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Include Chiropractic Care in Your Wellness Plan

By Rachel Carver

Life gets busy as we juggle family and work obligations. It can seem impossible to prioritize our overall health and wellness. But creating a plan will make the tasks associated with staying healthy manageable.

Your health and wellness plan should contain a few elements. Creating a balanced diet and being intentional about regular exercise can help you feel better and reduce weight gain. Getting enough sleep energizes you to tackle your hectic schedule. And regular visits to your medical team -- including a chiropractor -- keeps your body functioning properly.

Read on to learn more about these health and wellness plan elements.

A Balanced Diet

Instead of focusing on what you should not eat, concentrate on adding healthy foods into your meals and snacks. Find recipes that will give you high amounts of lean proteins such as chicken and nut butters. Get creative with seasonal veggies. And don't shy away from healthy fats such as avocados, oils, and fish. Adopting an approach that uses more whole foods and less processed ones will leave you less room for junk food such as ice cream. However, it is acceptable to eat your favorite treats in moderation.

Exercise

From long hours in front of the computer to relaxing on the couch after work, it is easy to have too much sitting in your life. Not enough movement has been linked to high blood pressure and heart disease. Get at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week. Regular exercise can improve your mood, increase your energy, and help you maintain or lose weight.

Find a physical activity you enjoy and will stick with. Start a walking program. Join a yoga class. Take up a new hobby such as swimming or cycling.

Regular Medical Visits

An annual physical and a dental cleaning every six months can address any health issues. Regular chiropractic care can also be an important part of your health plan.

Chiropractors can ensure your body stays in proper alignment. This care is drug-free and affordable. Chiropractic adjustments can improve your range of motion, help you sleep better, and may also reduce headaches brought on by stress.

If you are ready to give chiropractic care a try as part of your health and wellness plan, head to The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. The Joint team will take the time to get to know you and your unique situation. They will design a treatment plan that works for you. Many people incorporate regular chiropractic care into their schedule after the first visit because of the benefits. Come on in today. The Joint's affordable prices and walk-in visits make care accessible to everyone.

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

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