Why Exercise as a Lifestyle Is So Important
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of intend to move more than we do, and like to think we are active. But often, much of our days are spent sitting, linked to one screen, project, or task after another. Sometimes we make it to the gym or out walking, but too much of our time gets swallowed up.
That’s where the problem comes in. Research tells us exercise keeps our spine healthy and a healthy spine can keep us active and pain-free.
Spine.com reminds us simple exercise programs that stretch and strengthen the back, abdominals or hamstrings, will circulate nutrients into the spinal discs and soft tissues, keeping discs, muscles, ligaments and joints healthy.
As we age, staying active can be the difference in being able to romp with our kids at the park and play golf or tennis with friends, or not. As seniors, it can be the difference between living independently in our own homes, or needing assisted care.
Staying active can be as simple as finding a way to move every day. You may walk before work, head out for a run after work, or do a gym workout in the evening. For others, it might mean gardening, hiking, or camping. Whatever keeps you active could make a huge difference in your health.
Keeping your spine healthy could also mean a visit to your local chiropractor, The Joint Chiropractic, where you will find a wellness center that specializes in helping you stay active.
The American Chiropractic Association notes that a majority of Americans are now choosing chiropractic as their first drug-free, conservative choice, instead of visits to the doctor for prescription pain medications or appointments with a surgeon.
A Clean Slate
The chiropractic wellness program seeks to maintain spinal health with spinal adjustments. That philosophy seeks to create a clean slate, where improved spinal health may reshape how you feel and how much energy you have. When that happens it is a whole lot easier to show up and keep moving.
Your chiropractor will use spinal adjustments to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or the joints. When the misalignments are corrected, many people report less joint pain, new energy, a clearer focus, better digestion and improved metabolism. If this sounds like the way for you to keep moving and stay healthy, drop in today.
The Joint Chiropractic, as your local chiropractor, offers affordable treatment plans in place of insurance, and flexible evening and weekend hours. Walk-ins are welcome.