemented over a long period of time, can make a big impact.
Ensure that you are getting enough sleep. The National Sleep Foundation explains, “Sleep needs vary across ages and are especially impacted by lifestyle and health. You can view the NSF’s recommended sleep times chart and other important information on their website. If you struggle with falling asleep, try avoiding stimulating foods and drinks before bedtime. In addition, you may try using calming essential oils and eat sleep-promoting foods.
Add lean proteins to your diet. Protein is vital to many bodily functions, including cell maintenance and repair. It also helps with blood clotting. Proteins also help you feel satisfied for longer periods of time, which helps you avoid unnecessary snacking.
Drink more water. Ideally you should drink eight 8-oz glasses of water per day. This will benefit almost all of your bodily functions, give you more energy, and may even lead to weight loss. Water also helps your skin glisten.
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