Use Chiropractic and Core Exercises to Power Through Summer
By Sandy Schroeder
As the rest of summer beckons, all of us want to be just a bit trimmer and a lot more fit. If we really think about it, a little effort could make the difference.
Start with a visit to your local chiropractor, The Joint Chiropractic, and learn more about making the most of wellness, as you see how your spinal health affects every motion you make.
Then follow up with some core muscle exercises to power up your arms and legs for sailing, hiking and running through the rest of summer.
When you visit your chiropractor, a spinal adjustment will be used to evaluate the health of your spine, correcting any misalignments. Since the spine houses the delicate nervous system that governs all of your movements, your chiropractor seeks to help you relieve pain and achieve overall better health by keeping it in peak condition.
This could translate into weekly 15-minute chiropractic sessions that could nip any new twinges of pain in the bud, and allow you to explore other areas, such as better workouts, stress reduction classes or healthier diets. One of the areas you may learn more about could be core exercises.
Need for a Strong Core
Core exercises are so crucial because your core muscles link your lower body and upper body. Every move you make starts in your core or moves through it. If your core is tight or weak, you will lose power in your arms and legs.
Core muscles are pelvic, buttock, side, back and abdominal. As you strengthen these muscles you will be adding new strength to your running, swimming or golf and tennis matches. The core exercises will also help you keep your balance on and off the court. They could help you knock off a few home tasks too.
According to healthharvard.edu, The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggests at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercises each week or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week.
The summer will be gone before we know it, but the smart health approaches learned in chiropractic, and gained in core exercises should keep right on going all year long.
Find out more at your local chiropractor, The Joint Chiropractic. The Joint offers a private, affordable health care program in place of insurance and flexible, extended hours. Walk-in visits are welcome.