Tired of Being Cranky? Chiropractic and Fitness Helps
By Sandy Schroeder
If you are grouching your way through breakfast, and snarling at the traffic as you make your way to work, it may be time to do a chiropractic and fitness tune-up to improve your mood.
Stop in at The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your neighborhood and find how easy it can be to rev up your attitude. The Joint Chiropractic licensed chiropractors are trained to help you achieve good spinal health. When you do, you will find yourself moving better and feeling better, thanks to a healthy spine and central nervous system.
Gentle targeted spinal adjustments may translate into immediate pain relief, better sleep, more energy, and more mental alertness. No wonder you find yourself smiling more. Each person experiences their own benefits. As you evaluate yours, weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be the way to stay at your peak.
Then Add Some Fitness
At the same time, you and your chiropractor can look closely at ways to use exercise to expand your good moods.
Harvard Health says recent research published in JAMA Psychiatry found exercise may help to decrease depression. Study author Karmel Choi, a Harvard research fellow, pointed out exercise can boost the mood to help reduce the risk of heart disease, and fight infection, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure.
Shoot for 30 minutes of moderately intense exercise daily to feel better and be better.
Walk morning, noon and night - Get up half an hour early and walk before breakfast. Then walk after lunch, and after dinner.
Take the kids camping or hiking - Put the whole family in a happier mood with weekend outings. Do a wilderness hike. Check your community recreation department for planned outings for various age groups. Or pull together an overnight camp (in your backyard if your kids are really young) or in a nearby scenic spot.
Snag a fitness buddy - Start fresh with plans to walk, run, jog or workout daily or every other day.
Bike instead of driving - Wherever possible, hop on your bike to do neighborhood errands or bike to work. On the weekends mount your bike on your car and head off to explore new areas with bike trails.
Check out local teams - Check your community courts for basketball or volleyball action and sign-ups for soccer teams.
Sign on for yoga or tai chi classes - A weekly yoga class can do wonders for your mind and body. My whole yoga class comes in ready to roll, and always leaves smiling. My tai chi class was the same way. Thirty-some smiling adults stood under the park trees and followed the instructor through an hour's worth of gentle waving movements.
When you are ready to lift your spirits, stop by The Joint Chiropractic near you. No appointments are needed. Weekend and evening hours are available, and affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.