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Getting Rest And Chiropractic Can Boost Your Health

By Paul Rothbart

What's one thing you could always use more of? Many people would say "money." That's hard to dispute. But most people don't get nearly enough rest. In fact, many feel that working excessively long hours without breaks or days off is a badge of courage. They feel ambitious and hard-working. They're proud they do what it takes to get ahead. The truth is working like that is far more likely to get you sick. Time off, rest, and sleep are essential. Sufficient rest should not be taken lightly. Chiropractic care added to the mix can also be beneficial. 


One of the most important contributors to good health is proper sleep. Many people go to bed late and get up early in an effort to create more working hours to accomplish the many tasks on their daily lists. It's understandable to want to get more done but it shouldn't happen at the expense of your health. Sleep is how your body refreshes itself. If you're not getting 8-9 solid hours a night, you risk physical and mental health problems. Obesity, which can lead to many chronic diseases, has been linked to lack of sleep as has depression. Just by making the effort to get the sleep you need, you can significantly improve your health.


Rest and sleep may seem to be the same thing but they are different. Rest is taking breaks from work and other chores. People with hectic schedules often don't take breaks while working and either skip lunch or rush through it while continuing to work. Many of these same people work seven days a week with little or no vacation time. This is a sure path to burnout and can lead to depression and possibly a nervous breakdown. It can also cause fatigue and that can lead to a lack of concentration and injuries. Your body and mind need those little breaks to stay sharp and continue to work optimally. They are also important to your health.

Chiropractic Care

Regularly seeing a chiropractor can also boost your health. It's easier to keep working at your best when you are free from pain. Chiropractors perform examinations that locate subluxations or other problems in the spine and joints. They can then adjust them, helping to relieve pain. A lesser-known benefit of chiropractic care is that many patients find that they sleep better. A properly adjusted body with less pain relaxes more easily. This can help you enjoy your breaks more and sleep better. Seeing a chiropractor can work together with good sleep and rest and help you stay in good health.

When it comes to staying healthy, nothing is more important than sleep and rest. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment. You may find that seeing a chiropractor improves your sleep and rest and helps you stay at your healthiest. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in El Paso, Tex.

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