Discover the Power of Back-to-Basics and Chiropractic
By Sandy Schroeder
In the midst of our fast moving tech society, a "back-to-basics" way of life is popping up everywhere from Costa Rica to Greece to Japan. The advocates endorse getting seven-plus hours of sleep a night, having a dynamic social circle, and moving naturally.
WellAndGood.com says you will find these people growing their own gardens, taking the stairs and using a hands-on approach to everyday tasks. They bike whenever they can and walk every day.
How Chiropractic Fits Right In
Chiropractic fits right in with its natural, drug-free approach to health, wellness and fitness. Be ready to get to know your chiropractor as you find out how spinal health can help improve overall health.
The spine allows us to weave our way through the day. It also houses the central nervous system that controls our brain-to-body communication. When everything works well we do too.
A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may ease your neck, back or other joint pain, and generate an overall sense of wellness. You may sleep better, enjoy more energy, and feel more alert.
Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may keep the benefits coming and form the perfect platform to work on your own "back-to-basics" health and fitness program. Take a look around your environment at work and at home, on your own and with your family. Decide what needs fixing and then get started.
Start with your family and your goals. You may want to spend more time outside, revive former sports, or lose a few pounds. Your chiropractor can help you zero in on the best options and find the right spots.
Post schedules for everybody - Put fitness on your family's calendar.
Make walking a staple - Walk before breakfast, after lunch or after work.
Drive less, bike more - Whenever possible, park the car and use your bike to run errands or circle through your neighborhood.
Assign household tasks - Hands-on cleaning, sweeping, and vacuuming tasks can be rotated among family members.
Expand activities - Help family members choose among yoga, tai chi, dancing classes and neighborhood soccer, basketball or volleyball games.
Activate weekends - Get everybody off of the couch and outside. Hike, bike or camp and invite friends over for home cooked sit down suppers.
Each family is different, but the back-to-basics approach offers plenty of choices. Keep looking to find the ones that fit you best.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Antonio, Tex.