How to “Feel Better Today!”
Take charge of your own health.
When all is said and done, you are your own best physician. If you don’t take care of yourself, who will?
- Get adequate rest. There is no way that our body and mind can truly function at their best if we are always pushing them to the limit and not giving them a chance to catch up. For the average adult 6-8 hours of sleep each night is often recommended.
- Get proper exercise. Regular exercise is very important for the body and mind to function properly. It does not always need to be a vigorous workout routine, but moderate intensity is recommended. Adequate muscle tone is essential for spine and joint stability and for proper function. Even taking a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day can increase your ability to be at optimal health.
- Eat a proper diet. The primary purpose of eating is to provide the body with specific nutrients, not merely to fill the belly. There are various different nutrients that the body requires in order for it to function properly and to be healthy. These include vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids and more, along with a balance of proteins and carbs. Likewise, there are many chemicals and toxins that we frequently consume that actually limit our body’s proper functions and contribute to inflammation, which causes pain and disease. (Sugar actually increases inflammation, weakens the immune system, and feeds a virus, among other things.)
- Drink more water. The most essential nutrient in the body is water. It is recommended that to determine how much water to drink each day divide your body weight in half, and that is the number of fluid ounces you should drink. (A person who weighs 150 lbs should drink approximately 75 fluid ounces of water each day. A gallon is 128 fluid ounces.)
- Reduce your stress. High amounts of stress over an extended period of time can have a very detrimental effect on our health, leave us more susceptible to getting sick and can lead to “Adrenal Fatigue.”
- Use good hygiene. Regularly washing your hands can go a long way to stop the spread of germs. Also, avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose as much as you can, unless your hands are clean.
- Take good care of your spine. The way the brain communicates with the rest of the body is through the spinal cord. Your spine protects the spinal cord. If there are any structural or biomechanical imbalances in the spine they can alter the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. In order for your body to function at its’ best your nervous system must be functioning properly. And in order for your nervous system to function properly your spine must be functioning properly.
- At Wright Chiropractic we are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health and to “feel better today.”