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Chiropractic Tip: Banish Holiday Blues. Lift Weights

By Sandy Schroeder

If your mood is going up and down by the second as you struggle through the holidays, it is time to take action. Take a tip from your chiropractor and lift weights to lift your mood.

Harvard Health cites recent research in the June issue of JAMA Psychiatry that says "Pumping iron might inflate your muscles and your mood."

The Harvard scientists reviewed 33 randomized clinical trials involving some 1,800 people and found regular resistance training helped people with mild to moderate depression. The studies indicated the mood lifting might be even more significant for people who were coping with deeper depressions.

Overall, the scientists found most individuals got a mood boost regardless of their mental health status, or how frequently they did resistance exercises.

Making Comparisons

Harvard Health also noted how reasonable resistance training can be compared to other methods of treating depression such as medication and psychotherapy. Resistance training might be one more very reasonably way to work against depression. Side effects are not involved and resistance bands are portable and low-cost. At the same time, the body benefits from a lowered heart disease and diabetes risk. It is important to note that heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in people with depression.

As always, start with your doctor and your psychotherapist to deal with your depression.

How Chiropractic Helps

When you are ready to explore weight lifting, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic for some excellent support. The Joint Chiropractic doctors of chiropractic help individuals zero in on healthy choices such as this every day.

Outline any issues of depression, and bring your questions about lifting weights. Your chiropractor will want to review your daily routine and health history as a diagnosis takes shape.

Using a focus on spinal health, a gentle targeted spinal adjustment may ease aches and pains and set the stage for a whole new outlook. Individuals often report more mental clarity, less stress, more energy, and better sleep.

Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may help you stay on target as you move through the holidays and on into the New Year.

I have watched many friends and relatives take the chiropractic route to find the needed answers for all sorts of issues from depression to painful neck, back or knees, and loss of mobility with sciatica. Once they found the needed answers they brought their families in to benefit, too.

When you are ready to find out more, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance. Evening and weekend hours make visits so easy. No appointments are needed.

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

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