Now that winter is coming to an end we’re all starting to come out of hibernation it’s time to get back into shape. It’s easy to gain weight during the winter months. It’s cold, no one wants to go outside let alone get themselves to the gym, it’s a season of overindulgence during the holidays, and by the time spring starts to make itself known it’s easy to find that you’ve fallen out of shape. When you get those running shoes back on though, it is a good idea to work with a professional to keep you healthy and help you get the most out of your exercises. At Dundas Chiropractic we want to help you achieve your health goals! Here is a list of five reasons that going to a chiropractor while you’re trying to get into shape for summer is a great idea!
Opens Up Your Range Of Motion
If you have taken a break from working out then your range of motion may have shrunk back down. Being able to move freely and with less pain will make your workouts a lot more inviting. There may not be a massive improvement after just one session, but working on your range of motion with your chiropractor will help it improve over time and allow you to move without restrictions.
Spinal manipulation is a great way to reduce pain not only in the back but in many other areas of the body, including the neck and head which is where many people experience the most pain. Pain can be debilitating, but working on it with a chiropractor will help minimize soreness after a workout and get you in fighting form more quickly.
Strengthens Bones & Muscles
When your back is not adjusted correctly, it is putting extra stress on surrounding muscles, bones, and joints. When your back is aligned correctly, however, the pressure on these areas is lessened, and it allows the body to function correctly. There will be fewer areas compensating for weak ones, and those weak areas will have the opportunity to strengthen.
Acupuncture for Weight Loss
Acupuncture is an amazing medical procedure that dates far back in human history. It doesn’t just help with pain, though, acupuncture can help with weight loss. Properly placed needles can reduce hunger signals, as well as spur on metabolism and fat regulation.
While not offered by all chiropractors, as Dundas Chiropractic we offer a diet loss program. This program is protein rich and ketogenic-based and will encourage the body to burn fat stores. We highly recommend it as part of a weight loss plan, which goes hand in hand with chiropractic care and acupuncture.
Getting back in shape after winter ends can be difficult. The team at Dundas Chiropractic wants to help you get there though, and with our chiropractic, acupuncture, and nutrition programs we believe that you will be able to achieve the best health of your life. You don’t have to do it alone, and we’d be honored to take a journey to your better self with you. You can learn more from our of our recently published quick informative blog on 5 Tips for Protein Weight Loss.