A new year is almost here, so before making the resolution to get fit and eat healthy, you may want to end the year the correct way and make an appointment to see if your body is physically capable of committing to your new fitness goal. While this may seem like a hassle, you can save yourself the possible pain and frustration of having to see a specialist for a more severe problem.

First things first. Your body should be at a good mental and physical state throughout the entire year and not just for a few months. Eating habits should be clean and exercising should become a daily ritual. It is important to focus and devote time and attention on things that can better improve your well-being. Choose foods that have a direct effect on your energy level both physically and mentally. Along with choosing the appropriate foods to your diet, be sure to pick the ones that can give you steady energy and can help the body stay healthy.

Exercise is just as important as it allows the blood to deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. If you are not able to carry out basic daily functions that require a lot of moving around, it is time to visit a physical therapist so you can push your muscles without injuring yourself. A professional can monitor your motions and movements so you can maximize output and prevent injury. A physical therapist is able to incorporate a daily routine designed especially for you as regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance.

A healthy diet and regular physical activity is the best way to gain health benefits. If you are considering starting 2016 off on a better foot, make sure you visit a specialist before hand in order to make your goals attainable. Some complications can occur so you want to make sure you’re in your best health state before trying to be your best physically.

Did you know that you have Direct Access to Physical Therapy? No referral is needed. We offer the best Physical Therapy on Long Island where you can get help from our trusted and expert Physical Therapists. We have several locations on Long Island including Massapequa, Valley Stream, Wantagh and Lindenhurst. To start your Physical Therapy evaluation, call Advance Physical Therapy and The Physical Therapy Alliance at (516) 568-4444.