Individuals realize the enhancements that chiropractic produces along with lifestyle adjustments. Chiropractic is about total body health. This includes:
Healthy living and regular chiropractic adjustments will elevate the body’s health to new levels.
Getting to the root cause of any symptoms presenting and addressing them is essential before the body can be at its optimum. A common root cause of pain, low energy, and various general health complaints is spinal misalignment. Poor spinal alignment leads to poor nerve energy flow and poor blood circulation. When the body and nervous system function incorrectly, there is interference with the body’s ability to process normal functions, leading to various forms of dysfunction. A chiropractor can recognize the smallest of changes in the spine that could be affecting the body’s health.
Restoring spinal alignment is the first step in improving body health. If condition/s are present, the pain will need to be reduced, and under management, the energy can be increased. A chiropractor will recommend lifestyle adjustments to start building a routine to take good health to optimal health. Recommendations include:
Regular physical activity/exercise for weight management, building muscle, and maintaining balance. Specific exercises could be recommended for spinal alignment and core strength reinforcement.
The nutrients consumed can have positive and negative effects on the body’s ability to function and heal. A health coach and nutritionist can recommend a nutrition plan that will elevate the body’s health to new levels, increasing energy and helping with weight loss if it is necessary.
Stress is a major player when it comes to poor health. Chiropractic can help develop techniques and strategies to manage stress and reduce the strain on the body’s systems. This could include sleep hygiene, mindfulness, and more.
Healthy posture is highly neglected during daily activities, especially when sitting or lying down. A chiropractor will educate the individual on how to optimally hold the spine and posture to reduce awkward positions and unnecessary strain.
When making lifestyle changes, a vital component is learning how to incorporate the new adjustments consistently. This encourages the adjustment into becoming a healthy habit that can maintain optimal body health.
Various techniques support relaxation and help turn off the stress response. Here are a few science-backed options:
Stress-related eating is associated with an increased craving for calorie-dense and highly palatable/tasty, usually unhealthy foods. When stress rises, food cravings rise, triggering fat gain.
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