Everyday Smart Ways to Keep Your Body Healthy

By Sandy Schroeder

Most of us intend to follow through with healthy foods, more physical activity, and ongoing health monitoring, but often reality interferes. One too many meetings, sudden illness, or financial pressure can easily put health improvement on the backburner.

An easy way to shift things around, to do more for your health, might begin with a visit to The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. When you stop by, you will find wellness is an everyday thing at The Joint, as basic as healthy foods and good dental care.

Get to Know Your Chiropractor

Your chiropractor will explain the philosophy of spinal health. If the spine is healthy, you will probably be healthy, too. The spine houses the delicate nervous system that serves as command central for the whole body.

Your chiropractor uses a spinal adjustment to correct any dysfunctions in the spine, which may result in far-reaching pain relief in areas such as the back, neck, sciatic nerve or other joints. At the same time it may produce more benefits, such as fresh energy, a clearer focus, or better sleep. Others have reported better digestion and improved metabolism.

As you get to know your chiropractor, you may try a weekly 15-minute adjustment session linked to wellness goals that you want to work on. Getting down to specifics, your chiropractor can advise you on all of these.

Posture Checks – As you sit for long periods at work, and at home, bent over screens, your neck and your back are inviting pain. Learn the basics of good posture, and keep all screens at eye level. At work, check out your desk and chair to make sure you have good back support, and your feet are flat on the floor.

Stress Tactics – If you never completely unwind, it may be time to adjust your work schedule, learn a few deep breathing exercises, or try a mindfulness meditation class. Once you learn ways to let go of the stress, you can use the techniques as you need them.

Back Protection – Instead of charging forward with household and leisure activities, learn how to protect your back as you go. Lift carefully, always using your legs to power the lift, and never twisting. Divide up weight when you are carrying heavy loads, and get help if you need it. When standing to do tasks, put one foot up on a stool to ease the pressure on the spine.

Get started with your wellness plans at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Flexible weekend and evening hours are available. Walk-in visits are welcome.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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