Losing Your Grip? Get Back on Track with Chiropractic and Key Health Habits

By Sandy Schroeder

Nobody is ever quite satisfied with their health. We all want something – a little more energy, a lot less weight, or a little less stress. But there is no time like now to stop regretting and start moving to actually achieve what you want.

Make a plan and then stick to it on a daily/weekly basis. As efforts become habits, your life can become better.

Discover the Power of Chiropractic – Today’s chiropractic world is the majority choice of Americans when they encounter pain. Instead of opting for prescription painkillers or surgery, they choose the whole person focus of chiropractic to sort out their pain, and then set up healthy patterns of wellness. Stop in at The Joint Chiropractic, and find out how good healthy can feel. As you realign your body you can focus on the key health habits that will seal the deal.

Don’t Smoke - If you have never smoked, you are way ahead of the game. If you are still smoking consider these facts: Twenty minutes after you stop smoking your heart rate returns to normal. Two hours after, blood pressure and circulation improve. Twelve hours later, carbon monoxide levels drop, and within 24 hours your heart disease risk begins to drop, according to the Huffington Post. 

Siphon Off Stress Daily – Whatever works for you -- a quiet meditation in the morning, a soothing yoga session at night, a thoughtful walk in the park, or an hour in your favorite hobby work center -- can ease the daily load of tension and worry.

Eat a Healthy Diet – Know your weaknesses flip the dial. Substitute fresh fruit for heavy sugars, lean chicken or fish for fatty meats, healthy oils for saturated and trans fats, fresh vegetables and nuts for burgers, fries and pizza.

Exercise at Least 30 Minutes Daily – Establish a time and an exercise choice you can live with. Then stick to it as you walk, run, or work out every day. Soon your exercise may feel as natural as brushing your teeth or eating breakfast. Your body will thank you.

Take Care of Your Teeth - See your dentist regularly. Brush and floss daily and eat a healthy diet. When signs of gum irritation or cavities show up, take care of them promptly. 

Wear Sunscreen – Choose SPF 15 or higher to protect from sunburn and skin aging, preventing wrinkles, moles and skin cancer. Make sure your sunscreen is water resistant, and wear large hats and loose clothing for sun protection.

Learn to Be Thankful – Pick a time, early morning, or late evening, and pause to count your blessings. The people you count on, the talents you have, the life you lead may be easily taken for granted. Take the time to enjoy what you have and say thank you.

As you pull these key habits together with the help of your local chiropractor, the Joint Chiropractic, you may be surprised how simple it can be. The Joint has eliminated the hassle of insurance, providing an affordable care plan. Flexible weekday, weekend and evening hours are available and walk-in visits are welcome.


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