Exercise is one of the main factors in maintaining a healthy weight. If your resolution is to lose weight this year, we want to let you know that exercise will not only help you accomplish this, but it can help you reduce your chronic pain.
Being overweight can lead to fatigue, difficulty breathing, or shortness of breath, which may cause you to avoid regular physical activity.
Avoiding exercise can cause even more weight gain due to a sedentary lifestyle.
At A Family and Sports Chiropractic Clinic, we see many patients falling into a sedentary lifestyle and developing Disuse Syndrome, which can cause chronic pain.
Many people who suffer from back pain believe that they need to avoid exercise in order to protect their back from further injury. In reality though, staying inactive will more likely worsen pain symptoms.
Once you determine the right exercise plan, it is important to pair it with a healthy diet. The key to a healthy diet is balance. It is important to consume the right vitamins and nutrients that are found in a range of healthy foods. Crash diets and diet pills are not the right way to get healthy.
Your health professional can help you determine the right amount of activity for your particular situation, so it is important to discuss your plans with them before beginning anything new.
We want you to start 2017 out right, with a resolution that helps you become the best “YOU” possible! We think this means a “YOU” free of pain!