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Developing Healthy Habits for Your Back and Body

By Rachel Shouse

It's generally accepted that there are a handful of things you can do for yourself in order to increase your chances of a long and healthy life. Most can concede that it's important to maintain a healthy weight by getting adequate exercise. Same for eating a healthy diet. Some may not know another very important step. Which is, the importance of regular chiropractic care. 

What You Eat and Obtaining or Maintaining a Healthy Weight

You've probably heard how important your diet is to maintaining your health. Eating a well balanced diet provides more than a slim waistline. Food, while very yummy, has its purposes. It's meant to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to operate as well as possible. 

On top of eating well you should be drinking plenty of water. Water replenishes our body of fluids and enzymes which are key to our organs functioning as well as possible. There are simple ways to make sure that you get adequate hydration. Try setting a timer on your phone or keeping a water bottle nearby. There are apps out there that can help you log your intake as well. The sky's the limit.

What Working Out Can Do For You

Getting the recommended amount of exercise is vital to your body operating as well as possible. Doctors suggest exercising for 3-5 hours a week. You can work out more as long as you're not having any pain or problems. Some choose to work out for over an hour every day of the week. Those who can do this could reap many a benefit later on in life.

Working out strengthens your heart, which can prevent heart disease later on in life. Along with that, you'll also gain muscle. The more muscle you have, the more calories you'll burn which leads to weight loss depending on the calories you eat in a day. 

Receiving Regular Chiropractic Care

It's important to maintain a healthy relationship with your health care team. Chiropractors are no exception. While general practitioners are great and are really helpful, chiropractors are trained to take a more natural approach to health care. Extreme cases can require major interventions, but getting a chiropractors opinion first could prevent the need for surgeries or painkillers.

Preventing extremes can provide many benefits later on in life. Opioid addiction has become very common and it's hurting so many people. Alongside that, sedentary lifestyles are causing a raise in heart disease, diabetes, and other serious health conditions. Both of these scenarios are far too common and could be prevented with proper education.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.

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