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Can Chiropractic Combat the Consequences of TV?

By Genevieve Cunningham

Television. Some people would argue that TV is one of the greatest inventions of the modern world. We love being able to sit for a few minutes and zone out. Whether we're catching up on our favorite Netflix series, chilling with a classic movie, or simply using the TV as background noise, most of us spend hours in front of the screen. When it comes to convenience and comfort, TV is awesome. But when it comes to health and wellness, TV may be causing more problems than we realize. If you're guilty of far-too-ample screen time, take a look at the potential damage followed by some tips for better health now.

Is TV Bad?

Television is only bad when it's abused. If you watch TV all day every day, then you're probably bringing all of the negatives with very few of the positive aspects of television. When used in moderation, TV can bring news, entertainment, and even instruction. 

What are the Consequences?

If you do watch too much TV, it can diminish certain aspects of health. For some, it means inactivity and weight gain. For others, it means a stiff neck and sore back. And still for others, it means joint pain and general body discomfort. Too much TV can strain the eyes, create body tension, and increase the risk of heart disease. While TV is a wonderful convenience, it's also a health danger when used inappropriately. 

Tips for Balance

  • Limits - The most obvious way to enhance health is to limit your TV use. Watch TV! But limit your screen time to an hour or so a day, and use the rest of your time to move and be active.

  • Exercise - Another important way to combat the consequences of TV is to simply exercise regularly. Exercise at least four times per week. Exercise while you watch TV. This directly negates the inactivity that comes with TV and can keep you healthier overall.

  • Chiropractic care - Because too much TV directly creates neck and back pain, many find chiropractic care to be one of the best options. Chiropractors help remove problem areas from the spine, which eliminates pain and improves overall health. Regular care may also encourage movement and better posture. TV is a part of life, and chiropractic care may help balance the negatives to keep the body healthy without completely giving up our guilty pleasure. 

If chiropractic care sounds like something worth exploring in your life, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the extra stress and hassle. Television is a blessing and a curse! Learn some balance, take care of your health, and protect your body beginning with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

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

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