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Chiropractic Advice for Autumn

By Brandi Swieter 

The autumn season is perfect for pretty colors, pumpkin spice lattes, and fall carnivals. What it isn’t always good for is health. People start to experience a decline in health when the autumn air hits. The weather changes to cold, windy, and rainy, and the summer sunshine goes away. With slick terrain, more colds than usual, and other worries, chiropractors offer advice for a healthier autumn than usual.

Warm Up Before Yard Work

One of the biggest concerns for homeowners throughout the fall season is the buildup of leaves on the lawn. The leaves start falling and debris piles up quickly in the yard. Before raking, anyone responsible for the task should be sure to warm up their bodies so they are adequately prepared. Failing to do so can lead to injury and muscle overuse.

Wear Comfortable Shoes

Whether a person is outdoors tackling chores, walking through the park, or attending a fall event, a sturdy pair of shoes that feel comfortable on the feet are best to wear. Non-slip shoes are ideal because of the wet grass and leaves that are common during the fall months.

Keep Drinking Water

Many people tend to drink water in excess over the summer months because it’s so hot outside. Once fall hits, some stop drinking as much. Everyone needs to keep drinking water into the autumn and throughout the rest of the year. It not only helps to keep the joints flexible, which can prevent injury, but it works to improve health and keep sickness at bay.

Visit the Chiropractor Regularly

The chiropractor is one of the best people to see during the autumn weather. The doctor can perform an assessment and offer an adjustment that will remove restrictions in the spine and improve the nervous system by freeing up the body's communication pathway. All of this tends to alleviate pain and tension and reduce symptoms of illness in other parts of the body -- not just the back. Regular visits during the fall and winter months should be on everyone’s to-do list if they want to remain healthy.

Maintain health this autumn by following advice from a chiropractor. Taking these things into consideration will help to improve health conditions and keep sickness at bay as much as possible. Visit The Joint Chiropractic for an adjustment and to help with this improvement.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Salem, N.H.

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