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Keep Moving With the Help of Chiropractic

By Paul Rothbart

The thought of being a couch potato may appeal to some people but a sedentary lifestyle is not healthy and can lead to all kinds of problems. You don't have to run marathons or compete in triathlons, but staying active is a much better way to live for your mind and body. You may have aches and pains and find it difficult to get up and move. Activity and a little help from a chiropractor can help you get over the pain and your inertia and get moving.

The Dangers of Being Sedentary

Living a sedentary lifestyle causes muscles to atrophy and joints to tighten. This can cause considerable pain and make it difficult to do things you need to do, like your job. The dangers get worse. Obesity is a common result of inactivity and that can increase your risk of many chronic diseases by as much as a factor of two. Twice the chance of heart disease, diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. It can also shorten your lifespan significantly as people who are not active are much more prone to an early death. When you realize all of this, lying around binge-watching your favorite show is not so attractive anymore.

Staying Active

You don't have to spend hours in the gym to be healthy and active. In fact, if you have been inactive for a while, it's important to start slow. Taking a 5-minute walk around your neighborhood is a great start. It's much more than doing nothing and you can build on it over time. Walking is an excellent exercise for your health but you can do other things. Choose something you enjoy. Biking, hiking, playing sports, all of them are great activities as long as you do them consistently and don't push yourself beyond your current capabilities. Activity can become a habit and part of your lifestyle.

See a Chiropractor

Sitting around all the time can cause problems in your spine such as subluxations and compressed discs. Your joints may also suffer damage. These problems cause pain and make getting active difficult. A chiropractor can find any problems you may have with an examination. They can be corrected with a series of adjustments. This may greatly reduce your pain and increase your mobility. The more active you are, the more active you can be. Regular chiropractic treatments can also be a part of this positive cycle.

If you spend most of your free time sitting around, stop harming your health. Get up and move. You can do it if you start a little at a time. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment. Chiropractic care may help you achieve the activity level you need to stay in top health.

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

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