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Getting Advice on Nutrition and Exercise

By Stephen R. Farris

We don't always associate nutrition and exercise with chiropractic care, however, eating a good, healthy balance of foods rich with proteins, vitamins and fibers actually helps your joints and muscles function as they should and lessens the chances of injury. Strong joints and muscles keep you well-balanced, especially if you do a lot of walking or running, swimming, or just about any physical activity. 

Eat Healthy

Start your day with a good breakfast. Enjoy a healthy snack between meals. Take time out for  lunch other than fast food; even though you might be tired from work in the evenings, take time to cook a meal so that you know what's actually going into your body. Your body will thank you for these changes in the long run.

Be sure to include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Studies show that eating more fruits and vegetables is a good way to help prevent heart disease and many forms of cancer. 

Make sure you're drinking enough water throughout the day. When waking up in the morning, drink a glass of water. It will help to get your body going. Stay hydrated at work. And before bedtime, drink another glass. It's all about lifestyle change and staying healthy. 

Keep Active

Start an exercise routine, maybe a morning walk or run, or you can do an aerobic workout in the comfort of your home. There are lots of videos available on the internet that you can exercise to, from beginning to novice. Visiting your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can be beneficial since they can offer suggestions on starting and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. 

Drop the Vice

Drop the bad habits such as smoking. Did you know smoking can actually prevent your body from absorbing much needed nutrients and that smokers tend to have more back problems than non-smokers. Getting the nutrients you need, in the right way, can also aid you in a better night's sleep. The target range is anywhere between six to eight hours a night.

So what are you waiting for? Time to get off the couch and start exercising. Kick those sugar-filled foods and snacks to the wayside and begin loading up with the nutrients you need. And remember, visit with your chiropractor to learn more about nutrition and exercise to keep your muscles and joints the healthiest they can be.

To find out more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fayetteville, N.C.

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