We’ve all learned about the importance of being flexible in life—things happen that we can’t predict or aren’t sure how to handle, and we have to just go with the flow and be flexible as we work through uncertainties. But did you also know that being physically flexible is an important aspect of your overall health and wellness? Dr. Grant Lisetor, chiropractor at Greater Life Chiropractic, knows all about how vital flexibility is to your wellbeing, and his practice members understand that chiropractic care can help optimize overall health and wellness for the best and most fulfilling life possible.
Benefits of Flexibility
One of the most common causes of injury, particularly in less active adults, is a lack of flexibility. The stronger and more flexible your body is, the less likely you’ll be to pull a muscle, overextend a ligament, or experience tendon inflammation. Flexibility promotes muscular balance, as well, meaning your body is more able to maintain strength, keeping you more resilient.
Another benefit of increased flexibility is less pain. Tense and tight muscles can bring about tension, muscle spasms, and overall discomfort that can wreak havoc on your daily life. Looser and more flexible muscles won’t have as many issues with muscle aches or cramping, meaning you will be comfortable and pain-free more often.
Finally—and this is where chiropractic can play a huge role—improved balance and better posture is a huge part of being more physically flexible. Muscle imbalances are often corrected when flexibility is increased, and this improves your posture and balance. Additionally, flexibility lengthens, strengthens, and loosens muscles, increasing your range of motion and allowing you to maintain better posture throughout the day.
Chiropractic and Flexibility: The Dream Team
When you increase your flexibility, your body will automatically experience many benefits. But when you pair that improved flexibility with neurologically-based chiropractic care, the benefits you experience will multiply exponentially and you will see a whole new level of health, wellness, and overall wellbeing.
Chiropractic care is all about improving the function of the central nervous system, which plays a large role in making every system of the body work properly. When your spine is in proper alignment, your muscles are more balanced and your posture is improved, encouraging the healthy cycle of flexibility and all its benefits. Additionally, flexibility can help your body stay in alignment longer and hold the adjustments you get from Dr. Grant, meaning your nervous system will be firing on all cylinders for longer and your body will be functioning better for longer periods of time.
If you’ve never been very flexible and are wondering how you can still experience these benefits, now is the perfect time to make some positive changes! First, if you’re not already under chiropractic care, get in touch with Greater Life Chiropractic in Charlotte to set up your first consultation. Second, get started doing some light stretching and start improving your flexibility! Not only will you feel more relaxed and comfortable after you stretch, but you’ll also start to reap the health benefits quickly.