Chiropractic Care and Exercise Make a Great Team
By Donna Kostiew
I think so many of us can relate to the "fair-weather exerciser" -- you know, the one whose workout habits seem to correlate with the change in temperature. I can relate because I used to be like that. Now don’t get me wrong. I wasn’t lazy and I wasn’t really a couch potato either, but my daughters weren’t totally off base when they used to joke that my personal trainer was the massage therapist I saw once a month.
It’s common knowledge that exercise is a crucial component to our overall health and wellness and the benefits of physical activity are hard to ignore. Exercise has been proven to lower blood pressure, to reduce the risk of heart disease, stress and anxiety, to help with weight loss, and to promote better sleep, but sometimes it’s hard to keep at it, especially if pain and discomfort are involved. Combining chiropractic care with your fitness routine can help with that and will also bring about many other benefits as well.
Why Should Chiropractic be Added to Your Fitness Routine?
Simply put, when you feel your best, you perform your best. So if you’re healthy and not currently suffering from pain or an injury, adding chiropractic care to your workout regimen can significantly enhance your performance by:
- Improving balance and coordination
- Reducing physical stress
- Supporting joint health and building strength
- Increasing flexibility and range of motion
But What if I am Experiencing Pain?
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, chiropractic care can help with that too! Your chiropractor will come up with a specific treatment plan to help get you into some form of fitness routine, or back to the level you once were at, by:
- Reducing pain in your back, neck, shoulders, and joints
- Realigning your spine to alleviate the tension in your body
- Improving your immune system … how can you work out if you aren’t feeling well?
- Promoting quicker healing to an injury that will minimize recovery time
- Reducing the risk of getting re-injured
- Keeping you off prescription medicine … who wants all of those distracting side effects anyway?
Adding exercise to your daily routine, or continuing with the fitness level that you are already at, is an important component to your overall health and goes a long way toward helping you enjoy the quality of life you want to live! If you choose to take a proactive stance on your health and well-being, want to enhance your workouts, or would like to have a personal trainer and not just a massage therapist, a chiropractor is a great place to start.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mesa, Ariz.