We all know we can compile a list of things we can do to improve our health. We don’t act because there is so much we could be doing that it becomes overwhelming. Should you increase your exercise? Do you want to be adjusted even more? Is it better to take this supplement or that one?
While we recognize that there are many things to focus on, we often lose sight of the “why” driving our actions. Running 10 miles a day to reduce weight is a good idea, but is it the only method to achieve your goal? Is it truly about losing weight, or is it about having more energy? Spending time focusing on the process and remembering what we’re aiming for is a significantly more effective way to improve our health.
Based on conversations with patients at Innovative Chiropractic in Mill Creek WA, we believe you may achieve most of your health goals by focusing solely on the following three areas:
It takes more than just remembering to sit up straight to improve your posture. With the help of your chiropractor, you can improve your posture by stretching your body and strengthening your back while maintaining optimal spinal function.
Maintaining healthy spinal function improves the performance of your nervous system, which is the mechanism that governs all of your other body systems. If your nervous system isn’t functioning properly, it’s impossible to be as healthy as you can be.
Headaches, neck pain, upper back pain, mid back pain, and low back pain can all be reduced with good posture. Stretches that help you improve your posture can also help you avoid sciatica, leg pain, and arm pain.
This category of health-enhancing activities pertains to your diet and nutrition. Heart disease and cancer are the top causes of death in the United States, and both are linked to inflammation in the body.
It can be overwhelming to read through the vast list of ways to reduce inflammation in your body, but if you’re searching for a general trend, removing sugar is the answer. Stop eating desserts and drinking sugary beverages. Reducing your carbohydrate intake will make you feel much better and will help to reduce inflammation in your body.
Exercising is the only way to truly relieve stress in your body. Make an effort to raise your heart rate. It’s acceptable to walk around the block, but doing so at a fast speed will be significantly more beneficial. Get rid of some of the negativity in your body after a bad phone call by going up and down the stairs a few times.
It will be even better to get into a regular fitness program. For the best results, find something you enjoy and can persist with on a regular basis. Don’t run if you don’t enjoy it. If you’re looking for a low-impact activity, try swimming or yoga. You don’t have to be particularly brilliant at it; all you need to do is do it on a regular basis.
In articles, videos, and social media posts, you’ll find advice on how to improve your posture, inflammation, and stress levels. You will see significant improvements in your general health and pain levels if you can be aware of improving yourself in these areas.
Are you ready to take action right now? Maintain your chiropractic adjustments with Innovative Chiropractic, exercise regularly, and avoid sweets. You’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll feel if you do those three things. We’re your Mill Creek chiropractor, and we’re here to help. Contact us today!