If you are on a journey towards better health, we want you to know that pairing chiropractic care and exercise is a sure-fire way to set your body up for success. When your focus is on ensuring you seek to exercise in combination with chiropractic care while on your wellness journey, you will work to strengthen your mind and body’s overall health.
Benefits of Exercise
Choosing to take care of your body through proper exercise is a commitment that requires time and effort. However, making time in your busy life to exercise is sure to pay off over time.
The benefits of staying active are incredible, especially as you age. Previously we wrote a blog entitled 6 Reasons to Stay Active. In that blog, we told you all about how staying active helps relieve lower back pain, improve bone health, prevent obesity, manage diabetes, and prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease while improving your mental health.
All of those benefits make for a happier and easier life.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
We all know that exercise benefits are incredible, but so are the lesser discussed benefits of chiropractic care. At Dr. Andrea’s, we believe that chiropractic care’s most significant benefit is the fantastic way it brings about pain relief for the body. Chiropractors seek to align your spine, reducing pain for your neck, back, hips, and joints.
If that isn’t enough, chiropractic care can also reduce headaches while boosting the immune system, allowing you to live a more active and healthy life.
8 Reasons Why You Need to Pair Exercise with Chiropractic Care
Chiropractors focus on whole-body health.
A common misconception about chiropractic care is that chiropractors only focus on spinal health, but that is not the truth. Though their treatments are centered around the spine, your whole body receives the benefit. Not to mention, aligning your spine and improving your joint health allows you to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Chiropractic care helps improve your balance and stability.
Having good balance and stability is a sign of a solid muscular core, and it is something you probably do not treasure until it is gone. Balance is critical for our ability to function on a daily basis. Your sight, senses, and central nervous system are vital pieces to the puzzle to have good balance and stability.
The central nervous system is what chiropractic adjustments focus on and comprises the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. When a spine is aligned correctly, the nervous system can be in balance. Whereas your spine is not aligned, your ability to have balance and thus be stable is against you.
Pairing Chiropractic alignments with exercise can reduce your post-workout discomfort.
If you are anything like us, a day or two after you have had a hard workout are typically spent being reminded of what a great job you did at the gym as you feel pain with every step you take.
The soreness you are undoubtedly feeling is real, but Chiropractic care can help decrease your recovery time. Because when your body hurts, you are less inclined to hit the gym and burn more calories.
Through Chiropractic adjustments and exercise, you will have increased energy and improved sleep.
Warren Zevon is famous for saying, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Though he may feel that sleep was not a priority, we don’t feel that way. When you do not have proper sleep, you are most likely left unable to make good decisions on your health and wellness journey, leading to things such as illness, memory loss, poor motor control, and weight gain.
When you have a chiropractic adjustment, you are removing subluxations from the vertebrae, allowing your body to become more comfortable and thus sleep more sound at night.
Over time, you will learn that the side effect of achieving better sleep at night is that you will have increased energy during the day.
Chiropractic adjustments allow you to strengthen your body.
Sure, lifting weights and doing cardiovascular exercises help strengthen your body, but you allow your body to perform at its best when you get routine chiropractic adjustments.
Visiting a chiropractor for an adjustment means that your nervous system and skeletal system work together and are relieved of stress and tension that may be hindering their performance so that they can perform at a higher level. When you have your body at its best that means that you are less inclined to succumb to pain or injury as you exercise or even simply as you work to accomplish everyday tasks. What is not to love about that?
Exercise in association with Chiropractic care helps to control chronic pain conditions.
According to the CDC, an estimated 20.4% of U.S. adults suffer from chronic pain, leading to high health care costs and lost productivity. Individuals who suffer from chronic pain may experience exhaustion and weakness as side effects.
One way to reduce or ease chronic pain is through chiropractic care, as it helps you build strength to live a more productive life. It gets better than that; chiropractic care helps individuals who suffer from chronic pain conditions because as your weak joints become more substantial, your pain should be minimized as well.
Chiropractic adjustments improve the range of motion.
When a chiropractor performs an adjustment on you, they help you remove any joint restrictions or subluxations that you might be suffering from. Because when the range of motion is hindered, you will find that you have pain and discomfort in the association. In doing this, they can improve your range of motion, which will even help you stand taller and maintain better posture.
Improved athletic performance is a common side effect of regular adjustments.
Through chiropractic care, you increase your positive results.
When an athlete comes to Dr. Andrea for an adjustment, they can improve their athletic performance due to alleviating stressors within the bodies nervous system. Adjustments also help reduce inflammation, pain, and other similar conditions that allow the body to get into incredible shape.
Did you know that many professional sports teams have chiropractors on staff to help reduce pain and tension caused by their sport? It makes sense when you think about it. After all, post adjustment, athletes are guaranteed to feel energetic, and they experience improved overall wellness, leaving them ready to thrive in their craft!
Are You Ready to Add Chiropractic Adjustments to Your Workout Routine?
Dr. Andrea lives an active lifestyle, just like you! In turn, she understands what your body is going through when you exercise, and she is ready to help you. Scheduling an appointment with Dr. Andrea will help relieve your pain and encourage your whole-body health and wellness journey. Improve your workouts by adding chiropractic care to your routine today!
Give us a call at 918-364-2225 or request an appointment here. We look forward to helping you find pain relief!