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Chiropractic Care and Your Day-to-Day Health

By Paul Rothbart

Taking care of oneself is a daily chore. Unless you spend all your waking time encased in bubble wrap, your body and mind will be exposed to the stress and strain of daily living. To remain in good health, there are steps that need to be taken. Eating and sleeping well, getting exercise, and seeing medical professionals are some of those steps. Regular chiropractic visits may also be helpful. Here is some more information.

Eating Well

Your body and mind are only as good as the nutrition you ingest. It's important to get the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals. They help your body fight illness, prevent disease, and give you the energy to get through your day. Lean protein and antioxidants are also essential for good health. Avoiding excessive carbs can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Saturated fats should also be avoided as they can raise cholesterol, diminishing heart health, and increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Getting enough fiber is good for digestive health and can fill you up and help prevent overeating. Planning your diet and counting calories are good practices for health.

Exercise and Sleep

Inactivity is detrimental to good health. It can cause muscles to atrophy, including your heart. Blood pressure tends to go up and it can even affect your mental health. Regular exercise is the way to avoid this. Get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a minimum of 3-4 times a week. It's important to get your heart pumping and your muscles working to keep them strong and healthy. Choosing an activity you enjoy will help you stay with it. Equally important is sleep. Your body and mind need to restore themselves. Most people need 8-9 hours of quality sleep. Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, and cool. This will help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

Medical Professionals and Chiropractors

Yearly physical examinations with a doctor and dental exams twice a year are important to find and correct any problems before they become serious. Seeing a chiropractor regularly may also be helpful. A chiropractor can find subluxations in the back or joints and adjust them before they become a major problem. Some people find that they sleep better and experience less stress. Chiropractic care can be another tool in maintaining good health.

Staying healthy requires consistent maintenance. You need to eat well, exercise, and get good sleep. Checkups by medical professionals are also important. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. You don't need an appointment and you may find chiropractic care to be the icing on the care in terms of your health. 

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

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