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Chiropractic Care Can Help You Stay Active

By Paul Rothbart

A sedentary lifestyle is a detriment to good health. Regular exercise is one of the keys to taking care of the body and mind. Being active in general also contributes. Taking a walk with a friend just to socialize is every bit as helpful as going for a run. Playing sports and enjoying activities such as hiking, biking, or kayaking may feel more like fun than exercise, but they do burn calories and strengthen the body. No matter what form it takes, being active is important.

Being Active in a Technological World

In the past, staying active was just a part of life. Climbing stairs, walking from place to place, and heading out to go grocery shopping were all forms of movement that people regularly engaged in. Now, there are elevators and escalators and you can order groceries and many other things online and have them delivered. You don't even have to cross the room to change the channel on the television. With all of the tech that lets you turn lights on and off, play music, and get information just with the sound of your voice, there is even less movement needed in everyday living. All of this technology is useful and has its place, but it can lead to a sedentary lifestyle.

Actively Seek Movement

It has become necessary to seek out movement whenever possible. Making use of online shopping is convenient, but get out to the stores regularly. It's nice to be able to actually see and handle things before buying them. You will also get much-needed exercise without thinking about it. If you are only going up a flight or two in a building, take the stairs. Leave the elevator for the top floors. Little things like this add up. When combined with regular exercise, you will be getting all the movement you need to stay healthy.

See a Chiropractor

All of this activity can be made easier. Working the body can take a toll on the spine and joints. Chiropractic care can be very helpful. Any subluxations you develop can be found and corrected. A healthy spine makes it easier to be active. Properly aligned joints have a greater range of motion and make all kinds of movement less taxing. Regularly seeing a chiropractor can also reduce the likelihood of pain and help you to keep going. 

An active lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle. Try to avoid technology once in a while and get moving. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. No appointment is needed and you may find that seeing a chiropractor helps you to stay active more easily and with less pain. 

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

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