With obesity among all age groups reaching record highs across the country, many physicians are stressing the importance of proper nutrition and exercise to combat this epidemic. While cutting back on calories and adding extra activity to your daily routine are excellent ways to adopt a healthier lifestyle, you may find yourself feeling frustrated when the scale stays the same week after week. If you’ve been struggling to shed unwanted pounds, you might be surprised to learn that your back could be partially to blame.
Unlike other forms of medicine, chiropractic is unique because it takes a full-body approach to treatment. One of the primary philosophies of chiropractic care is the belief that every part of the body is connected, and thus, when one part of the body is damaged or otherwise unhealthy, the rest of the body is affected as well. Your weight loss might be inhibited because of issues related to your spine, joints and other elements of your musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic treatment could help break down these barriers and make your weight loss journey easier once balance has been restored to your body.
Many studies have found a strong correlation between spinal health and digestive health. Subluxations throughout your spine – particularly in the thoracic and lumbar regions – can interfere with your nervous system and prevent your body from properly digesting food. Disturbances in your digestive tract could cause your body to harbor excess calories and water weight – as well as waste. An adjustment to your spine could help your body digestive food more efficiently and regulate your natural functions, which will improve your overall health and help you lose the weight.
It’s hard to get a proper workout when your back and muscles are stiff and aching, and exercise is essential if you’re hoping to achieve long-term results. A chiropractor can help work out any kinks in your muscles as well as misalignments in your spine to restore your mobility entirely. Once you’re able to move without aches and pains, you’ll be able to exercise much more efficiently to lose the weight. To achieve the best results when you’re trying to burn fat, you should engage in cardiovascular activities that keep your heart rate between 60% and 80% of it’s maximum beats per minute.
Of course, chiropractic care is not a cure-all for everyone’s weight loss woes, and regular adjustments will not replace the need for proper diet and exercise. If you need assistance developing a diet plan that will work for you – and that you’ll have no problem sticking to – it’s important to note that Bluestone Chiropractic Group has several doctors who are also certified nutritionists. They will be happy to work with you to create a plan that suits your individual needs to you can obtain life-long results.
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