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Sit Way Too Much? Chiropractic May Help

By Sandy Schroeder

Most of us sit way too much at work, and then we go home and head for the couch. If you can relate, your chiropractor may have the answers to keep you and your life moving.

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you provides a wellness center that covers all of the bases. When you come in, licensed chiropractors will have the best answers for health, wellness and fitness.

Meet Your Chiropractor

Stop by and get to know your chiropractor as you discuss the amount of time that you sit, any aches and pain that you have, and your health history.

Your chiropractor will explain how your spinal health may impact your overall health, and a gentle targeted spinal adjustment may work to ease aches and pains and help you stay on track at home and at work.

Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may help you feel your best and learn some new ways to keep moving while you sit.

Here are a few “couchersizing" routines from HarvardHealth that will keep you limber, and may help you live longer. Check with your doctor first and then try these at home on the couch, or during a break at work with a mat.

Get your heart rate up - Work the oblique muscles in your sides, and trim your waist twisting your body from side to side while you watch a slow-moving show or endure a commercial.

Exercise while lying on the couch - Stretch your legs out in front of you and squeeze the quadriceps for a count of 10. Relax and repeat. Or do leg lifts to build abs and side lifts to strengthen hip muscles.

Go from sitting to standing - Work the quadriceps in the front of the thigh and the glutes in the buttocks to get your heart rate up and keep your body flexible. Go from sitting to standing 10 times in a row. Rest and repeat.

Squeeze the shoulders - Straighten up after sitting hunched over all day in front of the computer. Pull the shoulder blades together keeping them flat. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times.

Keep looking for more exercises that you can do during the day and talk with your chiropractor about your posture and your workspace. I have watched many people stay active with just a little effort here and there, and the help of their chiropractors.

Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out more about their personal healthcare plans that require no insurance. Clinics are open on weekends and evenings, and walk-in visits are welcome.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lexington, S.C.

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