Exercises To Do In Between Chiropractic Sessions To Improve Depression

Chiropractic is known for improving physical health, mostly by way of reducing and even eliminating pain and aches in the back, neck, and shoulder area. However, chiropractic should really also be known for its ability to fight depression and other mental health issues as well. Chiropractic doctors work to make sure your body is in its proper and natural state by working to gently adjust and manipulate your spinal column. When this happens, the chemical signals that are needed to reach your brain and body can get through the proper channels in a way that improves your health and makes your mind more receptive to staying strong.

While many patients tend to report feeling great both physically and mentally after a session of chiropractic adjustments, it’s not good to left waiting around in between sessions waiting for the opportunity to feel better again. In other words, there should be a way to fight depression even outside the chiropractic clinic – and fortunately, there is. In addition to eating foods that are high in omega 3 fatty acids, taking care to exercise on a regular basis can essentially piggyback onto the progress made in each chiropractic session in order to further boost your mood and overall health in general. According to a post by CNN, here are some great exercises that healthcare professionals recommend for improving symptoms of depression.

High intensity interval training is the ideal exercise method for many people, but especially for those who are dealing with bouts of depression. Not only does this exercise save you a lot of time, since it only takes fifteen to twenty minutes on average, but it is incredibly effective as well. Essentially, you just need to warm up by using a treadmill or elliptical, do some squats or push ups, try your hand at the rowing machine or even weight lifting, and cool down by getting backon the treadmill or elliptical.

See? Exercise can be quick and easy, and can really be a lifesaver in between chiropractic sessions. Maintaining a proper body posture is also essential for keeping depressive episodes at bay. Work on posture stretches and exercises in order to improve your balance and mood; you can ask your doctor of chiropractic the next time you see him or her for some suggestions on stretches and exercises to try for this reason. 

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