As with a routine exercise program, regular chiropractic care should be a vital part of achieving your long-term goals for health, wellness, and well-being. When you participate in a consistent vigorous exercise program, regular chiropractic care can help us stay on track by minimizing the chances of picking up an exercise-related injury. Regular chiropractic care also will help us get back to our exercise program as quickly as possible if we have, in fact, suffered a strain, sprain, or other injury.
Many exercise-related injuries occur because muscles and tendons have become tight and inflamed. With the inflammation the joint such as the shoulder or knee will lose their full mobility. Spinal muscles and joints can also lose their range of motion as a result of tightness and inflammation. By identifying and correcting the sources of irritation and limitation, regular chiropractic care will help ensure that you get the most out of the time you spend exercising.
Long-term Plans Help Achieve Your Goal of a Healthy Lifestyle
Most of us would agree that we want to be as healthy as we can. The big challenge in our current lifestyles is to find enough time in the day to do all the things required to fulfill the three important habits of good health, which are to eat well, move well, and think well. Part of this challenge is actually being prepared to find the time to get all these things done in addition to everything else we have to do. Sometimes, on certain days, it may not be possible to find the time required. Most importantly when you goal for optimal health and wellness is to remember that good health is obtained through discipline and commitment and sustained over time and never achieved in a crash course diet.
More Than 1.4 Billion Adults Worldwide Are Overweight
Everybody knows that exercise is important. But almost three-quarters of adults do not engage in enough physical activity to meet public health recommendations. The immediate result is that almost two-thirds of American adults are overweight and almost one-third are obese. Worldwide, more than 1.4 billion adults are overweight.
The missing link is personal motivation and the key action step is to get started. Exercise has a way of carrying you along. Once you begin and win the battle against being sore and tired successfully you will find that you look forward to the activities the next day. The struggle to find time seems to fade into the background as you become a person who exercises. You’ll most likely discover that your life is being transformed in numerous, wonderful ways.
Achieving The Minimum Requirement of Exercise is the Goal
Thirty minutes of exercise, five days a week, is the key. You can do more, of course, but meeting the minimum requirement is the main goal. The type of exercise is up to you. There are no firm guidelines regarding what kinds of activities to do. For many a good approach is to mix and match, alternating cardiovascular days with strength training days. Cardiovascular exercise includes walking, running, swimming, cycling, and cross-country skiing. Similarly, strength training can be done in a variety of ways. Overall, there’s no right formula to use in developing your personal exercise program – what works for you, works for you. What there is to focus on is getting it done – 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Building your healthy habit of eating well, moving well, and thinking well is just a short distance away.
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For Your Health,
Dr. Scott Van Dam