How To Get America Moving with Chiropractic
By Sara Butler
There are all types of good things in life that are free. Hugs, smiles, laughter, and even love are free -- most of the time. In June, you can add another great thing to your list of freebies, an adjustment for any new patient visit at The Joint Chiropractic.
America just feels as if it’s waking up from a long slumber right now. Chances are, you’ve been wearing the same pajama bottoms to work since March. You’ve probably also spent a lot of time bingeing Netflix or Disney Plus, watching every single Avenger movie in chronological order.
No matter how you’ve spent the last few months, it’s time to get up and get moving again. The Joint Chiropractic wants to help you do that by helping to offset the mental and physical stress the last few months have wrought with chiropractic care. But there are also some totally free things you can do at home to help you get moving again. Here are some suggestions from the chiropractors at The Joint.
Why Movement Is So Important
Your body was made to move. And to stay healthy, experts recommend a minimum of 150 minutes per week of movement and exercise. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that only about 20 percent of Americans reach that goal.
Lack of physical activity in your day is a risk factor for many different chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, and hypertension. Plus, not moving enough can make your feelings of depression and anxiety a bit worse.
You should endeavor to move more throughout the day because it can help you to:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Fight disease
- Improve your mood
- Increase your energy
- Improve sleep
- Fight stress
- Optimize central nervous system function
Taking advantage of the free new patient visit at The Joint can help you to get started, but there are also some small things that can help you work toward that magical 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week.
Take a Hike
Sure, you can hike outside, which makes for a great socially distant activity. But you can also do little things that require you to take more steps if going out into the wild for a hike isn’t your thing. Namely, parking far away from shop entrances so you have to walk farther.
Now that things are beginning to open up and you can go to more places than the grocery store, park as far away as you can from the entrance. Try to find ways to add additional steps to everything you do since a few extra steps here or there can add up.
When you’re going about your daily life, try to find ways to pick up the pace a little. Even in something as simple as walking to your car, making your heart beat faster helps to make it stronger. It also helps to burn more calories and strengthen muscles as you kick it up a notch. In other words, move throughout your day with a little bit more oomph and it’ll pay off.
You can make movement more fun by finding something that interests you and incorporating it into your day. There are several free dance videos on YouTube, yoga workouts, and even kickboxing classes. If you have a video game console, you may be able to buy a fun workout game. That may not be free, but it can make movement a bit more fun and interesting. Let’s call it freeing.
Maximize Television Time
As you’re knee-deep in the Avengers movies (or other shows you enjoy), think about trying to incorporate some movement. If you have a stationary bike or treadmill, use it as you watch. If you’re watching television with commercials, stand up during each break and walk in place until your show comes back on or hold a plank for as long as you can. At the very least, put the remote in the other room so you’re forced to get up from the couch if you want to watch something new.
Are You Ready to Begin?
There are so many ways to create opportunities for movement in your day. Even though the world seemed to stop for a while, it’s now time to get back out and get yourself moving again. Let The Joint Chiropractic help by taking advantage of the free* new patient visit and use that as a springboard into a more active lifestyle.
*Offer valid June 1 - June 30, 2020. Offer value $39 and valid for new patients only. Restrictions apply, see clinic for details. Initial visit includes consultation, exam and adjustment. NC: IF YOU DECIDE TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL TREATMENT, YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO CHANGE YOUR MIND WITHIN THREE DAYS AND RECEIVE A REFUND. (N.C. Gen. Stat. 90-154.1). FL: THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED OR REDUCED FEE SERVICES, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. (FLA. STAT. 456.02). Subject to additional state statutes and regulations. See clinic for chiropractor(s)’ name and license info. Clinics managed and/or owned by franchisee or Prof. Corps. Restrictions may apply to Medicare eligible patients. Individual results may vary.
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