Let's Get Moving! - by Dr. Greg

By this point in your care you understand the supremacy and the importance of the nervous system in the body. You understand that a subluxation in the spine will necessarily reduce the function of the nervous system, which in turn will necessarily reduce your health (health is defined as proper function in the body). Let's move on to things you can and need to be doing outside the office to not only get the most from your adjustments, but to truly be healthy. We'll start with exercise.

In short, exercise is 100% necessary to be healthy. The benefits of exercise are far too numerous to list, but realize that moving your body pretty much helps everything! Your body simply can't run correctly if it isn't moving. And keep in mind, exercise does not have to be difficult or particularly intense to gain benefits from it. In fact, what we're really aiming for is just to get your body moving more. Oh sure, you can get pretty advanced with special workouts and very specific exercises, and that's awesome, we want to work toward that, but to start just get moving! What we're aiming for is to get our muscles and joints moving, as well as increase your heart rate, which will keep your heart, lungs, and cardiovascular system healthy. The axiom is true that if you don't use it you lose it.

Also, exercise does not have to be an event. You can just move more throught your normal day - like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further from the store so you walk further, or getting off the couch to change the channel instead of using the remote. Work toward setting aside time everday specifically to exercise.

Each person's current fitness level will dictate where to start. If you would like some advice getting started or formulating a personalized exercise plan just ask Dr. Guy or Dr. Greg, we'll be happy to help get you started. Of course, it's always a good idea to talk with a doctor before starting an exercise plan, especailly if you have pre-existing health conditions.

A note to women concerned about osteoporosis: while supplementing with calcium and magnesium is a good idea, it is not as important as exercise, specifically resistance training (lifting weight), when it comes to preventing osteoporosis. Lifting weight not only strengthens muscle, it does the same to bone!


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