When you’ve got a lot on the go, personal goals can get lost in the shuffle. Between work, kids, commuting, cooking and housework, sometimes it’s hard to find the time for your personal health and fitness.
Chiropractors can be part of the solution to building a better you. You may be surprised at the number of ways a chiropractor can help!
1. Standing Tall
Research has shown that good posture not only prevents pain and injuries but also gives you more energy and improves your appearance and your mood. That’s why having an expert look at how posture affects your muscles, bones and joints can have a big impact on your quality of life. Your chiropractor can show you how to develop and use good posture when typing, driving, running, playing sports and carrying children.
2. Moving Well
When your body is stiff and not very flexible, it is easier to become injured and more difficult to recover. By teaching you simple exercises and stretches designed for your needs, a chiropractor can help you regain your full range of motion.
3. Getting the Right Fuel
Consistently eating well is a challenge whether you’re an athlete, a stay-at-home mom or an office worker. One of the best ways to sort through your options is to get customized advice from a health care professional who understands you and your daily needs. Chiropractors are trained in nutrition and holistic health and can help you find a diet that is right for you.
4. Staying Active
While sitting may not seem harmful, too much sitting takes quite a toll on our lower back and neck. Exercise can help to undo this damage while also benefitting your muscles and your heart. If you’re struggling to find the time for fitness, Canada’s chiropractors are here for you. Straighten Up Canada! is a three-minute-a-day program for adults and kids that includes posture exercises and stretches to keep you flexible and strong.
5. A Good Night’s Sleep
Sleep is important to your health, both for your body and your mind. No matter whether you sleep on your back or your side, the right pillow and mattress will help you support your spine so you can be truly relaxed and refreshed while you sleep. Chiropractors recommend you avoid sleeping on your stomach, as it can lead to stress and strain on your spine, no matter which pillow you choose.
To find a chiropractor near you, use the chiropractor locator on our website. In Ontario, you can visit a chiropractor without a referral from a doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care professional. If you already have a chiropractor and/or another health care professional, join our Partnership4BetterHealth online patient advisory community. Then, you can share your ideas on how to enhance chiropractic services and make a positive impact on our health care system. It’s confidential, free, and always your choice to participate.