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How to Dress for Better Health

By Genevieve Cunningham

When many of us think about health, we think about the obvious things. We think about foods and exercise programs and calories and sweat. But it's not very often that we think about clothing. It just doesn't seem important, right? How could it possibly matter? While it's true that clothing is not the most important aspect of our health, it probably makes a bigger impact than you think. If you would like to improve your health in every possible way, take a look at how you can dress your body for better health starting today.

Layer Up

Layers are important for keeping our bodies safe from the elements and maintaining a healthy temperature. Carry things like sunscreen, sunshade, and chapstick with you everywhere you go. This protects the outer layer of your body from damage. If the weather is changing, you can also carry a light jacket and umbrella, which can help you avoid getting chills that lead to illness. The bottom line? Be prepared.

Wear Supportive Shoes

Your shoes can affect everything from your feet to your knees to your back. If you are wearing shoes that are unsupportive, it's time to make a switch. You want shoes that are both comfortable as well as supportive to your feet. This can help you avoid pain and various kinds of injury in your body.

Lighten Your Load

For some reason, we all think that we have to carry a million things with us wherever we go. While it's smart to have a few things stashed in your car, you don't actually want to carry a heavy load on your person. If you carry a thick wallet, it would be incredibly beneficial to make it as slim as possible. This can prevent pain in the hips and in the back. If you carry a purse, you'll want to make this as light as possible. This might take some adjustment to your usual lifestyle, but the manner in which it will protect your body will be well worth it.

Your clothing is about so much more than looks. Sure, you want to feel good in what you have on, but more importantly, you want to be healthy. Use these tips to protect your body and create a wardrobe that is all about both style and health.

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

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