Chiropractic Helps You Take Better Care of Yourself
By Sandy Schroeder
Self-care can be tricky when you are dealing with small children or aging parents, working nonstop, and handling a million other tasks. Somehow, time for that relaxing cup of hot tea or a quiet walk just slips away.
At the same time, health can take a real hit if we insist on powering ahead. HarvardHealth’s Dr. Monique Tello sums it up: “We can’t function very well if we aren’t very well. If it is important to us to be able to take care of others, then we must pay attention to our own well-being.”
Imagine what would happen if you could not help the ones that depend on you. Burnout, high blood pressure, and anxiety are all real possibilities.
Your Chiropractor Can Help
Finding ways to fight back could start with The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. The Joint’s licensed chiropractors are well equipped to help. Wellness is a way of life for them as they focus on your spinal health and overall well-being. When your spine is in good health, you may be, too.
A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may relieve ongoing aches and pains, and open the door to self-care. You may feel more energy, get better sleep, and be less stressed.
Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be the key to self-care. As you maintain spinal health, you can work on more strategies such as these from Harvard Health.
Keep moving every day – That daily walk can make you smile, refuel your energy and siphon off pent-up stress. Many of my friends say it is a great creative boost, too. They have their best ideas when they step out the door. Sandwich in 15-minute walks, mat workouts, or runs to the park with your kids. I call that “motion wellness."
Get the right food fuel – Focus on fresh fruits and vegetables. Hide the chips and cookies and set out bowls of nuts or apple slices with peanut butter. Whip up black bean tacos with lots of peppers and onions or grilled salmon and baked sweet potato dinners instead of burgers, fries or pizza.
Ease your mind – Find ways to be still and quiet, taking deep breaths and focusing on the moment. This could be a form of meditation or it could be knitting, walking, swimming or baking, whatever helps to calm you down. Reading works wonders for me. A pause with a good book can erase a whole day of stress.
Start taking care of yourself better. Stop by the Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out more about the affordable healthcare plans that require no insurance. Flexible weekend and evening hours are available and no appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Atlanta, Ga.