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The start of a new year is the ideal time for change. December, with its excitement and enthusiasm is full of promise, and everything feels possible. Most people enter the new year with several resolutions to improve their lives. A new year and a new improved you.
However, the enthusiasm of December is soon followed by January blues. By February, New Year’s celebrations and resolutions feel far away, and everyone is just desperately waiting for spring. The decisions that you were so sure of, fall by the wayside.
Quitting New Year’s resolutions is so common that there is even a dispute about when it is precisely that people most commonly drop them. The answer – the second Friday in January, or January 17. What is beyond dispute is that more than half of people drop their New Year’s decisions. Most of people forget about them well before the year is up.
But what is it that prevents you from keeping your promises to yourself?
A lot of the time it is about how you formulate your resolutions. When you are looking forward to it, the new year seems like the perfect opportunity to overhaul your life completely.
Resolutions are difficult to honor when they are very general in nature.
Resolutions like I will be healthier, or I will take care of my mental health, or I will be happier, are very general, difficult to measure, and there is no time frame to achieve them.
According to experts, the key is to set goals which are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Related.
That means you need to be specific about what you want to achieve. Set realistic goals, set a time frame within which you want to achieve them. Finally, determine how you are going to measure your progress. And, of course, it needs to be something that you care about.
If you still need a little push to form these new habits. Try to create a detailed schedule and perhaps even find an accountability partner. That will help you stay on the right track.
When it comes to health and wellness goals, specifically, creating new, healthy habits is easier when you have a reliable and easy to use ally – such as the FlexBeam.
If you would like to improve your physical and mental well-being, but don’t know where to start, here are five resolutions that will make a huge difference.
Gut health has a surprising effect on the entire body. Most people don’t give gut health much thought unless they are experiencing acute issues such as bloating, diarrhea or constipation.
However, the symptoms of a chronic imbalance of the gut flora can be far less obvious.
When bad bacteria in the gut overpowers the good, you might experience more than stomach discomfort. This disbalance can cause cognitive issues, mood and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, as well as a weakened immune system.
Targeted red light therapy with FlexBeam can provide a boost in energy necessary for the optimal functioning of the gut microbiome. Red light penetrates deep into the organs and boosts the numbers of good bacteria, while decreasing the numbers of harmful bacteria.
Phototherapy can help to eradicate Helicobacter Pylori – the ulcer-causing bacteria. Even in patients who had previously tried antibiotics treatments.
When you think about a pandemic, especially in the past few years, you probably think about highly contagious diseases. However, one of the biggest global pandemics is a group of diseases that probably don’t come to mind at all in this context.
WHO warns that depression is not only one of the leading worldwide causes of disability, but also one of the most common causes of death among young people.
Daily grounding with some form of nature therapy can provide long term mental health benefits.
The most exciting part of ecotherapy, whether you choose meditation or red light therapy, is that, over time, these forms of therapy cause long term positive changes in the way the brain functions.
In Japan, a form of nature therapy – forest bathing is an official form of treatment. Doctors commonly prescribe it, and mental health specialists as a treatment for both physical and mental issues.
In the general public, fascia is little known and understood even less. There is a common misconception that fascia envelopes individual muscles. The truth is, it’s a unique organ, an interconnected web that is present in the entire body.
Fascia plays many important roles in the body. Without its optimal functioning, you might have trouble with your posture, muscle tone, lymphatic system and the immune system.
Red light therapy can penetrate to the fascia layer under the surface of the skin and stimulate it.
Daily treatments with FlexBeam can boost toxin draining and help information and energy flow more freely between different parts of the body.
The fascia and the nervous system connect closely. However, unlike the nervous system, it doesn’t use just nervous impulses to send messages but packages of energy and information.
Physiological changes in the thyroid gland or imbalances of thyroid hormones can cause several diseases. They all have one thing in common – while anyone can get them, they are much more common in women. For instance, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), women are three times more likely to get thyroid cancer than men.
Red light therapy regulates the thyroid by regulating secretion of hormones in the brain, among others, TSH which tells the thyroid exactly how much of its own hormones – T3 and T4 it needs to release.
FlexBeam’s unique advantage is that you can use it for improved thyroid function. For that, it’s best to use FlexBeam on the back of your neck. Placing it directly over the thyroid is not recommended for sessions that last more than 5 minutes.
The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland. It has two halves, called lobes, which are joined in the middle by a part called the Isthmus. The thyroid can be found at the front of the throat, in front of the windpipe.
Daily skin care is self-care. Creating a daily routine is more than just looking good, although it’s a big part of it and we’ll get that in a minute.
A daily routine where you’re focused on yourself and your well-being has been proven to be therapeutic. It’s a form of mindfulness practice. The research suggests that such mindfulness exercises reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
And then, there’s the beauty and anti-aging aspect of it.
When it comes to skin care there are very few treatments that can actually reverse damage such as fine lines and wrinkles. The prospect is somewhat better with discoloration, sun spots, and scars, but even with them, the process is long, and success is not guaranteed.
This is because most active ingredients used in serums and moisturizers can only prevent further damage but have little efficiency when fixing already existing problems.
For this reason, many people opt for invasive procedures.
However, red light therapy is an entirely non-invasive, pain and irritation-free treatment that boosts collagen production deep in the tissue and stimulates cell turnover on the skin’s surface, resulting in that elusive, youthful glow.
Hydration for great skin is not just a myth. The National Academy of Medicine recommends 9 cups of water a day for women and 13 for men in the US.
Daily, at-home red light therapy treatments with FlexBeam are a habit for the New Year which fully meets the criteria for a successful resolution: they are pleasant, easy to achieve and measurable. With just fifteen minutes a day, you can finally make a difference for your health without struggling to keep your promises to yourself.