The most common resolutions for the new year include: diet or eat healthier, exercise more, lose weight, save more money and spend less, learn a new skill, quit smoking, read more, find another job, drink less alcohol and spend more time with family. The top three relate to health, suggesting that many people are concerned with this life aspect and recognize the impact their health has on their everyday wellbeing. Chiropractic care can help people improve their health and keep their New Year’s Resolutions.
Chiropractic physicians are trained in nutrition and understand the impact of food choices on health in general. They understand the biochemistry behind food options and can help you make good dietary choices that support a balanced diet. Chiropractors receive training in how food affects mood and motivation and can help you understand how ideas like the Ketone Diet, Intermittent Fasting, Paleo Diet, Vegan Diet, Low-Carb diet and others can help or hinder your goals. One of the main reasons people do not lose weight and keep it off is because they choose a diet plan that is unsustainable for them. It is important that people understand how food choices impact their mental and physical selves in order to lose weight safely and keep it off. Your chiropractor can help.
With a solid background in how the nervous system works, chiropractors help to improve nerve output to vital organs associated with digestion. For instance, nerves from the mid-lower back influence the stomach and diaphragm. Back pain in those regions can indicate problems in the nerve supply to those important regions that impact digestion. Nerves from the neck region impact the autonomic nervous system supply to the intestines, lungs and other areas connected with metabolism. Neck pain and inflammation in the cervical spine affects the movement of energy to organs crucial to good digestion. Nerves from the low back travel to organs of elimination, crucial to remove waste and bloating. Lower back pain indicates stagnation of this area resulting in pain and blockage. A chiropractor will mobilize stuck spinal segments help to improve energy flow to vital digestive organs while reducing pain in those areas.
Chiropractors also educate clients on posture and exercise, as well. Good posture that is effortless supports better balance and nerve flow. Exercise creates strong muscles that increase metabolism and support good posture. Your chiropractor will help you achieve better stronger muscles for better strength and health in the new year.
Many people focus on weight loss at the start of the new year and look to shed a few pounds, lose inches and reduce total body fat. Weight loss for many has the added benefit of helping to reduce inflammation and pain and improve metabolic markers such as insulin, blood sugar, BMI and triglycerides. Ask your chiropractor in Chapel Hill, NC about how they can help you safely lose weight and move into the new year.
Thanks to Acupractic Natural Healing Center for their insight into chiropractic care and the best new year’s resolution.