Mobility is important for a healthy life
The health benefits of walking are well known in medicine, but not by everyone else:
- Boosts blood circulation
- Releases pain-killing endorphins
- Strengthens bones
- Strengthens muscles
- Maintains or improves range of motion
- Manages weight
The basic health benefits of a good walk are too many to ignore. On days when you can’t spare a second to make it to the gym, a brisk walk may be the only physical boost your body receives. Yet, far too few of us are getting the daily steps we need to reap such benefits. Here is our guide to getting more steps throughout the day.
The value of cardio from a chiropractic perspective
The main value of cardio from a chiropractor’s perspective is weight control. Every pound of body weight is adding an additional burden to your spine, which is already battling myriad other factors in its quest to maintain its health and longevity. By maintaining a healthy weight, your vertebrae are able to support the weight of your upper body and allow you to move without incurring pain.
A further value of cardio for back pain sufferers is that it promotes blood flow, allowing nutrients and oxygen to circulate to every cell in your body, optimizing function and further reducing pain. The last way that cardio aids back pain sufferers is by releasing endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers. Just 30 minutes of vigorous exercise can release a flood of feel-good chemicals into your blood stream. But not all cardio is good for back pain- for example, running can cause repetitive trauma to spinal joints, actually making the problem worse.
Your heart health is improved by Chiropractic, by as much as taking two blood-pressure drugs at once.
That is the amazing bit of information is coming to us by the prestigious scientific community as reported by Science Daily. You can read the full article here, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/03/070315161129.htm
Lowering blood pressure is an important aspect to improving the heart heath in millions of Americans. A quick google will verify that more than half a million Americans will die from heart related illness this year. That is the leading cause of death and beat out cancer, car accidents, and COVID. Your health is our mane concern, and it should be yours too. Luckily the solutions to health living is not a mystery.
In the Study
"Those with high blood pressure and misaligned C-1 were enrolled in the study. Data from the assessment were used by the chiropractor to plan the alignment. Half of the patients received a carefully tailor-made adjustment based on their results. Half received a "sham intervention," which was designed to be indistinguishable to the patient from an authentic alignment, possible only because of the delicacy of the procedure."
"The authors say the improvement in blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic readings) following the correction of Atlas misalignment is similar to that seen by giving patients two different blood pressure-lowering drugs simultaneously. The reduction in blood pressure continued into the eighth week. There was no significant change in participants' heart rate."
The body is a complicated series of process that can not be explained by any one simple catch all treatment, but the same rules of physics apply to all of us. Chiropractic combined with health foods, proper exercise, and evaluations by medical professionals all combine to provide the best path to health. Come by our office and start your health journey today.
Office work does no favors for your fingers
If you spend all day typing and clicking, it is worth considering what is happening to your hands. Every tap represents a micro-trauma that threatens the integrity of the joints in your hand. No wonder so many office workers experience carpal tunnel syndrome, which is caused by the compression of a major nerve in the wrist. Office workers are also at risk for early-onset arthritis. Even ergonomics and proper posture can’t prevent all the damage that is accruing in the small joints and tissues of your fingers and hands. Instead, you have to be proactive about your hand health. Here’s how.
A stretch that puts a smile on your face...
...and make this chiropractor very happy as well. We use yoga as part of an integrated back care routine- we love movements that combine stretching and strengthening in the same simple pose. Downward-facing dog is one of the most famous yoga poses, and for good reason. It is a gentle and scalable movement- meaning that the more you do it, the more comfortable and effective you become while doing the stretch, and the more your body benefits.