Are You Making Smart Health Choices?

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Are You Making Smart Health Choices?

This is a confusing time for personal health and wellbeing.

It seems everyone has an opinion on what you should and shouldn’t do. There are endless companies online selling vitamins and supplements, it can be difficult to cut through and know what is right for you.

That’s where we come in. We are more than just your standard chiropractic office. We offer diet and nutrition programs customized to your individual needs and goals. We combine state-of-the-art therapies with traditional proven chiropractic techniques and massage therapy to keep your body in the best shape possible. Flexible, in motion, and feeling free of pain.

We realize that when you don’t feel well getting in the exercise you need can go beyond feeling like a chore to downright impossible. The law of inertia states that a body in motion wants to stay in motion and a body at rest wants to stay at rest. This is especially true when applied to the human body. Motivation is key. To be properly motivated you have to see and feel results. Our programs are result-based.

 

When it comes to smart health choices for a pain-free lifestyle there are some key points that need to be addressed.

 

Diet and Exercise – Your body is built to move. We live in a very sedentary society. It is vital for your wellbeing, especially as you age, that you get regular exercise at least 3 times per week. It can help strengthen the body – muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, as well as boost cardiovascular health to keep your heart and blood pumping to every organ in the body including your brain. Exercise boosts metabolism and allows you to use the food you put in efficiently as energy as well as keep your weight in check.

Spinal Alignment – We all understand why we need to rotate our tires and do regular alignments on our vehicles. It is no different for your body. When in alignment your body runs as it is supposed to. When something is subluxated (misaligned) it throws off the balance. It can make other parts overcompensate and wear down more quickly. It can cause pain and even ultimately disease if not corrected. See your chiropractor regularly.

Mattress Choice and Sleep – Many people underestimate the importance of a good mattress. Do some research before buying. Side sleepers, belly sleepers, and back sleepers all can have different needs. Choice can also vary depending on body weight and preference as to firm, soft, and medium support beds. Talk to a sleep professional and choose a bed that is right for you. Many bedding companies now offer in-home sleep trials. We highly recommend doing this!

Your Work Environment – Many of us sit for hours and hours day in and day out. If your setup (desk, chair, monitor) is not ergonomically friendly you may be doing your body a huge disservice. Also make sure to take breaks, get up and stretch, go for a walk. Your body will thank you!

If you are in the Fort Myers, Florida area we would love to see you in our office at Kaster Chiropractic and Associates. We are located at 1791 Boy Scout Drive Suite 6, Fort Myers, FL 33907. You can learn more about our practice at www.kasterchiropractic.com. Call 239-332-2555 to schedule your appointment and get your health on track.

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