Chiropractic for a Healthy School Year
By Donna Stark
Whether you believe it or not, schools are already opening their doors. Children across the country are heading back to class, and as much excitement is in the air, there are equal amounts of germs. It is imperative that both parents and children take the steps to get their immune systems in tip-top shape because tests don't only occur with paper and pencil. Our immune systems are tested every day with the people and things that we are exposed to (and there are a lot of things found inside our schools). So don't count on luck to stay well this year. Stay one step ahead of those germs and strengthen your immune system with some healthy habits and chiropractic care at The Joint Chiropractic! Take a look.
A healthy immune system relies on a healthy nervous system and chiropractic care is the way to achieve that! By placing the spine in its proper alignment and removing the joint restrictions and nerve interference, the communication signals your body depends on can flow freely. This allows your immune system to function at an optimal level and reduces the incidence of illness and sick days for both children and their parents!
Fruit and Vegetables
The foundation to a healthy immune system is a diet packed with nutrient-dense foods, so start incorporating more fruit and vegetables into your meals! Aim for at least five cups combined each day and start eliminating processed and sugary foods. Doing this will boost the nutritional content in everyone's diet and strengthen their immune systems.
Get Plenty of Rest
Quality sleep is vital to immune system function. It's the time when the body rests, recovers, and repairs itself from the long day it just went through and prepares for the next day ahead of it. It's also a time the body uses to fight off infections. It's important to establish a good bedtime routine of going to bed and waking up at the same time each day.
Want another reason to encourage exercise with your children? Well, here it is! Daily exercise has been shown to strengthen the immune system's response to foreign invaders. In other words, by getting in at least 30 minutes of exercise every day, the risk of getting sick can be reduced.
Staying Healthy This School Year
As with most things in life, it takes a fair amount of commitment and effort to maintain the highest level of health as possible. So start establishing those healthy habits and bring your child into The Joint Chiropractic today! With more than 450 locations nationwide, no appointment required, and daily hours, giving your child a great start to their school year (and the rest of their life!) couldn't be any easier!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Portland, Ore.