Chiropractic Tips to Sit Less and Move More
By Sandy Schroeder
As I write this, I am comfortably seated in front of my computer where I will probably be for much of the afternoon. That does not sound too unusual or risky, but as we all have learned, sitting too much can up the risk for chronic disease and reduce longevity. According to Harvard health researchers, extensive sitting may increase the risk of stroke, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Finding good ways to step away from the computer, or get up off the couch, should be a prime health goal for all of us in the New Year.
Inventory Your Sitting
Think about how much, and where, you sit at home, in the car, on a plane, in an office, or classroom. The list is endless, often subtly undermining our need to be active. If your doctor approves, health experts say you should be logging in about 20 to 30 minutes of moderately intense activity daily.
Putting all of this in perspective becomes a lot easier when you stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community. More and more people are talking about chiropractic, and it is easy to see why when you walk into The Joint’s wellness center.
The Joint’s professional staff of licensed chiropractors treat a steady flow of patients with a variety of complaints. Many of them have hit a snag in their lives, running into back, neck, sciatic nerve, or other joint pain.
Others may be overly stressed or recovering from an injury. In many cases, the patient’s pattern of extended sitting, or use of poor posture, as they hunch over screens, triggered their painful problems.
The chiropractor seeks to help them solve their pain and resume normal activities without using pain medications or surgery.
Shaping New Wellness
Looking closer at this process, the chiropractor focuses on spinal health, using a spinal adjustment to correct any misalignments. In the process, far-reaching pain relief may be achieved, along with unexpected benefits such as more mental clarity, more energy, or a more relaxed sense of well-being.
As results are evaluated, weekly 15-minute adjustment sessions are often used to keep the momentum going. Those sessions can also form a base to launch new activities. After checking with their doctor, individuals might consider returning to former activities or exploring new ones.
However you see the need to move more, and sit less, The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you may be a great place to start. The Joint offers an affordable care plan that eliminates the need for insurance. No appointments are needed. Convenient weekend and evening hours are available.