How You and Your Chiropractor Can Keep Kids Active

By Sandy Schroeder

Finding time to exercise with kids, and join them in the park or on the courts, could be one of the best gifts that we can give our children. As we spend more and more time on screens, knowing when to break away and head out the door could be crucial.

Remaining flexible could be the secret to making it happen. Why not walk, rather than drive, to visit a friend or run an errand?  What if you chose all day hikes, or a morning of biking, instead of long movies and ongoing screen time on the weekend?

According to LetsMove.gov, children need 60 minutes of play involving moderate to vigorous activity every day. It doesn't have to occur all at once. Just keep looking for opportunities.

Enjoying physical activity as a family builds confidence, too. Studies show kids who believe they have the skills to be physically active do so. Those who feel supported are more likely to stay active.

Play Together

Look for community family outings. Check local parks for family nature walks and wilderness hikes. This can be a way to stay in touch, talking with your child, and listening.

Join Your Kids in Sports

Support your kids in soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis or swimming. Volunteer to help at practices, or coach, and be there for those Saturday morning games.

Count on Your Chiropractor to Help

As you generate more time outdoors, you may run into sore muscles, or joints, and sprains. Stay in touch with your local chiropractor to ensure complete support.

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you has a dedicated staff of licensed chiropractors who see everyone from teens to seniors on a regular basis, seeking to relieve pain and provide good preventive measures.

You may want to bring the whole family in to set up individual profiles. Your chiropractor will explain how spinal adjustments are used to maintain spinal health that leads to greater overall wellness.

An adjustment is the gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities. It may provide far-reaching relief for pain, and an assortment of wellness benefits, such as more energy, better sleep, and a clearer focus.

As results are assessed, visits may continue as weekly 15-minute adjustments. Family members may work on individual issues as your chiropractor provides monitoring and more tips on staying free of injuries.

If this sounds like a resource you could use, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community and find out more. The Joint offers an affordable care program that eliminates insurance, and provides convenient weekend and evening hours. No appointments are needed.

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

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