Smart Ways to Stay Strong for the Long Haul
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us know we need to be active to stay healthy, but it may be good to consider strength training, too.
Strength training helps as we lift toddlers, tote groceries, or enjoy sports. At the same time, it can keep us strong for the future. Harvard Health tells us strength training works to:
- Keep bones strong, guarding against fractures
- Trim belly fat to keep the heart healthier
- Lower blood pressure and avoid diabetes
- Keep seniors independent by keeping them strong
How to Start
See your doctor for a review of overall health, and approval. Add ongoing support from your local chiropractor, to stay safe and maximize results.
You can do strength training with small hand weights, weight machines, resistance bands, or exercises such as yoga that involve lifting body weight. Start with a coach, warm up before you lift, and stretch afterwards.
How Your Chiropractor Can Help
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you has a dedicated staff of licensed chiropractors who are well equipped to help. They see everyone from teens to seniors on a daily basis. The goal is to seek pain relief and overall wellness without using pain medications or surgery.
When you come in, you can discuss strength training, any pain that you are having, or other issues. Your chiropractor will explain how spinal health affects overall health. The healthier our spines are, the better we are.
Then an adjustment may be used to correct any dysfunctions or restrictions in the spine. The adjustment is accomplished through the gentle application of a targeted movement to improve motion of the body’s spinal column and extremities.
You may experience pain relief, and an overall wellness with benefits such as more energy or mental clarity. Better sleep, less stress, improved metabolism and better digestion may also occur as a result of having your your spinal cord cleared so that information can be processed from the brain to the nerves in optimal fashion.
As you assess your results, you may want to set up ongoing 15-minute weekly adjustments to extend the benefits until the next session. At the same time, you can work on your strength training program with ongoing monitoring and support from your chiropractor.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you simplifies everything. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Weekend and evening hours are available, and walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.