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Kids are back in school...make time for YOU!

“Make yourself a priority. At the end of the day, you’re your longest commitment.” - Unknown

As parents, we want to be there for our children 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But it is important to remember that you cannot pour from an empty cup. You need to make sure you’re filling your own tank so that you’re able to be the kind of parent, friend, co-worker, etc. you strive to be in life.

Guilt can set in any time you are doing something for yourself and away from your children. But with school back in session, now is the perfect time for you to get back to you and your health without the guilt!

Dr. Nathan Luoma and Dr. Brett Taylor, chiropractic and weight-loss specialists at Gulf Coast UltraSlim, want to offer you tips on how you can get back to making time for you and your health this school year.

Become a Healthier Version of You!

Let’s take a look at some simple steps you can take to get back to being a healthier you.

Step One: Start Slow

Sometimes we set ourselves up for failure when trying to do too much at once. Rather than starting off slow, we jump into a number of healthy habits all at once, even trying to totally revamp the way we eat and move each day. However, while these habits are important to establish, attempting to do everything at once can result in major burnout.

To prevent burnout, it’s important to remember that even small changes can add up to big results. Simply put, it can be better to gradually make changes with your health so that you are more likely to stick to these adjustments for the long haul.

For instance, try working out three times this week instead of seven. Aim to drink more water throughout the day while striving to obtain a good night’s sleep. Then, the following week you can build upon the first, and so on—incrementally making more manageable decisions. Before you know it, your healthy habits will be just that—a habit!

Step Two: Schedule Time for Good Habits

Take out your calendar or planner for a minute. No matter what page you open up, you probably can see a number of appointments listed that you would never dream of cancelling—from work meetings to PTA planning sessions to children’s extracurricular activities.

But, take another good look. How many appointments are listed that make you and/or your personal health a priority? It’s a trap we all fall into on a daily basis: We are great about making and keeping appointments with others but never for ourselves—but that is about to change!

Starting today, schedule some time each week for your health—both mental and physical. Maybe Monday you will try a local yoga class, Tuesday grab coffee with a friend, and Wednesday you’ll squeeze in a 45-minute hike. You just need to try to carve out some time each day for you, even if this ends up just being a 20-minute meditation session.

The kicker—do not cancel on yourself! Remember, you are just as important as all those other appointments in your planner.

Step Three: Take a 32-Minute Break Every Once in a While

When it comes to achieving your health goals, are you having a difficult time losing those last 10 pounds? Or, maybe you’re at a plateau and wanting to give your weight-loss a boost? Either way, Dr. Luoma and Dr. Taylor as well as the rest of the helpful team at Gulf Coast UltraSlim are here to help you achieve your desired weight loss in as little as a few 32-minute sessions!

“Even if the kids are in school, you might still be pushed for time with work and other obligations,” says Dr. Luoma. “Fortunately, our UltraSlim program is set up to appreciate the value of your time. This non-surgical procedure allows you to be in and out in an hour and still achieve excellent results!”

Patients average a weight loss of 1.6 liters of fat in just under 32 minutes. While the results can differ from patient to patient, each patient is still able to walk away with significant weight loss after every UltraSlim treatment!

For more information about how Gulf Coast UltraSlim services can help you get back to feeling good about yourself, click here or call 251-943-4948 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Luoma and Dr. Taylor today!

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