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Chiropractic Helps Moms, Dads and Kids Stay Active

By Sandy Schroeder

Most of us intend to be way more active than we are, but daily issues slow us down. Appointments, deadlines, and ongoing commitments continue to get in the way.

Breaking through could begin with a visit to your local chiropractor. The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you staffs a wellness center that is entirely different. When you come in, you will meet the doctors of chiropractic, who help people of all ages find answers for pain and wellness. They can help you pin down goals to get started with more activities.

Bring your family and get to know your chiropractor, who will explain the whole person, natural approach to wellness that revolves around the spine. The spine houses the central nervous system that controls almost everything the body does. Keeping the spine healthy helps the whole body function better.

Gentle targeted spinal adjustments to correct dysfunctions may provide pain relief, and an overall sense of well-being. Better sleep, more energy, and alertness may occur. When the whole family feels more energetic, you can pick some good targets.

You and your family may find weekly 15-minute adjustments work as a foundation for new activities. Starting with a 30-minute per day exercise goal, your chiropractor can suggest a range of activities and exercises. Start with your doctor’s approval and try a few options.

Parent and kid sports – Teach a child a new sport such as golf, sailing, or tennis.

Community classes – Sign up for yoga, tai, chi or swim classes.

Walking – Get everybody walking, before breakfast, after work, or in the evening walking the dog.

Weekend camping – Spend the weekend outdoors, away from video games.

Start a chart – Make it a friendly competition as you log in the family’s activities for the week. Then give special awards to the winners.

Backyard practice – Set up areas for fall sports such as soccer, track or basketball.

Wilderness hikes – Join community hikes geared to include kids.

Home projects – To keep everyone active consider some house or garden family efforts.

Water sports – Involve the whole family in swimming or boating.

Outdoors focus – Look for more ways to be active outside with photography, art, or other environmental projects. I visited a local environmental center and found they had a “butterfly house.” Great way to spend an afternoon.

As you expand your family’s horizons, count on The Joint Chiropractic clinic to support your efforts. Find out more about affordable healthcare plans that do not require insurance. Convenient weekend and evening hours are available, and walk-in visits are welcome.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Atlanta, Ga.

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