Tune Up For Summer With Chiropractic: Mental Benefits
By The Joint Chiropractic
When thinking of getting in shape for the summer, most people zero in on the physical aspects that accompany that resolution. Tuning up our bodies is more than just physical, however. Our mental state plays an equally important role in how we look, perform and even respond to situations that come our way. Likewise, when our body is functioning optimally through chiropractic, our mental state improves, too.
In addition to the dieting and working out, attaining good health requires that we get our minds and ultimately, our emotions, in shape as well. With summer less than three months away, the time to begin preparing is now. So, what are some ways in which we can do just that?
- Think ahead – Waiting for the time to be right is generally a prescription for not doing it at all. Start preparing your mind now for the new body you want. Post pictures of the clothes you would like to wear and even the bathing suit that you would like to show off. Visualizing the way you want to look in your clothes can help propel you toward your goal.
- Make goals – Goals are a proven way to turn “wants” into reality. Write down how much weight you would like to lose, the action steps to get there, and the desired timeline. Be specific. The more detailed you are, the more likely you will maintain the course.
- Be accountable – In order for you to achieve your desired goals, it is important that you have an accountability partner, someone you can trust, who will build you up and keep you inspired. Achieving the mindset and body you want is difficult enough without attempting to go at it alone.
- Prepare yourself – Preparing yourself is more than just following the above steps. It is committing to the lifestyle changes you have decided to make. We all have bad days. Commitment is the key to staying focused and picking yourself back up after you fall down. Lay out a plan of action and chart your course. The body and good health you are pursuing is worth the effort.
Remember, exercise, eating right and doing all the right things are only as effective as our willingness to continue the journey. That willingness starts in the mind. Bodies don’t get out of shape accidently and they don’t get back in shape without discipline and effort. That’s why, if you’re looking to show off a beach body this summer, you should be thinking about it now rather than later.
Last month we reviewed how chiropractic can help you physically in more ways than just pain relief. Chiropractic can also keep you mentally focused by relieving the aches and pains of daily life that would normally distract you. When you feel better, you look better. When you look better, you have more confidence and your output improves. It’s just that simple. What situation exists in which improved focus wouldn’t help? Social, work and family situations benefit from being mentally sharp. Tuning up mentally for summer -- or for any time, really -- starts with getting your priorities straight. Nothing is more important than your health.
The stresses of life can cause joint restrictions, otherwise known as “joint dysfunctions” or “subluxations,” many times without you even knowing it. When spinal joints become restricted in movement, the rest of the body can be affected in ways you never thought possible. Normal nerve communication is inhibited. Your immune system can suffer. Your health can suffer. Your ability to be mentally alert and focused can suffer. Your goals suffer and eventually, your lifestyle can suffer.
How Chiropractic Can Help
Regular chiropractic adjustments can reduce muscle tension, frequently producing a decrease in stress-related conditions. When one or more joints become restricted in the spine, it causes a lack of motion that can cause an interruption of the nerve communication from the brain to the body. This interruption can affect the cells, tissues and organs of the body, often inhibiting your performance while creating pain and discomfort. Licensed doctors of chiropractic (such as those at The Joint Chiropractic), referred to as DCs, apply a gentle, targeted movement to the restricted joints to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities, thereby enhancing nerve function. This highly controlled procedure is known as a chiropractic adjustment.
Don’t allow the barrier of restricted joints prevent you from obtaining your mental goals any longer. Make chiropractic a part of your wellness lifestyle and have your spine checked for joint dysfunctions. Whether suffering from pain or not, keeping your body functioning at its peak is one of the best investments you will ever make. More and more people are experiencing the benefits of routine chiropractic care. They are learning that chiropractic makes a much better vitamin than it does an aspirin. Tune up mentally for the summertime. Discover how millions of Americans have not only found relief from pain, but also a pathway to wellness that has led to a healthier, more active lifestyle.
About The Joint Chiropractic
The Joint Chiropractic is the largest network of chiropractic clinics in the United States and performs more than 4 million patient visits per year. We provide affordable personalized treatment plans and accessible locations with evening and weekend hours that make it easier to experience the benefits of chiropractic and improved quality of life. To learn more and find the clinic nearest you, visit thejoint.com.
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