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Tips for Keeping School Healthy and Back Friendly

By Genevieve Cunningham

It’s time to go back to school. Whether you’re entering kindergarten or going back to college, this likely brings up plenty of worries and emotions. Will I like my classes? Will I do well? How do I make time for work, school, and extra activities? And perhaps most importantly, how do I keep myself healthy? While some of these worries will be alleviated after a couple of days in the classroom, taking care of your health -- or your child's health -- will take consistent work all year long. To keep yourself healthy and strong throughout the school year, take a look at these tips.

Get the Right Shoes

Shoes affect every part of the body. They’re so much more than part of your wardrobe! Good shoes should be supportive and comfortable. If they’re not, you’ll likely experience pain in the feet, back, and elsewhere in the body. Making sure that your shoes are strong and supportive can help alleviate pain, improve movement and activity, and keep you feeling strong and capable.

Buy the Right Backpack

Lugging around a ton of books can be really hard on the back. If you aren’t putting your books and supplies in something strong and supportive, it can wreak havoc on the spine and cause significant discomfort. Your backpack shouldn’t hang off of your body, but instead should be close to the body. It should have two straps, one on each shoulder. Do your best to avoid slinging your bag over one shoulder, letting the straps hang too low, or slumping forward to hold a heavy set of supplies.

Get Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is an excellent way to take care of your back and health through the school year. Chiropractors use gentle manipulation to remove joint restrictions from the body, which then reduces both tension and pain. Getting care on a regular basis may also bring benefits such as better sleep, improved concentration, more energy, and a wide range of others. If you need an easy, simple way to take care of your health, adding chiropractic care to your routine is a great place to start.

If you would like to add chiropractic care to your school year, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. Keeping yourself healthy through the school year is so important! Get your body, health, and life moving in the right direction beginning with a quick stop at The Joint as soon as today.

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

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