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Many people today struggle to maintain their waistline. There have been a significant number of studies that correlate our weight, or rather, excess weight, to shortened lifespans, reduced quality of life and an increase in various diseases. People are often focused on the newest fad diet or exercise routine to help them reduce their body fat percentages and maintain weight loss, but a visit with your chiropractor will add another layer to your ability to fight the battle of your expanding midline.
At the beginning of each January, weight-loss fads and gym membership applications skyrocket, only to taper off during the next few months. People often focus on one aspect of their lifestyle to reduce their weight, but these aspects by themselves don’t focus on an overall healthy lifestyle. If you can change your focus to living better for the rest of your life, you may start to find that you can bring some balance to your future weight loss endeavor. When used as a part of your weight loss routine, people who receive chiropractic care tend to see faster and longer-lasting results.
Chiropractic adjustments aren’t considered a cardio workout in themselves, but patients who are maintaining a healthy diet and getting regular exercise can really benefit from routine adjustments. Chiropractors can help to keep us free from injury, reduce fatigue, and help keep our digestive systems working properly which allows our bodies to readily process the foods that we eat to properly fuel a workout while disposing of waste.
Athletes at any level are at an increased risk for injury. The physical movements that we make when we work out can place additional stress on all our joints, making movement more difficult. When we feel pain in our joints, we tend to reduce the workload. Chiropractic adjustments help to keep your joints in their best physical condition and everyone knows, that when you feel better, you can work harder. Your increased output will result in more calories burned which when paired with proper nutrition, can result in big losses on the scale.
Many chiropractors are specifically geared to work with weight loss. In addition to specialized techniques that help keep you in the best shape possible, they can offer additional exercise and nutritional information. If you’re considering pairing your weight loss plan with chiropractic, please talk to your chiropractor. They are a wealth of underutilized knowledge.
When we think of building lean muscle, we often think about lifting barbells and dumbbells, but studies show that the act of getting an adjustment can lead to better muscle tone. And as our bodies build muscle, the fat that we consume isn’t immediately placed into stores which means that it makes it harder for the body to gain additional weight.
Additionally, properly aligned joints, as well as the adjustments themselves, can lead to reduced muscle fatigue and more rapid healing than rest alone. Chiropractic adjustments allow your muscles to relax which puts them into the best state to be healed.
Chiropractors are experts at spotting issues with our joints and alignment. As they work through your appointment, they may find issues before they become more serious. This allows you to take precautions before you really hurt yourself and sideline your weight loss plan. If you can recognize the injury early, it takes less time to heal, and you have a better chance of a full recovery.
If you are getting serious about fighting for your health, then it’s time to cut out the extra weight. While you should consider a multi-faceted approach, you should also work with your chiropractor to identify the best plan for you. With their ability to keep your body in top operating condition, their advice on exercise and nutrition can also be an invaluable tool to help you reach your goals.