Don't Stop Moving: How Chiropractic Can Help
By Donna Kostiew
We’ve all been there. We eat nutritiously, we try to get the recommended hours of sleep each night, and we either sign up for that gym membership or find the motivation to start exercising on our own … and then it happens. Maybe not right away, but inevitably for many of us, it does happen. We get hurt.
Few things are as bad as getting injured when you are trying to do the right thing by exercising. And unfortunately, our natural inclination is to then avoid the activity that hurt us.
Don’t Stop Exercising Your Way to Good Health
Although it seems best to avoid what it was that we got injured in, the better solution is to keep your body prepared to do what it was designed for: moving. Chiropractic care can help keep your body in optimal shape so that it is always ready for your fitness routine, always ready for motion. Regular chiropractic adjustments can benefit your body in many ways, such as:
- Improving balance and coordination
- Reducing physical stress on the body
- Supporting joint health
- Strengthening muscle function
- Increasing flexibility and range of motion
- Relieving muscle tension
- Preventing recurrence of past injuries
Chiropractic care is a great way to keep your body healthy and to stay motivated for your workouts. But if you get injured, don’t let that deter you from getting back into it once you are healed. Don’t stop hitting the gym, taking your morning run, or lifting those weights. Don’t let your walk through the coffee shop’s door become your new form of daily exercise. Don’t be afraid of getting hurt again.
How Chiropractic Helps the Body Heal
With the proper care that your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic provides, your body will be able to heal itself in a safe and natural way and you will be ready to get back to your exercise routine in no time. Chiropractic care helps by:
- Reducing pain in your back, neck, shoulders, and joints
- Realigning your spine to alleviate the tension in your body
- Promoting quicker healing to an injury; shortening recovery time
- Keeping you off prescription medicine
The answer is not to avoid physical exertion, but to do a better job of preparing your body to move, just as it was designed to. In addition to chiropractic care, regular exercise, proper stretching, quality sleep, and a nutritious diet are all essential to staying active, being healthy, and living well as you age.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Gilbert, Ariz.