Live Long and Prosper
You can do much to help yourself feel better, live longer, and heal faster while your chiropractic treatments are helping to restore proper joint, muscle, and nerve tone and balance. Here are several important considerations for you to apply to your lifestyle.
❒ Posture– You are either building structure or tearing it down. See: POSTURE
❒ Diet– Every cell in your body is depending on you to make wise and conscious decisions about what goes through your mouth and into your body. This is especially true when you are in a healing state. Along with this, commit to safely losing any extra weight and then maintaining by wise and healthy habits.
❒ Exercise– “Have you ever heard the expression ‘Use it or lose it’? Inactivity is as much of a health risk as smoking!” from www.healthdiscovery.net/ Intensity of exercise should be considerate of your injuries and the phases of healing.
❒ Sleep– “Sleep also supports healthy growth and development. Deep sleep triggers the body to release the hormone that promotes normal growth in children and teens. This hormone also boosts muscle mass and helps repair cells and tissues in children, teens, and adults. Sleep also plays a role in puberty and fertility.” from the website www.nhlbi.nih.gov Be sure to get a good bed. Do some research. Most beds are good for only 6-8 years. See: SLEEP and Picking a MATTRESS
❒ Chair– With the number of hours we are seated in our society it makes sense that we need to take our sitting posture seriously. You will spare yourself a lot of pain and breakdown when you commit to developing healthy, functional sitting posture. See: HEALTHY BACK
❒ Work habits- If your company has a department which can help you be ergonomically correct, enlist them! If not, do some research to find out what you can do to lower the stresses you feel while performing your job through assessing and correcting for awkward positions, repetitive motions, and imbalanced loads and maneuvers. See: ERGONOMICSProper footwear and floor mats can also help a lot! For a self-check of your work desk correctness, see: Work Station Set-Up Video
❒ Icing- “Cold therapy is recommended during the first one to three days after an injury (depending on its severity) in what’s known as the “acute” phase of the injury. If swelling and inflammation aren’t stopped or slowed, more extensive tissue damage may occur and the injury may take longer to heal. For instructions on use see: COLD THERAPY
❒ Stress- Stress reduction is a must! We recommend that everyone find methods which work for them and incorporate them into your life on a regular basis. For more ideas on beating stress go to: BEAT STRESS PS. Think positively, have some fun every day, and participate in social activities.
❒ Water- We have looked all around for the best, holistically oriented information on water intake and Dr. Mercola’s site came in first. That said, don’t get carried away with all of it, just the parts which ring true to you: WATER
❒ Chemicals- Please see Environmental Working Group’s site for a wealth of information which “empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. We drive consumer choice and civic action with breakthrough research and an informed public.” Go to:http://www.ewg.org/ Also, if you do use medications, use them wisely: see MEDICATIONS
This article and many more highly useful articles, links, and instructional pages can be found at the following link: https://sites.google.com/…/checklist-of-holistic-self-care-…
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