Chiropractic Tip: Protect Health, Move All Day Long
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us spend way too much time sitting at work, behind the wheel in the car, or on the couch in the evening with TV, laptops and video games. Put it all together and we are increasing our risk for chronic disease and a shorter life.
The American Heart Association says sedentary behavior may contribute to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and even early death. Being physically active helps, but we may all need to increase our movements throughout the day and the evening to counteract the effects of sitting.
Harvard Health suggests starting with a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week. Then add more gym workouts, home exercise center time, and ongoing favorite winter sports.
How Chiropractic Brings It Together
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you staffs a wellness center that helps all sorts of people pick the right health and fitness options. The Joint Chiropractic doctors of chiropractic are well equipped to help you.
Bring your questions and goals as you get to know your chiropractor and find out more about spinal health. The spine allows you to twist and turn throughout the day, and the central nervous system inside the spine coordinates everything the body does from morning through night.
A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may provide pain relief for joints and muscles, and generate an overall sense of well-being. Benefits are unique to the individual. As you evaluate yours, you may find weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments up your energy, improve your sleep, and increase your alertness. At the same time, they may help you explore more fitness options with your chiropractor.
Ways to Stay More Active
Together, you and your chiropractor can assess your fitness and find the best options.
- Get up 15 minutes early to do a quick jog, run or walk
- Use mid-morning work breaks to stretch or do mat exercises
- Make working discussions walking ones
- Back up healthy lunches with a half-hour of yoga
- Step outside for a 15-minute walk in the afternoon
- After work, head outside with your kids
- Walk the dog or walk with your kids in the evening
- Add some workout props to the family room
- Make weekends active ones with winter sports or home exercise centers
- Learn a new sport with your kids at a local community center
When you are ready to get fit, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Find out more about affordable personal healthcare packages and plans that eliminate the hassle of insurance. Weekend and evening hours make visits easy. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Roseville, Minn.