Working Women Score Quality Family Time Thanks to Chiropractics
Having a full time job, providing for your household, taking care of your children, spending quality time with your spouse, friends and extended family members, can all be considered daunting tasks, but ones that we are responsible for fulfilling. Some people say that being a working professional is the most demanding thing in one’s life, let alone the many other hats that are worn outside of a regular 9 to 5 job.
For many years, women in the workplace have come under scrutiny, for a multitude of reasons. With so many important women throughout history paving the way for women of today, the mindset and behaviours of women in the world has taken a shift. Now, here in the 21st century, women in the workplace are a force to be reckoned with. The amount of women in the workforce has taken a rapid increase over the last two decades and continues to climb. Hillary Clinton said it best,
The life of a busy woman can often be interrupted by so many outside influences, whether it’s your boss breathing down your neck to meet that deadline, or the plethora of things on your to do list that you need to tackle before the week is over, important things like health and well-being fall to the bottom of the to do list. Trying so hard to focus on work and all of the time constraints that it puts on the remaining important things within a woman's life can be a difficult task in and of itself. Birthdays, anniversaries, school plays, and even milestones in the lives of those around working women, have been known to take an accidental backseat.
Chiropractic care has slowly started to become the go to form of pain relief in working women for a number of personal and health related reasons. When burning the candle at both ends seems to be the norm, and you’re missing out on so many things in your life, aches and pains creep in and also become common place. However, learning to deal with that nagging headache everyday, or that lower back pain, is something that you shouldn’t have to do, in fact, pain is a good indicator that something is wrong, and ignoring it means you’re doing yourself an injustice.
Regular Chiropractic Care Means a Healthier you
What was once thought of as a great form of treatment for the pain you wake up with after a night of sleeping in an awkward position, or for that pain in your back that you just couldn’t seem to shake, chiropractic care is coming into its own in a big way. Not solely for head and neck pain, the word is out on chiropractics, and more working moms are spreading it.
Maintaining your body and mind, so that you’re able to function is something that should be at the top of everyone's list. However, it can be easy to get swallowed whole by work, by family or even that project you’ve been steadily working on, that you’d really like to finish, and by everything else that you seem to think is highly important, and when that happens, you become a little less healthy as the days go by. What many people fail to realize is that the longer you push your health to the side and replace it with work, the more damage you’re doing to your body, sometimes irreparable.
The fact of the matter is, nobody is equipped to handle stress well, even knowing this, there are still so many people that believe the myth that they can juggle everything in their lives without repercussions. In fact, according to a study conducted by the American Psychological Association, women tend to be much more stressed than men in general (close to 10% more); women with many roles to fill in their lives also tend to have a much higher level of stress to have to handle. Many women look for a quick fix in order to carry on with their busy schedules, and in doing so they turn to over the counter medications for things like headaches brought on by stress, or even fatigue and neck pain. This however, only masks the issue, whereas chiropractic care allows the body's functions, like the healing function, to perform optimally so that the body can do what it was designed to do, heal itself.
Chiropractic care aims to keep your joints healthy, your immune system fully functional, and your central nervous system in check, all so that you can go on leading the life you desire. Nobody wants to be bogged down because of a chronic headache, fatigue or any other ailment that can potentially knock you out of the game for a significant amount of time. Being riddled with expensive medical bills, missing out on quality family time, and not being able to really enjoy the things you love, wih the ones you love, can all be avoided with regular chiropractic care.
Taking the time to ensure that your body is in it’s best possible condition, alleviating pain from the joints, muscles, the body and mind, is what a licensed doctor of chiropractics is trained to do. giving yourself the best possible chance at full mobility, less pain, less stress and more happiness, means less time spent wasting energy and efforts on unnecessary things, and spending more time with your family and the ones you cherish.
Sure, there will always be constant stressors in your life, but how hard you work shouldn’t be reflected by your state of health. Work hard, but also give yourself time to be able to play the same way. Here at The Joint, we make it easy for our patients to receive chiropractic care, even the busy working professional. It’s our goal to keep you healthy as best as we can, but also to enable you to lead the life you intend. With no appointments necessary, and a full staff on hand to assist you with questions, concerns and anything else regarding your health, we aim to keep you up and running, and as healthy as can be. We know what makes a good chiropractor; with hands on, personal consultations, we make your experience with us one that is enjoyable, informative and effective.
A Healthier YOU Means More Quality Family Time
So, what does regular chiropractic care bring to the always on the go, working woman? Well, not only does it bring a much healthier body and mind, it also gives you something else that you cannot put a price on...quality family time.
When you're healthier, and your body is in the best shape possible, you are far less likely to come down with an illness. The body is better able to fight off free radicals and bacteria that threaten to take time spent with loved ones, away from you. The healthier you are, the more time you can devote to the many other things in your life that you may not necessarily get a chance to indulge in as much as you’d like, especially when you’re not feeling great. From home and garden projects, to fun times with friends, to quality time with your children. More time with family means that not only are you healthier and happier, so to are those in your life that you love. When you’re not having to fight off a cold, you are then able to enjoy family time, enjoy work without the feeling of stress knocking on your door, and you can be yourself even more. Maintaining your body, staying current on the upkeep of your joints, your blood pressure, your spine and your internal system as a whole, brings you so much more than work ever can.
Chiropractic care isn’t the practice of fixing those nagging aches and pains, it’s the practice of keeping the body from possibly having them, so that you can spend your time and focus your energy on more important things in your life. You can be free to move around more easily and worry less. Cognitive function, work productivity, overall mood, energy and quality of sleep are all drastically improved thanks to chiropractic care. Many women that work long hours, do so sitting down, at a computer, in an office, and harm not only their spine and posture, but their hips, knees and legs in the process. According to Spine Journal,sitting causes the pelvis to rotate backwards, which then causes a major reduction in the lumbar. These spin issues can lead to an increase in work absences and much higher medical cost. Regular chiropractic care helps to restore proper spinal alignment, and allows you to enjoy life pain free.
Time is precious. Working women have a tough task balancing the many different things in their lives that take up time. Forgetting to include your health as one of those important things to take time for, is something that you shouldn't be doing. Even the busiest person on the planet needs to take time for themselves, and for those important people in their lives. Being free from joint pain, neck, back, spine and any other form of pain throughout the body, helps you to stay focused on the things that matter. Regular chiropractic care helps to ensure that your time is spent wisely, and that stress and pain do not invade, as they are most certainly not welcome. Treating your body right, keeping it healthy and running well, means that the time you spend away from work can be pain free, carefree and filled with lasting memories that don’t include stress, or an ailment of any kind.
With chiropractic care, efficiency at work increases due to a clearer mindset, and to working women, time is money. An efficient body and mind, means more focus, more mobility and most of all, more time.