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Lifestyle Habits That Cause Pain: Can You Change?

By Genevieve Cunningham

Creating a healthy lifestyle is up to you. No one is going to do it for you. In a lot of situations, we just let our lifestyles happen. We get into habits unintentionally. As a result, most people are living a life that is far from healthy. Sometimes, these habits aren't a big deal. Maybe you eat a few too many sweets or watch a little too much TV. But when our habits begin to cause pain, we're in trouble. If you feel like your lifestyle could use some improvement, take a look at these damaging lifestyle habits, plus some tips for making healthy changes and reducing pain.

TV Time

TV isn't all bad. Sometimes it's nice to get home from work, get comfortable on the couch, and binge watch a few episodes of a good show. But if we do this too often, it leads to inactivity, soreness, stiff muscles and joints, and deteriorating health. If you want to eliminate pain, you may have to cut back on your daily TV time.

Phone Time

In today's world, phones are with us at basically every hour of the day. We bend our neck to scroll through social media or text messages, and as a result, we often have an ongoing crick in the neck. If you're guilty of this kind of phone use, it might be one of the leading causes of pain in your life.

Healthy Tips

Luckily, there are things that we can do to improve our lifestyle and reduce ongoing pain. A few effective tips include:

  • Self-control - Sometimes you just need a little self-control. Set time limit on TV and phone use, and stick with it. 

  • Exercise - If you're not moving your body, you're doing it wrong! Make sure that you're getting daily exercise of some kind. Walk, jog, dance, cycle. Do something -- anything -- every day to improve overall health and beat pain for good.

  • Chiropractic care - Chiropractic care is incredibly effective at reducing pain. Chiropractors can remove joint restrictions from the body, which then reduces both tension and discomfort. It's natural. It's gentle. It's a great way to improve your lifestyle, your health, and everything about your life as you move into the future.

If you would like to try chiropractic care to ease pain and improve your lifestyle, make a trip to The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the extra stress and hassle. Chiropractic care can be great for your body, overall health, and life in general. Get moving in the right direction with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

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

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