Take the Challenge to Unleash Your Best Self in 2024

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January starts a new year when millions will make new health-related goals, and embrace a fresh start to elevate their well-being. The problem is that within a month or two, most will fall back into their old habits, and those 2024 goals will be pushed aside again. This is often because people make a plan too big for them to take on rather than trying one change at a time. Choosing one change can help lead to other healthy choices, and the results will increase over time.

"Small things add up to big change over time. It's about consistency in what you are doing," says Crystal Anderson, founder and chief executive officer of California Mobile Acupuncture. "We are challenging people to up their health game in 2024 by choosing at least one healthy goal that offers proven results."

Simply telling people to eat healthier and start exercising does not do the trick. We must elevate our efforts to promote a healthier lifestyle and inspire positive change among people. It’s good to remind people why they should make some changes, which include overall feeling better both mentally and physically, living longer, and enjoying a better quality of life. Encouraging individuals to select and incorporate manageable or feasible actions into their lives based on their unique circumstances is key.

This year, choose one of these things to do all year long and make a new lifestyle habit:

Relaxation exercises. Stress has a detrimental impact on our mental and overall health. It is imperative to find a healthy way to relieve stress. Doing yoga, breath work, or meditation are all great options. Even doing just 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation per day has benefits. A study that put 10- and 20-minute sessions to the test was published in the journal Scientific Report, which concluded that brief mindfulness meditation has benefits. What you do daily, whether meditation or yoga, can be simple and easy. It can be as simple as focusing on the breath. Taking only 10 minutes a day can help reduce anxiety and stress and help lead to mindfulness.

Acupuncture. Most people know what acupuncture is, but they are still determining if it is for them, how accessible it is, and what the real benefits are. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), acupuncture has been done for over 2,500 years. They report that research has shown it helps alleviate knee, back, and neck pain as well as postoperative and osteoarthritis pain. Plus, acupuncture increases blood flow, releases endorphins that improve mental health, balances the flow of chi, and activates the central nervous system. Acupuncture is renowned for its effectiveness in alleviating pain through natural means, offering a non-invasive alternative. Some may not know that acupuncture offers a natural remedy for women's health concerns, ranging from menopause to fertility support and relief from menstrual cramps. It is easier than ever to do it today, with companies like California Mobile Acupuncture making in-home or office visits.

Therapeutic massage. According to Harvard Health, massage therapy can help relieve pain, speed recovery from injury and surgery, and reduce stress. This makes choosing to get a monthly massage to be a form of self-care. Not only does it feel good, but it will increase circulation, enhance flexibility and improve sleep quality. 

Nutrition counseling. Reading up on nutrition online offers a cookie-cutter approach to unique situations and people. When you opt for nutrition counseling, you will get a complete analysis of what you need to improve, what may be missing, etc. It's crucial to prioritize health and with a simple hair analysis, one can assess any deficiencies in vitamins and minerals. This way, specific deficiencies can be identified and addressed.

Practice mindfulness. Paying attention to the present moment, rather than being caught up on things that have already happened or will happen in the future, is ideal. Mindfulness helps to reduce stress, keeps you focused on life as it unfolds, and helps you become more aware of observing current moments. Doing meditation or yoga can help you become more mindful. According to the NIH, being more mindful can help reduce anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and cope with pain.

"Find one or two things on this list that you find intriguing and challenge yourself to try them in the new year," added Anderson. "You will never know how great you will feel adding them to your routine if you don't try them. Acupuncture alone has so many benefits, make this the year you explore something new just for you!”

Experience the convenience of California Mobile Acupuncture, where they bring wellness to your doorstep with home treatments or office visits tailored for corporate wellness programs. In 2024, explore a variety of wellness services curated just for you.

They serve the areas of Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay, and San Diego. Appointment hours are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. To get more information about the company, visit the site at and learn more about natural pain relief @CaliforniaMobileAcupuncture on Instagram. 

Photo courtesy of California Acupuncture

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