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3 Things You Can Do to Stay Healthy

By Paul Rothbart

We all want to be healthy. A long, productive, and happy life just isn't going to happen if you are in poor health. Maintaining good health can be challenging in today's hectic world. There are tempting things out there that can be detrimental. Fast food, streaming television, cell phones. They have their place, but too much is not at all good for health. It takes a little focus on the right things to properly care for one's self. Here are three things you can do to stay in good health.

Eat Right

What you put in your body makes a big difference. Protein is necessary to build and maintain muscle, but it should be lean protein. Trans fats and saturated fats will raise bad cholesterol and triglycerides. Excess amounts of sugar can cause diabetes. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are what you want in your diet. Dairy should be reduced fat. Stay away from soda and drink lots of water. Foods rich in antioxidants will help fight disease and regulate blood pressure. Eating well also makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity shortens lifespans and just makes so many things more difficult than they have to be. Always look at the nutrition facts on food labels. They are there for a reason.

Exercise

A sedentary lifestyle is a surefire way to an unhealthy body. You've got to move around a bit. Make exercise a regular part of your lifestyle, just like working, eating, and breathing. There are many effective forms of exercise so choose one you enjoy. Even a brisk walk every day will make a huge improvement. Exercising the body can be worked into everyday activities. Take the stairs instead of the elevator if it's only a floor or two. If you play golf, forget the cart, walk the course. All these little things add up. Along with diet, exercise helps you stay at a healthy weight. They are the one-two punch of good health. 

Chiropractic Care

This one may seem out of place, but regularly seeing a chiropractor may pay some serious benefits to your health. Just as dental checkups find cavities before they become major problems, so too does chiropractic care find spine and joint issues before they become serious. A spine without subluxations and joints with full range of motion are going to be far less prone to pain and make working and other activities easier. Many chiropractic patients report that they sleep better and find it easier to manage stress. An active lifestyle is a healthy one, and a good chiropractor can help you stay active.

Good health is an important goal that we should all aspire to. In order to reach it, good nutrition and regular exercise are vital. Chiropractic care may also play a major role in staying healthy. Think about stopping by The Joint Chiropractic to see how they may help you maintain your health. 

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

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