Choose Good Health and Thrive
By Donna Kostiew
The choices you make from the moment you wake up to the second you close your eyes at night have a significant impact on whether you are thriving or simply just surviving from day to day. Are you choosing to fuel your body with a nutritious diet, energizing yourself with water, and moving your body as much as you can during your days? It is important to establish a lifestyle of wellness and create the right environment for you to thrive, and focusing on healthy choices is the foundation that is needed. One such choice that is easy to make and benefits your health in so many ways is to see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic regularly.
Creating a Journey of Health
There are many variables that impact your ability to achieve and maintain your health goals and chiropractic care can help with most of them. Let’s look at a few here.
Nourishment – The nervous system influences every single part of the body, and digestion is no exception. So when there is a joint restriction in the spine, the nervous system may become unbalanced, disrupting communication lines. In turn, your body may not understand what to do with the nutrition it is receiving. Chiropractic adjustments will remove all joint restrictions and will encourage optimal function of the digestive system. In addition to getting regular adjustments, take a balanced approach to your diet every day and set a goal to eat the required amount of servings from each food group. Slow down, too! Eating more slowly and chewing your food thoroughly has been shown to reduce the number of calories consumed.
Hydration - There is no denying how important and vital drinking water is to our overall health, including the health of our spine. Between every vertebra in the spine, there is a disc which functions as a shock absorber and allows us to bend, twist, and move without our bones rubbing together. These discs need water so that your spine can function properly, and when you add regular chiropractic adjustments as well, you can reduce the risk of both neck and back pain. Remember that dehydration isn't as simple as being thirsty, so be sure to drink the recommended amount every day.
Motion – Our bodies were designed to move. They weren’t designed to go from the office chair, to the driver’s seat, and then to the couch at night. So do whatever you can to add some extra motion to your day. Chiropractic care can help keep your body in optimal shape so that it is always ready for exercise and always ready for motion. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help keep your body moving in many ways, such as: improving balance and coordination, strengthening muscle function, increasing flexibility and range of motion, supporting joint health, and preventing recurrence of past injuries.
So the question is … do you want to thrive or survive? It’s your choice and The Joint Chiropractic makes that decision an easy one.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Portland, Ore.