How to Prioritize Your Health in 2024 – And Where to Start

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As we embrace the new year, it’s crucial to reflect on the most significant aspect of our lives: our health. The adage, “Health is Wealth,” holds more truth now than ever before. This article delves into why health is important and what you can do to start prioritizing it more.

6 Ways to Prioritize Your Health in 2024

Health is the foundation upon which our daily lives are built. It affects every facet of our existence, from our ability to work and engage in meaningful activities to our capacity for joy and satisfaction. Good health is not just the absence of illness; it’s a state of overall well-being that enables us to live our lives to the fullest. It’s about feeling strong, vibrant, and capable, both physically and mentally. This holistic approach to health is essential, as it directly impacts our productivity, relationships, and the ability to pursue our dreams.

The global health crisis in recent years has brought an unprecedented focus on health and well-being. This period has not only highlighted vulnerabilities in our health systems but also in our personal health practices. Many have experienced increased stress, anxiety, and a disruption in regular health routines. These challenges have made it more evident that maintaining and improving our health is crucial. It’s a wake-up call to reassess how we take care of ourselves and our loved ones. 

While most people agree that health is important, for many, figuring out exactly how to care for their health can be an overwhelming task. The good news is that some of the biggest health improvements are made up of a series of small steps – and we’ve outlined a few of the best ones below. Here are a few ways people can start prioritizing their health in the new year:

Mental Health: An Integral Component

The discussion about overall health is incomplete without addressing mental well-being. Mental health, encompassing emotional, psychological, and social well-being, significantly influences how we think, feel, and act. The modern world, with its fast pace and constant connectivity, often leads to increased stress and anxiety levels, adversely affecting our mental health. Recognizing signs of mental distress and seeking timely support is crucial. Whether it’s talking to a friend, engaging in activities that relax the mind, or seeking professional help, taking care of our mental health is as important as physical health.

The Power of Preventive Measures

Prevention is better than cure. This timeless piece of wisdom holds the key to maintaining good health. Regular physical activity, a balanced and nutritious diet, and sufficient sleep are fundamental to preventing a myriad of health issues. In addition, vaccinations play a critical role in protecting against infectious diseases. Adopting these preventive measures can significantly reduce the risk of chronic diseases and boost overall health and immunity.

Regular Health Checkups: A Must

Routine health checkups and screenings are vital in detecting and addressing potential health issues early. They provide an opportunity for healthcare professionals to assess your health and offer advice on maintaining or improving it. Regular checkups can catch problems before they become serious, saving both time and resources in the long run. Mobile primary care services, such as Mobile Care Health, can help you set regular check-ups that fit your schedule.

Embracing Self-Care and Wellness

Self-care is an essential, though often overlooked, aspect of health. It involves taking time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical and mental wellness. Activities like yoga, meditation, or simply taking a walk in nature can profoundly impact stress management and overall well-being. Practicing mindfulness and self-compassion are also key components of a holistic approach to health.

As we step into 2024, it’s a great time to set personal health goals. Whether it’s improving diet, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, or quitting unhealthy habits, setting clear and achievable goals can lead to sustainable improvements in health. Remember, small, consistent changes often lead to significant long-term benefits.

Seeking Professional Advice

Lastly, consulting healthcare professionals for personalized guidance is crucial. Whether it’s a nutritionist, a personal trainer, or a mental health counselor, professional advice can be invaluable in achieving your health goals. They can provide tailored recommendations based on your individual health needs and circumstances.

New Year, New You

In conclusion, as we embark on this new year, let’s prioritize our health and well-being. It’s not just about living longer; it’s about living better. By embracing a holistic approach to health, setting realistic goals, and seeking professional guidance, we can all move towards a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life in 2024 and beyond.

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Clayton Evans

Clayton Evans is an IFA Certified Personal Trainer and IFA Certified Sports Nutritionist with over 5 years of experience in the health and fitness Industry. After years of struggling with his own health and fitness, Clayton lost over 30 lbs and started a career helping others achieve the best version of themselves. Clayton spent several years working with large corporate gyms developing fitness programs and working with Nutrition and Wellness Companies to improve a client’s overall health. His approach with clients is simple – small changes in fitness and diet that will have the largest impact and will fit into a client’s busy lifestyle.

Brooke Young

Brooke is a skilled and compassionate Adult Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience in healthcare and a passion for helping patients achieve optimal health and wellness. Brooke holds a Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in adult health and gerontology from Maryville University of St. Louis. She completed post-graduate training in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine and obtained her NP board certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Credentialing Board in 2019. As a Nurse Practitioner, Brooke seeks to address the root causes of disease and treat the whole person, rather than just the symptoms. She believes in taking a personalized and holistic approach to each patient. She has special interests in helping patients heal from metabolic syndrome, achieve their weight loss goals, optimize fertility, and recover from complex chronic illness. In her free time, Brooke enjoys hiking, reading, rollerblading, cooking healthy meals, and spending time with her fun-loving husband and spirited toddlers. She is excited to partner with you on your health journey and support you in achieving your goals.

Kyle Christensen

Kyle is a career Firefighter/Paramedic with extensive experience in the Denver metro area. He holds a bachelors of Health and Exercise Science from CSU. Kyle enjoys weightlifting, skiing, boating, and all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.

Jacqueline Carbone

Jacqueline Carbone is a highly experienced nurse practitioner that specializes in providing her clients with holistic, evidenced based, compassionate care. She specializes in Mental health, assisted therapy and Migraines. She is board certified from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Jacque has her post Masters certificate from University of Colorado in Psychiatric Mental Health and two master’s degrees—one in acute care/geriatric nursing and one as a clinical specialist in geriatrics—from Georgetown University. She has also completed a fellowship with Dr Arnaldo DeSilva a headache specialist. She is passionate about providing a holistic treatment plan for her clients.

Steve Ohl

Steve is a native of Colorado with bachelors in culinary nutrition. He worked as a classically trained chef, for over a decade. After chef life he shifted careers to join Mobile Care Health as our Operations Manager. Steve enjoys Crossfit, boating, road trips and camping.

Dr. Michael McGurren

Dr Michael McGurren was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from Creighton University Medical School, and was the Chief Resident followed at Barnes-Jewish in St. Louis. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and provides medical direction, as well as urgent care services for Mobile Care Health. In his free time he can be found sailing around the world, with a captains license and over 2500 nautical miles sailed. On shore he enjoys traveling with wife and pup Kylo in custom campervan.