Nutrient Dense Foods: One of the greatest ways to support your chiropractic care is to fuel your body properly. That means eating lots of foods that are high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Eating less sugar, decreasing your intake of processed foods and cutting out foods that are just empty calories will give your body an incredible jump-start to functioning optimally. Sugars and processed foods increase inflammation throughout the body while healthy, nutrient rich foods support the body in its efforts to repair muscle, balance fluid, maintain organs, and support nerve health. And remember to drink lots of water as well; you should intake at least half of your body weight in ounces each day!
Sleep: Chiropractic care and sleep are very interconnected. While sleep is pivotal in allowing the body the time it needs to repair and restore itself, many people struggle with sleeping or staying asleep. Chiropractic adjustments remove the pressure on the nerves and allow good nerve energy to flow throughout the body that many people report relieves their pain and increases feelings of relaxation that allow them to sleep better. In turn, regular sleep patterns and a good night’s sleep allow your body to experience and respond to the benefits of your chiropractic adjustments more fully. You may wonder how many hours of sleep is the ideal, the reality is that number is as unique as you are! Some people find 8 hours perfect, some need 9-10, while other only need 5-6 hours to feel rested and rejuvenated.
Movement: Chiropractic adjustments help support the health and well-being of your muscles and bones and can increase your body’s range of motion which is so important in being able to succeed at whatever exercise you may be practicing. We have had patients mention that they feel stronger at the gym or that their golf swing has improved. There are three types of exercises: strengthening, cardio, and flexibility. We suggest you do a combination of all three but start with you one that you love! We provide exercises for you at our Self Care Workshops. These exercises are not only taught to you to improve function in the areas of your body that may be troubling you but are intended to encourage you to be more active and gain confidence in your body which will empower you to live a vital, active lifestyle!