The Effects of Chiropractic Care on Physical Activity
Chiropractic care and physical activity are closely related because both can be critical in helping you achieve a healthy lifestyle and maintain it. This knowledge is more important now than ever as the cold and flu season approaches. Keep in mind that the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging among us in many areas of the world.
How staying active improves your health
Our society contends with a tremendous obstacle to achieving good health. That is the temptation to fall into sedentary behavior. Studies show that more than 70% of Americans are physically inactive for at least six hours every day. According to the same studies, 80% of Americans do not meet the standard for muscle-strengthening exercises and aerobic activity each day. Sedentary behavior leads to several health issues such as:
- high blood pressure
- increased body fat
- high levels of cholesterol
- impaired immune function
- higher stress levels.
Being active can significantly reduce the health risks associated with sedentary lifestyles.
How chiropractic care improves health
One of the underlying factors involved in an active lifestyle is having healthy biomechanics. In short, this refers to having all your body parts such as ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones working in sync to keep you active and moving. Chiropractic care can have a significant impact on your body’s biomechanics. Impacted by implementing general spinal manipulations and therapies which can affect your healthy and active life. Some of the effects of chiropractic care include:
- decreased recovery time
- better joint mobility
- better ergonomics and posture
- lower stress levels
- increased range of motion
- reduction of pain and discomfort in the area of the back, shoulder, and neck.
Benefits of physical activity
There are some pretty obvious benefits to being more physically active. It can help you maintain more appropriate body weight, a healthier immune system, and greater energy levels. However, there are even more benefits than those listed above. Chiropractic care and physical activity go hand-in-hand to deliver health benefits that help you throughout your lifetime. Here are a few:
- improved body stability
- better ergonomic awareness
- strengthened muscles
- achievement and maintenance of good posture
- better spinal alignment over a long time.
Creating a pattern of healthful behavior
Chiropractic care and physical activity are essential for establishing a long-term pattern of healthful behavior. The more chiropractic care you get, the more likely it is that you will be able to maintain a physically active lifestyle. This reinforces the benefit you receive from chiropractic care and vice versa. Each complements one another in such a way that the benefits from one area spill into the other, thereby increasing the benefits of both. It’s easy to see how these two are highly complementary and work together very well to help you achieve a better state of whole-body wellness. An increased level of physical activity and regular chiropractic care would benefit everyone.
Don’t let yourself fall to the aches and pains of a sedentary lifestyle. Stay active and mobile. If you are feeling pains from sitting reach out to us for a patient consultation to see how chiropractic care can specifically help improve your health.