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Posted on 01-06-2017
It's that time again. For many of us, January means reflecting on the past, setting new goals and making plans for a better future. Resolutions are a great way to put new focus on the many ways we can improve ourselves. You may not always think about it, but your SPINE plays and extremely important part in both your overall health and well-being. Here are a few resolutions to add to your list to help increase your Chiropractic health in 2017!
1) FOLLOW A REGULAR STRETCHING ROUTINES
Tight muscles lead to imbalances in the body, which can lead to chronic or acute pain. Full range of motion stretches help eliminate stiffness and encourage healthy joints.
2) EXERCISE REGULARLY
Exercise offers plenty of physical and mental benefits. It also keeps your spine healthy too! If done correctly, putting your body through various ranges of motion during athletic activities can also help reduce joint fixations and muscle pain.
3) IMPROVE YOUR POSTURE
Your spine has 3 curves (cervical, thoracic and lumbar - you have probably heard me talk about each of them during your appointments). These help balance weight distribution and minimize any negative impacts on your spine. If you take good care of your spine by actively thinking and working on your posture, it will take good care of you.
4) HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE
I can't say this one enough. Staying well-hydrated especially during the cold winters in Washington. The average body is 50%-65% water. It needs a fresh, regular supply for your skin, blood, muscles, and intervertebral discs. These discs absorb a lot of water in order to keep your spine healthy, and can shrink over time if they don't get enough of it.
5) KEEP YOUR BONES ALIGNED
Routine Chiropractic adjustments help your spine stay in proper alignment for optimal muscle, nerve and joint function.
Don't you deserve the healthiest life possible? See how Chiropractic treatment can help you achieve more health and your 2017 goals. Call for an appointment today.
~Dr. Leland Patron
Rucker Chiropractic Performance & Rehabilitation