Smart Ways to Mix Family Fun and Fitness
By Sandy Schroeder
Spring is here and summer is coming up fast. Most of us are eager to shake off the winter doldrums. A good place to start could be trimming down and toning up.
Your local chiropractor could be the wellness coach you need to help meet your goals. When you stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you, the Joint’s staff of licensed chiropractors are ready to help. Think about what your family needs. See if this sounds familiar.
- Get off the couch and away from those video games
- Hide the cookies and the chips to lose 10 pounds
- Start a daily fitness routine, walking, running or stretching
- Find a new sport for the whole family
When you come in, you and your chiropractor can pin down your goals and assess your spinal health. Your chiropractor will explain how the health of your spine could predict your overall health.
An adjustment may be used to correct any dysfunctions in the spine. The adjustment is accomplished through the gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities.
You may experience a new sense of wellness and relief from any pain that you have. Wellness is an individual thing. Many patients note fresh energy, better sleep, and more alertness.
As you assess your results, you may choose to use weekly 15-minute adjustment sessions to keep the wellness going. You may also want to bring your family in as you pull together new fitness plans.
Family Fun and Fitness
Family wellness can be as simple as daily walks after work, or weekend camping trips. You might join your kids on the parallel bars at the park, sign up for a family exercise program, or go biking for the afternoon. Gardening projects, in which everybody gets to grow their choice, or construction projects in the garage, may work for your family, too.
Individual family profiles might focus on maintaining a healthy weight, and eating healthier, weeding out the burgers and pizza.
I have watched many families follow this path to wellness. Some parents coached their kids’ soccer games. Others taught their kids how to swim, sail or surf. Still others headed out to the courts for tennis or basketball. Their chiropractors were always on standby to help with injuries or give advice.
If this sounds like a plan for your family, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out more. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Weekend and evening hours are available, and walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.