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See Your Chiropractor to Take Charge of Your Health


Over the years, accepting the doctor’s word and following directions when illness appeared, was the accepted model that most of us followed.

But now, as health awareness shows up everywhere, everything works differently. In many cases, we really are the ones who have to take charge and get the best help available. And then we have to monitor what happens and follow through.

The American Chiropractic Association tells us the best wellness coach to help us do all of this may be our chiropractor.

So what does that mean to you?

You could have a cholesterol problem, or need to stop smoking. You may need to trim back your work schedule, exercise more, lose weight, eat healthier and learn how to relax. Each formula for each individual needs to be a custom fit that the chiropractor can help shape. It’s really all about positive attitudes, active lifestyles, and using food as fuel.

ACS Says Adjust Your Attitude

Your chiropractor can help you develop a new approach to life’s ups and downs. The better your coping skills become the less stress you will feel, and overall, the healthier you will be.

Keep Everything Moving

ACS also works with patients to put the motion back in their lives. Simply adding a 30 minute walk every day can be a life changer. Then moving toward 10,000 steps daily can be the next goal.

Making Food A Fuel

Attitude comes in again as ACS tell us drinking more water, sidestepping processed and junk foods, and eating more fresh whole fruits and vegetables may add years to our lives. If this formula of attitude, motion and food as fuel sounds like a wellness plan you could use, seeing your chiropractor should be the next step.

Chiropractic Care Can Help

If you see wellness as the best way to extend your life and enjoy every minute of it, your chiropractor can be a good source. The initial visit will include a spinal adjustment to evaluate the nervous system. From there the chiropractor will want to review a complete medical history and discuss daily activities. The overall goal will be to maintain activities and seek pain relief without medications or surgery. The next step will be to establish the best wellness goals for the individual. There may be help with new diets for weight loss, suggestions for relaxation classes and home exercises, along with helpful advice on how to stay active but avoid injury.

I have watched several of my friends and relatives make good use of this wellness approach as their chiropractors helped them with any new pain flare ups, and steered them toward the best overall health and fitness plan. One of my uncles started a gym routine that helped him control heart issues, stay fit, and keep his mood up as he made friends with a whole new group. Another friend of mine found her wellness focus needed to be one of relaxation, as she learned to let go of her stress in a yoga class. She also toned her muscles and improved her balance.

Wherever the search for wellness takes you, your chiropractor can lend an experienced hand. Make an appointment now and find out more.


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