Exercise the Right to a Clear Head and a Happy Heart

By Sandy Schroeder

Many of us are doing everything that we can to exercise more, but usually we are looking to slim down or improve our health numbers.

How Exercise Helps Mental Health

Meanwhile exercise is doing a very important job as it fights depression, anxiety, stress, sleeplessness and bipolar disorders. The endorphins generated when we exercise create a positive effect for our minds. They also help protect the heart, add years to our lives, and help us sleep better.

If you are struggling with anxiety, depression or insomnia, start building exercise into your day.

Head Outdoors and Keep Moving

As you start exercising more, you might add the natural lift of the outdoors with walks, runs, jogging or hikes. Nature adds an additional dose of endorphins that's hard to beat. Fresh air, healthy doses of sunshine and lots of green trees and grass are great tools for lifting the spirit. Spend time in your local park, or start exploring your neighborhood. You can also add an outdoor retreat on your patio or in your backyard.

Take Chiropractic Along

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you is well equipped to help you establish your exercise routines. The Joint Chiropractic clinic licensed chiropractors often serve as wellness coaches for everyone from kids to seniors.

Come in and find out more about the overall health effects of a healthy spine. The spine keeps us active and mobile and the central nervous system encased inside supplies the brain-to-body communication that keeps our body functioning.

Gentle targeted spinal adjustments help ensure spinal health that may relieve pain, generate energy, and increase mental alertness. Benefits are unique to each person.

As you consider your benefits, you may want to use weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments to stay healthy and stay focused on new exercise routines.

Try Something Different

To stay on track with exercise consider these tips.

  • Get an exercise buddy for extra motivation
  • Pick the most comfortable times to exercise
  • Schedule exercise right into your daily appointments
  • Get your whole family involved
  • Make every weekend an active one biking, hiking or camping
  • Try a dance class or climbing gym
  • Look for pick-up basketball, soccer or volleyball games
  • Add exercise equipment to your family room
  • Get up an hour early to start the day with exercise
  • Set daily goals and gradually expand them
  • Add stretching, strength or core exercises to routines
  • Try yoga, tai chi or qi gong

Whenever you are ready, The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community is too. Stop by whenever you want. No appointments are needed. Weekend and evening hours are available and affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Goodyear, Ariz.

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