Tune Up for Summer with Chiropractic: Teacher Appreciation
By Lana Bandoim
If you’re a teacher and you’ve just spent the better part of a year grading papers and preparing for standardized tests, the thought of adding more homework to your to-do list may feel overwhelming. However, this homework assignment does not require a red pen or long explanations. Teachers, consider giving yourself the assignment of visiting a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. The health benefits will likely make the next school year easier.
Occupational Stress and Pain
Teachers spend hours on their feet lecturing in front of a class. They’re often hunched over helping with fingerpaints, picking up children who have fallen, or lugging a load of books and supplies from the car to the classroom. Stress on the body -- and the mind -- can be tough. Lifting and twisting throughout the day can create back pain. Being responsible for a room full of kids who would rather play on their phones than study history can add additional stress.
Research shows that lower back pain is a common problem for teachers. Whether they have to break up a fight over markers or pick up the remains of a craft project after class, the day can end with pain and aches.
Proactive Approach to Health
Now is the perfect time to start regular chiropractic visits. Teachers play an important role in the community by establishing the education foundation for children. They are also role models, so taking care of their health can help set standards for the community’s most impressionable residents. Although it is easy to fill your schedule with helping others and focusing on education, a teacher’s health should not be neglected.
By taking a proactive approach to health, you can improve both physical and mental function before another school year begins. Chiropractic care can reduce pain, decrease stress and improve posture. The benefits of seeing a chiropractor are long-term and can be life-changing. Imagine being at your sharpest every single day.
Why Teachers Need Chiropractors
It is easy to put yourself last and ignore back pain or other problems. However, teachers must take control of their health. How can teachers expect students to care about their own health and nutrition without setting a good example for them to learn from?
Chiropractors can help teachers by relieving pain that can be a distraction in the classroom. When the aches are gone, it is easier to concentrate on making math problems exciting for students. Yes, I did just use “math” and “exciting” in the same sentence. Additionally, routine chiropractic care can improve response and reaction time. Imagine catching those paper airplanes in mid-flight before they reach another student’s desk; the kids will think you’re awesome!
Moreover, regular chiropractic care can improve the quality of your life and relationships. When you feel better physically, a lot of dominoes begin to fall your way. Because you’ll look and feel better, you’ll also communicate more effectively and make better decisions.
Even if you are not a teacher, consider visiting The Joint Chiropractic. The long-term health benefits of seeing a chiropractor are worth it.
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