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Morning time is the best time to lose weight

Carpe diem, seize the day and make the morning hours your time to set a course for weight loss.  This is the most potent part of the day; each step you take from bed represents a deposit in the bank of caloric balance that contributes to maintaining a healthy weight. The process actually begins before you even wake up- a healthy sleep cycle is essential to keeping the pounds at bay. But once you wake up, each decision you make will go for or against your weight-loss regime.

From a chiropractor’s perspective, maintaining a healthy weight is essential for the health and alignment of your spine. Every pound over your ideal weight is adding an extra burden to the spine, especially to the lumbar region, which is responsible for bearing the weight of the upper body. Read on to find out ways you can use the natural energy of the morning time to encourage weight loss. 

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How does my spine move? 

We never think of our spine moving- we tend to think of it as a stable pillar that is moved by our body. But in reality, there are millions of micro-movements occurring with every tiny motion you make- everything is channeled through the spine. Thus vertebrae must be able to articulate with each other to allow your upper body to move. So, while the spine is designed for stability, the whole system needs to have some level of flexibility in order for it not to crack from the shearing forces we put it through on a daily basis. 

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