In A Galaxy Far Away, Star Wars Health and Wellness Tips
By Sara Butler
Few movies have made such a big impact on generations of people as the Star Wars movies. They helped people learn of not just the struggle between the Empire and the Republic, but also what the bonds of family and friendship can mean when it seems like all is lost. But in addition to all that hyperspace hoopla, there are health lessons that can be learned from Star Wars, too.
Here are just a few!
Sitting Will Kill You
The cruel truth is that Jabba the Hutt spent too much time sitting and eating at Pizza Hut, and not enough time moving. Sure, he earned a lot of money through his criminal enterprises, but did you see how puny his arms were? And what price can you ultimately put on your health? Plus, he was ultimately killed by a woman easily one-eighth of his size. If he worked out more he may still be alive today. And that’s a lesson everyone can take to heart.
Stretching is Important
Remember when Han Solo got frozen in carbonite? Well, you should really view sitting in front of your computer for hours a day as much the same experience. Tight muscles can cause problems in the alignment and mobility of your hips and back. In fact, sitting around can shorten muscles in your hips and tighten your hamstrings. That can lead to your hips being pulled forward, which can then result in misalignments and dysfunctional joints in your spine.. It’s tough to take on the Empire when you can’t run, can’t turn and can’t say no to a pretty girl. Talk to your chiropractor about stretches you can do at work to avoid this fate. And make sure to always pay your debts to intergalactic crime bosses.
Yoda was 900 years old and he could still keep up with young Jedi Luke Skywalker. Yoda was wise, and in his wisdom, he understood the importance of keeping your body and your mind healthy and active. Receiving regular chiropractic care is a great way to improve your range of motion and balance as you age. Your chiropractor uses a force to adjust your spine, after all. Sure, it’s manual force, but it’s no less special. Feel the chiropractic force and it can help you to defeat the dark side of joint dysfunctions, also referred to as subluxations.
Chiropractic may not have the technology to replace a hand if severed by a lightsaber or understand the finer points of the therapeutic uses of shiny black helmets. What chiropractic and Star Wars can both offer is showing you how modest and changeable elements in your lifestyle can help you to live a healthier and more active life.
May the force be with you.