In a previous article, on how Exercise Helps Chronic Low Back Pain I discussed the importance of moving, exercising more, and sitting less to help chronic low back pain. I was inspired to write this article about a patient who made drastic changes to his lifestyle in order to get his health back and have a happier life. In his case, managing his stress was key to helping him overcome chronic low back pain. There are many causes of chronic low back pain, but an often overlooked cause is … [Read more...]
Increase Your Strength
Increasing your strength means boosting your muscle strength and increasing your resilience. Both are necessary to get you healthy and to keep you healthy.
Benefits of increasing your muscle strength
From a chiropractor’s perspective having good muscle strength keeps your spine stable, improves your alignment and posture, improves your athletic performance, reduces the chance of injuries, and helps improve your balance and coordination. Furthermore, increasing your muscle strength will help you withstand and continue to partake in physical activities around the house like gardening, yard work, home renovations, shovelling, and general house work.
Increasing your resilience
Resilience is your body's ability to respond effectively when you encounter stress. Building up your internal response to a stressful situation can help ensure you heal better and stay healthy.
The following articles explain how you can boost your muscle strength and resilience from treatments like chiropractic care to lifestyle strategies like eating healthier, exercises, sleeping better, and stress management.
The low back pain you used to get on the rare occasion would go away on its’ own. You used to be able to carry on and work through your low back pain. It never interfered with your hobbies, work, family life, or physical activities like it is right now. Now your low back pain isn’t going away. It’s become chronic. Now it’s become a major annoyance and it’s preventing you from enjoying life. You sit all day at your desk and even that hurts. And perhaps that’s the issue? Maybe you need to … [Read more...]
Are you wanting to get stronger to improve your performance? Or perhaps as you age you have noticed you just aren’t as strong as you used to be despite being active. Recent research shows that chiropractic adjustments can help increase muscle strength. Learn how you can get stronger with the help of chiropractic care. In order for a muscle to get stronger the brain has to be able to send strong nerve signals to it so it can fully contract. Regular exercise is needed to get muscles strong, … [Read more...]