Don't Just Sit There, Visit Your Chiropractor Now!
By Donna Kostiew
Are you sitting your life away? In today’s world of sitting, sitting, and even more sitting, the health issues related to it are becoming more common than ever. Even if you exercise regularly, excessive sitting can wreak havoc on your body, especially on your hips and lower back. But just because it’s common doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do anything about it. Your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic wants to help you fight the negative effects that too much sitting can have on your body.
So Where Does it all Start?
Proper alignment is the foundation of an optimally functioning body. Essentially, it is the building block that maintains a healthy nervous and immune system. It can help your body build stronger muscles and increase endurance, it also takes the stress off your joints and promotes your body’s natural process of healing old injuries.
Some everyday activities can cause limitations in your body’s alignment and the biggest culprit of that is sitting. Inactivity can aggravate old injuries and create new habits that are horrible for the health of your spine and hips. In addition, when your alignment is off balance, your entire system will be off.
How to Combat Inactivity When Your Options are Limited
Most of the inactivity that we experience comes as a result of work or school. We are constantly sitting, working on computers or laptops, and often don’t realize how much time has passed until we finally take notice of the clock. Here are some suggestions on how to add some movement during your day.
- Use a smaller coffee cup so refills are more frequent
- Set an alarm for every 30 minutes to take a break
- Use TV commercials as a reminder at home to stand up and move
- Meeting someone for coffee? Hold a walking meeting instead
- Stand up and walk while on the phone
Combating Everything Else with Chiropractic Care
Your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic can help correct your alignment that may be out of whack and will remove any joint restrictions that are a result of too much sitting. Not only will this help with any back or hip pain, but it will also benefit your body in the following ways.
- Increase in physical activity
- Decrease in weight
- Decreased risk of arthritis and spinal issues
- Improved nervous system and organ function
- Less stress
- More energy and better moods
- Fewer doctor visits and medications
So there it is … plenty of reasons to see your local chiropractor and to keep your body moving as many times during the day as you can. Keep your strength, mobility and most importantly, your health by staying active and adding chiropractic care to your wellness routine.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Temecula, Calif.