We’ve all done it- made resolutions we didn’t keep. You may have already broken yours. It’s only human nature and all good habits require attention and diligence. Here’s four chiropractic-related resolutions that are easy to keep and can help your health immensely:
- Improve your posture
Your spine has three curves – the cervical, thoracic and lumbar. These curves balance weight distribution in your whole body and attempt to minimize any negative effects on your spine. If you care for your spine by actively correcting your posture, it will take good care of you. If you sit a lot, and most Americans do, find a way to remind yourself to think about your posture throughout the day.
- Follow a regular stretching routine
Most people fail their exercise routines of the new year. Exercise takes a lot of effort and space. However, stretching in many ways is also very important. It takes less time and its easy to do. Tight muscles cause imbalances in the body, which can result in chronic or acute pain. Regular stretches can help eliminate stiffness and encourages healthy joints. Find a time to stretch at least once a day, right before lunch is a great time.
We’re sure you know someone in your life that drinks a lot of water. It’s hard to fully express how much of a full body advantage a person like that has. An average adult body is 50 – 65% water and your body continually sheds it in little ways you can’t see. It needs a regular, fresh supply for your skin, blood, muscles and intervertebral discs. Believe it or not, these discs absorb a surprising amount of water in order to keep your back healthy, and can actually shrink if you don’t stay hydrated.
- Keep bones aligned.
Of course, regular chiropractic adjustments help your spine with proper alignment for better muscle, nerve and joint function. Contact us today to request a consultation.