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Chiropractic Tip: Strong Muscles Boost Our Health

By Sandy Schroeder

Health researchers are now telling us strong muscles are essential to our health. When we strengthen muscles we get a solid health boost, according to Harvard Health. Muscle strength begins to lag in our 30s and 40s as we sit more and move less. Finding a way to reverse the flow preserves all of these benefits. 

  • Strengthen bones
  • Control blood sugar
  • Improve cholesterol levels
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Reduce joint pain
  • Fight mild depression.

Wherever you are in the age and fitness spectrum, The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you can help you boost your health and increase muscle fitness. The Joint Chiropractic's licensed chiropractors help individuals find solutions for fitness, health and wellness every day.

How Your Chiropractor Helps

When you come in, you will learn how your spinal health may improve your overall health and muscle strength. The spine keeps the body mobile and the central nervous system housed inside controls all of the brain-to-body communication that the body needs.

A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may relieve aches and pain and generate an overall feeling of well-being. Individuals often report sleeping better, having more energy and feeling less stressed out. Who wouldn't want to be less stressed out?

As you assess the benefits, weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may keep you at your peak as you work on strengthening your muscles and your health.

Maximizing Muscle Fitness

Getting started with strength training involve the following components.

  • Ankle cuffs and vests with varying weights
  • Free weights, such as barbells and dumbbells
  • Exercises, such as yoga, using your body weight to create resistance
  • Elastic resistance bands that let you flex arms and legs  

Harvard Health suggests a beginning workout of 20 minutes to create a regular routine with good form. Gains in strength usually show up within four to eight weeks. To get started, you may set up a home center, find a gym workout, or check out community center classes and programs. Get your doctor's approval before you begin exercising and start gradually.

Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out about affordable personal healthcare plans that eliminate the hassle of insurance. If you're one of those people who are too busy to make appointments, no  problem. The Joint doesn't even do appointments -- though you may want to call ahead to determine doctor availability -- and that makes it especially convenient to get an adjustment on the fly, when you want and need it. How freeing is it that you don't have to be slotted into an opening like the regular doctor's office -- and visits don't drag on. You're in, you're out, you're feeling better. Weekend and evening hours are available too. It couldn't be more convenient.

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

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