What do we associate with summer? Ice creams and sunshine, right? Sand between our toes and maybe a cocktail in our hand. Oh – and chiropractic care.
Okay, maybe not! Chiropractic care definitely isn't the first thing which comes to mind, but I'd argue that it should be up there. Lots of the benefits of chiropractic are perfect for maintaining a healthy body during the summer months. After all, there's no point putting in all that work for your perfect beach body if you don't look after it.
You may only think of your chiropractor as someone to help treat those pesky neck or back pains which occasionally crop up, and of course that is part of their job. One of the main goals of chiropractic is to ensure that the spine is properly aligned. This is not only important for pain relief but releasing tension and pressure throughout the body.
This is beneficial all year round, but especially in summer when we are much more active. If aches and twinges are making you think twice about taking a plunge in the sea then it might be time to pay a visit to your chiropractor.
Whether it's a casual game of beach volleyball or an uncomfortable plane journey, no-one wants to be troubled by sore bodies and stiffness during the sunny season – everyone can benefit from chiropractic before their holiday. However, there are other benefits of chiropractic care that we might not have even considered.
Looking after your body also has important consequences for our health. For example, a correctly aligned spine is one of the many effective ways to boost our immune system. Generally speaking, different viruses can cause sniffles such as the common cold throughout the year – this means a healthy immune system is vital all year round for helping your body fight them off. No one wants to be stuck in with a runny nose when the sun is shining!
And finally, relief of the aches and pains of daily life can help to keep us mentally focused and healthy – which is an essential part of enjoying ourselves during the summer months! Not only can avoiding the stress of an achy body can be the key to getting in the zone for a feel-good summer, but it can help us tune up mentally. Misalignments associated with the nervous system can affect out mood and our emotional health but can be treated with chiropractic care.
Chiropractors take a holistic approach to our health, which means realizing that musculoskeletal treatment can have benefits for both our bodies and our minds. This is why I believe it is the perfect way to keep us healthy during the summer months!
If you'd like to hear more about how chiropractic care could help you stay in shape this summer, why not get in touch with me at [email protected] to find out more?