If you’ve been around Dr. Grant, his team at Greater Life Chiropractic, or our blog for any length of time, you know that there are a ton of benefits of chiropractic care. From decreased pain to improved immune function and about a million other things in between, it’s clear that chiropractic is excellent for you. As we look forward to a new year and set new health goals, you may be feeling pretty good about all the choices you’ve made for your overall health and wellness. You might be wondering if there is anything else you can do to maximize the good things you’re already doing to push yourself to the next level of optimal body function and healthy living. We’re here to tell you that there is always more you can do, and we’ve got a few suggestions for you!
Put Only Good Things into Your Body
This may seem hugely overwhelming, but if you can start small, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to eat and drink cleanly. Minimize sugar, cut out processed foods, and be sure to eat as much fresh, raw food as possible. Additionally, watch what other products you’re consuming, such as medication, alcohol, and so on. Also take note of what you’re putting on your body—makeup, lotion, shaving cream, fragrances… It’s not just about your diet—literally anything you put in or on your body can impact your nervous system and cause issues with your body function and overall health.
We’ve all heard that attitude is everything, but there is way more truth to this statement than we once realized. Being positive and optimistic can help you reap huge rewards in your life, from less anxiety to more joy, and even better physical health! When you believe the best in people and situations, your body will be less bogged down with chemical stressors, meaning it will work better and see faster responses to chiropractic adjustments. Being positive and happier leads to better mental health, which also helps your immune system, meaning you’ll fight off illnesses faster and get sick less often. Being stressed can also lead to physical pain, including both short-term issues like neck pain and long-term problems like digestive disorders. Practicing positivity, thankfulness, and intentionality can ease many burdens and substantially impact your overall health.
Activity keeps your blood flowing and gets much-needed oxygen and new blood cells to the parts of the body that need them. When you work out and get moving more frequently, your body is able to stretch and strengthen, which not only reduces pain but also improves your mobility, balance, and more. The more sedentary you are, the longer it takes to recover from injuries, get to a healthy weight, and so on. Being physically active also helps boost your mood and helps you make better diet choices, which play into the first two points on our list.
Keep Your Chiropractic Appointments
We know that life is busy and it can be hard to get to every scheduled appointment with Dr. Grant, but it’s important that you maintain your regular adjustment schedule so that you get the most out of your chiropractic care. Consistency is key with so many things in life, and chiropractic is not an exception.
If you want to begin chiropractic care with the best Charlotte chiropractor there is, contact Greater Life Chiropractic today. If you’re behind on scheduling your next adjustment, get in touch with Dr. Grant Lisetor and his team to set up your next appointment.
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