Good Alignment for Great Health
By Donna Stark
We all know what a craving is and more than likely, we probably catch ourselves having one every few weeks or so. But besides the typical sweet treat or the cheesesteak that your favorite restaurant makes, do you know what else your body craves? I'll give you a hint ... your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic know and they work their hardest to be able to give it to you. That's right. Your body craves something more beneficial than those sweet treats or favorite meals. It craves perfect alignment.
What Does Posture Have to do With Alignment and Health?
When having discussions about proper posture, do you automatically envision young girls and boys sitting up straight and balancing books on their heads during etiquette class? Well, that's not entirely a bad vision to have, but proper posture isn't just about sitting up straight. It's about maintaining correct alignment in your body and staying on the path to optimal health and wellness. You see, poor posture can significantly impact the alignment of your bones, which can lead to chronically tense muscles, increased fatigue, limited range of motion, stiffness in your joints, and pain.
In addition, when your body is out of alignment, the function of your nervous system can become less efficient. As a result, you may experience other health issues as well, such as depression, headaches, low energy, and disruptions to your digestive, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems.
How Can Poor Alignment Be Corrected?
Poor alignment can be corrected in two ways. The first way is to remove all the negative stress placed on your body. This may include your poorly designed desk at work, your decades-old mattress, your bad lifting habits, your high heels, and even that backpack or purse you carry to work every day.
The second way is to include more good stress into your routines, which may include an ergonomic workstation, morning stretches, daily exercise, and routine chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments place your joints back in proper alignment, encourage good posture, and support optimal balance in the body. But the biggest payoff with regular chiropractic care is that your overall health and wellness are improved. Remember all of those health issues I mentioned above? Chiropractic care can help reduce the risk of ever needing to deal with them in the first place. So what do you say? Would you like to feel healthier, have more energy, and improve the quality of your life? Come on in to The Joint Chiropractic today then and give your body exactly what it is craving!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.