Take Control of Your Health
By Paul Rothbart
It's not always easy to stay healthy these days. Busy, hectic schedules, a million things to stress over, and viruses and germs everywhere can be challenging to overcome. It can seem like there is nothing you can do to fight all these threats to your health. In truth, there are things you can choose to do to help stay healthy even in today's often hazardous world. Here are some of the most effective.
Get Good Sleep
Nothing is more important than sleep. Your body needs it to repair the damage done to cells and muscles during daily activities. It keeps your immune system healthy, which enables it to fight the microbial threats to your health. Many people skimp on sleep to have more time to get things done. This is not a good choice. Medical experts state that 8-9 hours a night of solid sleep is necessary for good health. Find other ways to increase productivity. Without sufficient sleep, your health will suffer and you will get very little accomplished.
A sedentary body is prone to all kinds of illnesses and potential injuries. Obesity often results from lack of exercise and this condition has been linked to over 60 chronic illnesses including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Leading an active lifestyle can significantly improve your health. Strive to get at least 30 minutes of exercise at least five days a week. Choosing an activity you enjoy will help you to stick with it. Even a brisk walk each day is a great walk to keep fit and stay healthy.
See a Chiropractor
Naturally, regular checkups with health care professionals is vital to good health. You probably see a doctor, a dentist, and perhaps a specialist or two. Regular chiropractic visits can also aid your quest to good health. Chiropractors can help you with chronic pain by finding subluxations and other problems in your spine and joints. A pain-free body with fully functioning joints helps you to stay active more easily. Chiropractic care can also reduce the pain and frequency of headaches and some patients find that they sleep better. There have also been cases of better stress management and boosted immune systems. On the road to better health, the chiropractor may be a good stop for you.
Good health doesn't always just happen. You have to take control and choose to live a healthy lifestyle. Consider a visit to The Joint Chiropractic. No appointment is needed. You may find that regular visits contribute to better health.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Saratoga Springs, Utah