When starting any new weight loss plan, it is important to stack the odds in your favor.
A good place to start is by being honest with yourself- you are less likely to exercise if you are in pain. Back pain is a key deterrent in any exercise regime- it makes you less likely to seek out physical activity in the first place, and much less likely to enjoy it. This is where chiropractic steps in: our job is to help reduce back pain, alleviate nerve impingement and reduce muscle tension in order to help your body feel more comfortable. The more comfortable you feel, the more likely you are to seek out the exercise which will then help you lose weight. A further goal of chiropractic care is establishing as close to full range of motion in the spinal joints as is possible given your level of fitness and the state of your spine. Full range of motion allows you to work out more comfortably and effectively, with a lower risk for injury and pain.
Weight loss supports chiropractic
Maintaining a healthy target weight is essential for your spine. Every pound of body weight over your target threshold represents another pound that actively undoes the work we do to alleviate compression of the vertebrae and spinal nerves. This translates to more spinal degeneration in the future! There are infinite reasons for maintaining a healthy weight, but your spine should be among the very highest of considerations. By combining the power of weight loss and chiropractic, you increase your spine’s longevity and make for a more comfortable life in the future.
By maintaining your target weight, your spine will sing your praises
Chiropractic supports weight loss just as weight loss supports chiropractic. We want to help you take advantage of this equation to make powerful changes in your overall wellbeing. If you are interested in finding out more about chiropractic’s role in maintaining a healthy target weight, give our office in Westwood a call to schedule an appointment today.