Setting New Fitness Goals? Chiropractic Can Help

By Sandy Schroeder

Fitness has always been important, but now health experts are telling us just how crucial it can be to our daily lives and long-term well-being.

If you want to upgrade your fitness, chiropractic may have the answers you need. The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you provides a wellness center that deals in health, wellness and fitness on a daily basis.

How Your Chiropractor Can Help

Ask yourself where you want to be in fitness, and your chiropractor may be able to help you get there. Starting with a gentle targeted spinal adjustment, the goal will be to relieve any aches and pains and generate an overall sense of well-being.

As you experience the benefits, you may want to do weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments to enjoy the wellness and provide a regular platform to work on fitness. First, check with your doctor to approve new exercises, then begin gradually to shape the fitness program you need.

Walking - Work into a 30-minute daily walking routine, split into three 10-minute walks or one special walk with the kids and the dog after work.

Water aerobics - Get your whole family to join you in heated indoor pools or outside in the water as summer comes. For seniors with arthritis, warm water soothes pain and supports the joints during exercise.

Stretching - Lose that morning stiffness and end-of-the day soreness with daily stretching. When you have trouble reaching the top shelf or bending down to the floor, daily stretching exercises will help your body loosen up.

Strength training -  Lose weight and improve your balance as your build a strength training program. If you use weights, start with light ones and work with a trainer initially. Yoga also provides strength training using individual poses to lift body weight.

‎Core body work - Use mat exercises at home or try Pilates or yoga to tone the core muscles in the back, bottom, front and inner thighs. These are the muscles that help you stand up straight, lift a heavy box, or kick a soccer ball.

Home, garden and garage - Individual fitness doesn’t have to start with the gym. If you are active on a daily basis in your home, garden or garage, be aware of the muscles you are working, and consider adding individual exercises for any areas missed.

When you are ready to work on fitness, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Personal affordable healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance and require no appointments. Clinics are open weekends and evenings.

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

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